About UNE

The University of New England was the first Australian university established outside a capital city. With a history extending back to the 1920s, UNE has a well-earned reputation as one of Australia's great teaching, training and research universities.

Through its leading role in the provision of distance education, UNE has contributed to the nation's development over more than half a century — while enhancing the lives of thousands of people who would otherwise have been unable to pursue university studies. Today, UNE is extending its global reach through the adoption of the latest communication technologies, and is recognised as an innovator in flexible online education.

More than 100,000 people have graduated from UNE, with many of them going on to hold senior positions around Australia — and abroad — in business, government, education, research, and community development.

Strategic Plan

The UNE 2016 - 2020 Strategic Plan: Together we can do this (PDF, 1208.77 KB) was approved at the UNE Council in November 2015.

UNE stakeholders, staff and community members have contributed their time and ideas to the new strategic plan throughout a robust and extensive consultation period during 2015.

The aspiration of the new Strategic Plan is that UNE will strive to be the University of Choice for students and researchers who desire to transform their lives and help to build resilient communities.

Crucial to the success of the Strategic Plan are the values (listed below) which will underpin the University’s approach for the next five years:

  • Creative, innovative, willing to change and take calculated risks
  • Respectful, approachable and helpful
  • Sustainable, robust and dependable
  • Ethical, honest, accountable and authentic

UNE 2016-2020 Strategic Plan (HTML)

UNE 2016-2020 Strategic Plan (PDF, 1208.77 KB)