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 was Australia’s first regional university, it was the first Australian provider of off-campus tertiary education and it is now a leader in online innovation and flexible tertiary education delivery. UNE is one of the largest and fastest growing online providers of higher education in Australia - 78% of its students are studying fully online with a further 10% studying via mixed mode.
The University's main campus is located in Armidale, NSW. There are also ten regional study centres and a growing international network of partner institutions. In 2013, UNE opened its first FutureCampus in Parramatta where online students in the Greater Western Sydney area have access to real-time telepresence classes with lecturers from around the world. UNE offers professional programs in education and health, economics, business, law, medicine, social and behavioural sciences and the natural, rural and environmental sciences. These courses complement the University's considerable reputation across the traditional disciplines in the arts and sciences.
UNE has a proud history of high quality research, with a particular emphasis on tackling complex questions in rural and regional Australia.