**Please note - strictly embargoed until 8pm Saturday August 29 2015**
An exciting new partnership agreement struck between the Tasmanian Liberal Government and the University of Tasmania marks a dramatic shift in how we will work together to improve educational, social and economic opportunities for Tasmanians.
As a Government we firmly believe that education gives Tasmanians the very best chance of getting a job and living a fulfilling life, and also to unlocking the State's full potential. The university of Tasmania shares this vision.
So in the 125th anniversary of the University of Tasmania we are uniting our efforts with the signing of a new strategic alliance - 'Making the Future Partnership 2015-2025'.
Over the next decade we are committed to;
By the end of December this year joint five-year targets will have been established, to track the progress of achievement against these five objectives.
The State Government and University of Tasmania will commit a senior officer for three years, with responsibilities to deliver the key commitments of the partnership.
Progress under the partnership will be overseen by a group to be chaired by the Vice Chancellor and myself, which will include key Government Ministers and the Council of the University, and we will meet every six months.
An annual statement will be provided to the community and a major review will be conducted every third year.
This exciting new partnership marks a strong commitment by the State Government and the University of Tasmania to work together to deliver a brighter future for our state.