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Vice-Chancellor and 


Professor Annabelle Duncan
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Campus locations

  • Armidale -
    main campus
  • Parramatta -


The University of New England (UNE) is a regionally based, globally networked university that is renowned for the quality of its student experience and the excellence of its research.

The University’s main campus is located at Armidale, NSW. It has nearly 5000 on-campus students, who enjoy relatively small class sizes and close interaction with teaching staff. About half live on-campus, in UNE’s residential colleges. The college community provides a valuable extension of the UNE experience, providing networks of friends, academic support, social and sporting activities.

When UNE became Australia’s first regional university in 1954, it pioneered the delivery of external degrees of a quality on par with traditional on-campus degrees, and has subsequently become Australia’s most experienced and innovative provider of distance education.

The University of New England now has nearly 20,000 off-campus students and supports these students through ten Study Centres in NSW as well as the FutureCampus in Parramatta, Sydney. These centres give UNE students living in those communities direct access to the Armidale campus via the latest online and video-conferencing technologies.

At the FutureCampus, UNE uses advanced online technologies to bring external students closer to lecturers in Armidale and around the world. Online students have access to real-time telepresence classes and the latest interactive learning and information technologies.

Students can choose from a diverse and attractive portfolio of professional courses in education and health, economics, business, law, medicine, social and behavioural sciences and the natural, rural and environmental sciences. These courses are complemented by the traditional arts and humanities disciplines, in which the University enjoys a strong reputation.

UNE has a proud history of high quality research, with an emphasis on tackling complex questions in rural and regional Australia. The University has developed a close network of international research partners through which it works to improve health, productivity and quality of life to communities outside metropolitan areas — not only in Australia, but across the developed and developing world.

Within Australia, UNE has strong industry links that are reflected in research collaborations with 15 research centres and institutes. Focus areas include animal genetics and breeding, agriculture and law, social science, local government, poultry, sheep and spatial information.