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Professor Annabelle Duncan - UNE Website

Vice-Chancellor and 


Professor Annabelle Duncan
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Campus locations

  • Armidale -
    main campus
  • Parramatta -


Since its inception as Australia’s first regional university, UNE has been willing to break with tradition in order to achieve the mission to help people from all walks of life adapt to an ever-changing world. We are driven by a culture of innovation.

Expert online education
UNE pioneered distance education in the 1950s to provide university education to people regardless of their location or personal circumstances. We deliver Australia’s most flexible educational experience to almost 20,000 online students, who receive 24/7 online tutor support and back-up from ten Study Centres in regional NSW, as well as UNE Sydney in Parramatta.

Enriching on-campus life
UNE offers a rich on-campus experience for students from throughout Australia and over 75 nations. Our seven residential Colleges are centrepieces of this experience and provide a variety of options - from traditional, catered Colleges to self-catered apartment-style living.

Unmatched student experience
Whether it’s online or on campus, UNE is committed to the highest academic standards. We have been awarded the maximum 5 stars for overall experience for the past 13 years; a feat unmatched by any other Australian public university. UNE is also the number one rated university in NSW for teaching quality and student support.

Our diverse portfolio of professional courses covers traditional arts and humanities disciplines, education and health, economics, business, law, medicine, social and behavioural sciences and the natural, rural and environmental sciences. UNE has also introduced revolutionary Bespoke Courses, designed to allow working adults to mix and match units from across different degrees to suit their needs.

World-class research
UNE enjoys an international reputation for research excellence. Our strong industry links are reflected in collaborations with 15 research centres and institutes. UNE works across animal genetics and breeding, agriculture and law, social science, local government, poultry, sheep, and spatial information to solve tomorrow’s problems today.

Advances like our PhD (Innovation) embed practical research projects in industries and communities. Our research is bringing social, economic and environmental improvements to lives and landscapes around Australia and throughout South-East Asia and the Pacific.