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The baby boom that is giving nature a helping hand

Researchers are celebrating after 50 tiny red handfish hatched in Hobart, fuelling hope that we can save the last known populations of the world’s rarest fish.

Image: A red handfish by Antonia Cooper

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Wishing you a healthy and prosperous 2020

A message from Executive Director of Advancement
Kate Robertson to our alumni family and loyal readers.

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University apologises to Tasmanian Aboriginal people

The University of Tasmania makes a historic apology for its role in wrongdoings towards Tasmanian Aboriginal people.

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Antarctic Ice Sheet

An epic journey to the edge of the earth

Alumna Ingrid Albion doesn’t have sea legs, but a desire to turn the tide on climate change saw her set sail on an epic voyage.

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Cocos Is hermit crabs negotiate plastic debris

Half a million crabs dying from plastic debris on remote islands

Hermit crabs are confusing discarded plastic containers with shells. The creatures become trapped and die from a lack of water

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New book tackles Tasmanian tourisms’ hard questions

What is the impact of cruise ships? How should we manage Chinese tourism? Should AirBnB and short stay accommodation be regulated?

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Someone believed in me and wanted me to succeed

A show of gratitude to our donors who give so others can gain. Read about how a scholarship gave an aspiring artist the most precious gift of all.

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Flying doctors to the rescue for scholarship students needing a lift

Scholarship students given an experience of a lifetime with the chance to work with Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Learn more about University fundraising initiatives

Alumni in profile
Benita Husband

Benita Husband
Bachelor of Engineering
with Honours 2000

Alumna Benita Husband has always wanted to know how things worked. As a child she would wonder why black things got hotter in the sun than white things. Her curiosity led to a career in engineering. Last month she was appointed the CEO of pitt&sherry, a large engineering and professional services company.

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Courses and careers
Pencil pines near Cradle Mountain - Credit Ashley Whitworth

Interested in learning about sustainability in a modern world?

The University of Tasmania has a new Diploma of Sustainable Living that can be studied online, at your own pace.

Taught by experts in different aspects of sustainability, the course draws on Tasmania's incredible landscape, multidisciplinary perspectives and unique environments.

Image: Pencil pines near Cradle Mountain by Ashley Whitworth

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