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Research at UTAS

UTAS has a long and proud history of quality research. The 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks UTAS among the top 10 Australian universities for the second year running and in the top two per cent world-wide. This finding is augmented by the results of Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), the nationwide assessment of research quality, which rates UTAS as a world-leading research institution in 16 broad fields of research. UTAS was assessed in 21 of the 22 broad disciplines rated by ERA and proved to have internationally leading strengths in disciplines across the sciences, law, journalism, history and the humanities, true indicators of the breadth of UTAS’ research strength.

These results point to UTAS’ success in harnessing Tasmania’s unique position to attack globally significant problems, such as climate change, the need to boost food production and the challenge of maintaining biodiversity, and how we’re providing leadership on the national stage.

The outcomes evince the quality of UTAS staff and research students. Importantly, they also validate the vision of philanthropists, governments, industry, and all other allies in investing in UTAS discovery.

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