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Learning the Unlikely as an Information Technology Enterprise: Development and Research

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university of tasmania OPEN TO TALENT: STRATEGIC PLAN 2012 – ONWARDS open to talent 3 | CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B UTAS MISSION The University of Tasmania continues a long tradition of excellence and commitment to free inquiry in the creation, preservation, communication and application of knowledge, and to scholarship that is global in scope, distinctive in its specialisations and that reflects our Tasmanian character. The University will provide leadership within its community, thereby contributing to the cultural, economic and social development of Tasmania. UTAS VISION The University of Tasmania will be ranked among the top echelon of research-led universities in Australia. The University will be a world leader in its specialist, thematic areas and will be recognised for its contribution to state, national and international development. UTAS will be characterised by its high-quality academic community, its unique island setting and its distinctive student experience. UTAS graduates will be prepared for life and careers in the globalised society of the twenty-first century. UTAS VALUES We subscribe to the fundamental values of honesty, integrity, responsibility, trust and trustworthiness, respect and self-respect, and fairness and justice. We bring these values to life by our individual and collective commitment to: •  Creating and serving shared purpose •   Nurturing a vital and sustainable  community •  Focusing on opportunity •   Working from the strength  diversity brings •   Collaborating in ways that helps  us be the best we can be. INTRODUCTION The foundation of the University of Tasmania in 1890 was a crowning achievement in a remarkable period of creative and intellectual endeavour for the fledgling island colony. The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens were laid out in 1818, the first scientific society in Australia started in Tasmania in 1829 and the first Australian scientific journal b

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