University of New England

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UNE was formed in 1938 as the New England University College, a College of the University of Sydney. The University became fully independent in 1954 and pioneered teaching to external students by correspondence, making UNE Australia's most experienced provider of distance and now online education.


Their aim is to offer you the most flexible study options without losing any of the rigour required in a quality tertiary education. You can study on campus for a traditional face-to-face education experience, or from wherever you are; our new generation of online study is making tertiary education more accessible than ever.


UNE’s research is benchmarked against international quality standards. This is assessed independently, through a national research evaluation program conducted every three years by the Australian Research Council, called Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).


  • UNE provides a range of competitive benefits for its employees. Working at UNE provides advantages like competitive remuneration, up to 17% employer superannuation contributions and salary packaging.
  • Staff are offered up to twelve months paid maternity leave, flexible family arrangements, excellent training and career advancement opportunities, study leave and much more.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
601 -100
501 100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
750 -21
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

UNE's administration areas are the directorates, operational areas, and offices that support the functions of the University.

Housing services

  • There are some great reasons to live on campus when you study with UNE.
  • If you need to visit UNE for a short period — whether for intensive schools, graduation, working on campus, or another reason, — short-term accommodation is available in our residential college system.
  • Choosing to live in one of UNE’s residential colleges not only saves you money, it puts you in the ideal position to enjoy the living and learning experience to the fullest. Both socially and academically, you are right at the heart of the action.

Library services

The University Library includes Dixson Library, the Law Library and the UNE Heritage Centre, as well as the Library's virtual presence on the Internet.

ICT services

The UNE Document Service Centre (DSC), managed by Fuji Xerox Australia, is a dedicated and onsite document production service for UNE Staff and Students, as well as providing service to the broader local community.

Medical services

Medical Centre — located in Armidale city, the UNE Medical Centre is located within the Tablelands Clinical School building, adjacent to Armidale Hospital in Butler St. The centre is open to students, staff and the community.International students are able to access this facility and use their Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for a number of different health services.

Student Life

Campus life

We are proud that students from more than 75 nations study on-campus, creating a multicultural atmosphere. Our campus is well equipped with first rate sporting facilities, shops, restaurants, medical facilities, childcare, a post office, and banking facilities. In addition to excellent study facilities, we provide an environment that facilitates the creation of lifelong friendships.

Sports facilities

  • Sport UNE offers students a great range of on campus sporting facilities, including rockclimbing, soccer, yoga, archery, hockey and basketball.
  • SportUNE — considered one of the best university sporting precincts, SportUNE offers students and the wider community a great range of on-campus sporting facilities, including swimming, rock climbing, soccer, yoga, archery, hockey and basketball.

Student clubs

Clubs and Societies — there's a range of clubs and societies for students at UNE, from basic to abstract interests, that support and complement your degree and experience as a student.

Armidale, New South Wales, Australia


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