The University of Tasmania has a growing reputation as one of Australia’s foremost teaching and research institutions. With a history spanning almost 125 years, the university is ranked in the top ten research universities in Australia and in the top two percent of universities in the world.  The Launceston UTAS campus is located at Newnham, a few minutes drive, a one hour walk or a 20 minute cycle from the city centre. The spacious 50 hectare campus overlooks the Tamar River and offers state-of-the-art facilities and a friendly, inclusive learning environment.

The campus has easy access to regular public transport and is close to local shopping centres. A range of affordable accommodation is also available on and off campus.

The Australian Maritime College (AMC) is located at the Newnham campus and is Australia's national centre for maritime education and training and is known for its world-class teaching and research facilities.

A satellite campus in Launceston's inner city, is adjacent to the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) at Inveresk, and includes the Academy of the Arts and the School of Architecture and Design.  The Human Interface Technology Lab (HITLab AU), the only facility of its kind in Australia, is a research and teaching facility within the UTAS School of Engineering and ICT. HITLab's focus is on building advanced human-computer interface technology that will unlock the power of human intelligence, improve quality of life and link minds globally. 

The School of Health Sciences at Launceston also has exceptional nursing and midwifery facilities, including modern laboratories, simulation centre and technical health equipment.