University of New England

The University of New England is an Australian public university with 17,896 higher education students. Its original and main campus is located in the city of Armidale in north central New South Wales.

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Address: Madgwick Street, Armidale NSW 2531, Australia
Phone: +61 2 6773 3333


The University of New England (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. UNE is Australia’s oldest regional university offering more than 200 courses at undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and higher degree research levels. In 2012 UNE had more than 20,000 current students and 1,200 staff.

The university undertakes fundamental and applied research in many disciplines. Its scholars and scientists have established international reputations through their contributions in areas such as rural science, agricultural economics, educational administration, linguistics and archaeology. Through its research UNE assists in the economic, social and cultural advancement of Australia and in the advanced training of undergraduate and postgraduate students.