The Federal Government has announced it will fund 32 projects aimed at improving the quality of teaching at the country’s higher education institutions.

Federal Minister for Tertiary Education, Chris Bowen, said that the 32 projects will share in $4.8 million to be spread across 21 universities.

"The Federal Government is committed to creating world class universities and that requires the best university teachers using the latest teaching techniques," Mr Bowen said.

"The benefits of the projects will be felt right across the sector and more broadly across the community with a great range of topics.

"For instance, the University of Tasmania is leading a project to improve the maths skills of vocational education and training students transitioning to higher education.

The Office for Learning and Teaching grants and fellowships schemes were recently listed on the 2013 Australian Competitive Grants Register.

A complete list of grant recipients can be found here