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Links with Tasmania provide opportunities for Biological Science students

Published: 13 October 2015
Student exchange programme

An agreement has been signed between the University of Southampton and the University of Tasmania to establish an undergraduate student exchange programme.

The agreement will allow undergraduates taking a degree run by the Centre for Biological Sciences to study abroad in their second year. In the same way, University of Tasmania students can come to Southampton to study a programme in Biological Sciences.

Professor Peter Frappell, Pro Vice Chancellor for Global Engagement at Tasmania toured the Life Sciences building and met researchers for initial talks over joint opportunities. “We wanted to engage with Southampton because of your reputation for excellence in research in biosciences, oceanography and climate change, we believe we make a perfect match,” he says.

The University of Tasmania was founded 125 years ago and is Australia’s fourth oldest university. Its research specialisms include climate change, oceanography, marine science, biological sciences and new technologies to support mining and agriculture.

Prof. Peter Frappell, Prof. Keith Jones and Prof. Mark Spearing
Prof. Peter Frappell, Prof. Keith Jones and Prof. Mark Spearing

Pioneering research into a rare contagious cancer that is threatening to wipe-out Tasmanian Devils in the wild is already underway at Southampton. Dr Hannah Siddle leads a three year research project, that involves researchers from the the University of Tasmania, that aims to understand how the disease moves between the animals and design a vaccine against the tumour.

“We are delighted to join forces with the University of Tasmania to offer our students exciting opportunities at one of Australia’s leading universities,” says Professor Keith Jones, Head of Biological Sciences at Southampton.

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