University of New England
- University Name : University of New England
- Website link : www.une.edu.au
- Location : Armidale NSW 2351, Australia
- Phone : +61 2 6773 3333
The University of New England 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. The University of New England is located on several sites in Armidale. The northern campus of the University is five kilometres to the northwest of the city centre, in an attractive rural and bushland setting. Part of this campus includes the original property presented by the late Mr T R Forster to the University of Sydney for the establishment of a University College. This property comprised the old homestead, ‘Booloominbah’, together with several other buildings and 74 hectares of land.
UNE again scores the highest 5 star rating for teaching quality and overall satisfaction in the 2016 Good Universities Guide. 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. UNE has three teaching periods each year for most courses, commencing February, June and October.