Communications & Media

Excellence and innovation showcased during Research Week

Excellence in research and innovation will be showcased next month as the University hosts the 2017 Research Week (4-10 September).

The week will highlight the strength and diversity of the University’s research across campuses in Hobart, Launceston, Burnie and Sydney.

Events designed to inform and engage staff and students including lectures, workshops and forums are part of this year’s program.

The state-wide hackathon competition, UHack, returns this year being held simultaneously in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie on the weekend of 8-10 September.

The event hosts teams of designers, innovators and entrepreneurs who will help solve a problem or identify an opportunity within the research theme areas – environment, resources and sustainability; creativity, culture and society; better health; marine, Antarctic and maritime; and data, knowledge and decisions.

Other highlights for the week include:

  • Research Excellence Keynote Lectures will be held in Launceston, Cradle Coast and Hobart
  • Graduate Research Conference featuring the HDR Poster Showcase
  • Meet the Athena SWAN team
  • Q&A discussion – ‘Fake News and Research’ – with panellists including Dr Paul Willis (science communicator/presenter on ABC’s Catalyst and Quantum programs)
  • PhD candidates’ academic, presentation and communication skills will be put to the test in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Finals.

For more information and program details visit

To register for UHack, or more details about the competition, visit

Published on: 18 Aug 2017 10:56am