And while the Tasmanian Government has reassured UTAS that overseas institutions are not being courted by the state, Hobart’s new development site Macquarie Point is being presented to overseas interests as an ideal research and learning base.
The Macquarie Point Redevelopment Corporation has been canvassing interest from international universities in its eight hectare waterfront site.
The corporation’s chairman Mark Ryan said foreign institutions and research bodies had expressed interest in establishing a bases in the new Macquarie Point development.
The University of Tasmania is not only feeling the pressure of reduced funding, it is facing the prospect of having competitors set up in its own backyard at Hobart’s Macquarie Point.
Luke Martin from the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania said his organisation was not opposed to university and research developments at Macquarie Point but was also urging new hotel developments.
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