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Education and research in Tasmania

Tasmania’s research sector is recognised as world-leading in critical disciplines including earth and marine sciences and agriculture and forestry. It also performs above world standard in astronomical and space sciences, chemistry, biological sciences, environmental science and medicine, sociology and fisheries sciences.

Tasmania is home to dozens of world-class facilities, each contributing meaningful impacts to climate, marine, wildlife, agriculture and medical sectors, to name a few. From the Australian Antarctic Division at Kingston to Hobart’s Menzies Institute for Medical Research, the state demonstrates its commitment to the global research landscape.

World-leading research

The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is part of an energetic ecosystem, addressing social and economic challenges with place-based partnerships that span the private, education, government and community sectors.

UTAS is the proud recipient of the highest number of Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Training Centres and Hubs in the country. UTAS also boasts partnerships with the Australian Space Agency, NASA, the European Space Agency, JAXA, China National Space Administration and SpaceX, and is a recipient of ASA Space Infrastructure Funding to expand its space tracking infrastructure and capability.

An ideal location for exploratory researchers, UTAS is a key partner in the Centre for Antarctic Remote and Maritime Medicine, as well as attracting high-quality science researchers through its institutions, which include the Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits, the Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science, the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, and the Australian Maritime College.

Incentives, grants and support

International businesses wanting to join the Tasmanian education and research ecosystem may qualify for services, resources and support from a range of government agencies.