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Education stories

The following stories relate to Tasmania’s Education sector:

UTAS snaps up city site

The University of Tasmania [UTAS] has purchased another key site as part of its plan to shift the weight of its Hobart campus into the CBD over the next 10 to 15 years. UTAS says the K&D Warehouse site (in Melville Street) is the last major component of its southern campus strategy. 

23 April 2019, Edition 204

University expands property portfolio

The University of Tasmania (UTAS) continues to snap up Hobart’s city buildings as it progresses with plans to locate more of its activities in the CBD. The latest purchase is the former Forestry Tasmania building in Melville Street.

14 February 2019

Engineering cousins’ global exposure

Two young engineering cousins are putting Tasmania on the international stage. Former Launceston College student Isaac Brain, and his cousin Mitch Torok, from Rosny College in Hobart, won the engineering category in a prestigious national accolade – the 2019 BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards.

14 February 2019, Edition 202

Boost for MS research

Tasmania continues to lead the way with research into Multiple Sclerosis (MS), with the announcement of two new projects at the University of Tasmania’s Menzies Institute for Medical Research. Alice Saul will explore the effects of diet on MS. 

14 February 2019, Edition 202

International pilots head to Tassie

Tasmania is proving to be a significant aviation player, with a local company winning a lucrative contract to train overseas pilots. Par-Avion, based at Cambridge aerodrome in Hobart, is Tasmania’s premier flying training organisation.

14 October 2018, Edition 199

Ansett to fly high in Launceston

Will Richards, the grandson of Reginald Ansett – who founded the airline company that proudly carried his name – is continuing his grandfather’s aviation legacy, in Tasmania. He is also trading airplanes for helicopters.

12 September 2018, Edition 198

Symphony summer school

Expect the sounds of sweet music over the coming summer months, with a special summer school for aspiring Tasmanian conductors. 

12 September 2018, Edition 198

Kids join archaeological dig

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Young archaeologists-in-training have joined the dig at an important excavation as part of an innovative education initiative.

8 May 2018, Edition 194

Naval partners for Maritime College

The Launceston based Australian Maritime College has been named as the strategic partner of the new $25m Naval Shipbuilding College in Adelaide. 

11 April 2018, Edition 193

Academy honours two locals

Two University of Tasmania scientists have received prestigious career honorific awards from the Australian Academy of Science in recognition of their lifelong achievements. 

8 February 2018, Edition 191

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