The University of New England (UNE) was Australia’s first regional university with a founding mission to help people adapt to a changing world. UNE remains driven by its commitment to rural communities and regional educational frameworks targeted at social and economic opportunity.
Education – when and where it is needed
UNE pioneered distance education in the 1950s and across the decades has enabled workforce development regardless of location or personal circumstances. UNE delivers Australia’s most flexible educational experience to over 25,000 online students per annum, with support from the Armidale and Tamworth (coming 2021) campuses, nine regional study centres and UNE Sydney.
A larger UNE presence In Tamworth will help remove barriers and improve participation in higher education. It will allow UNE to be responsive to the needs of industry and the community by producing work-ready graduates who will support the growth ambitions of the city.
A high quality holistic experience
In addition to a rich distance education offer, UNE also provides 6,000 students from Australia and over 75 nations with a residential experience. Our accommodation options suit a range of needs – from traditional, catered colleges to independent apartment-style living, a sporting complex and cultural facilities.
UNE aims for the highest academic standards and has achieved the maximum five stars for overall student experience in each of the past 15 years; a feat unmatched by any other Australian public university. For teaching quality and student support, UNE is rated number one in NSW.
A diverse portfolio of academic and professional courses covers arts and humanities, education and health, economics, business, law, medicine, social and behavioural sciences, sport and exercise, and natural and environmental sciences. Our bespoke courses were developed to allow working adults to design a degree programme to suit their needs.
Knowledge creation to address real problems
UNE enjoys a reputation for research excellence based on strong linkages with national research centres and institutes. UNE is internationally recognised for contributions to applied animal genetics and breeding, agriculture and law, social sciences and health and medicine in a regional context. The UNE PhD (Innovation) programme embeds practical research projects in industries and communities.
We drive our research through a knowledge creation paradigm which brings academics, researchers, stakeholders and end users together to address social and economic improvements for Australia, South-East Asia and the Pacific. The impact of UNE research equates to billions of dollars of added value.