Tradition and Reputation
From its beginning as a campus of The University of Sydney in 1938 to becoming a fully independent university in 1954, UNE has enjoyed a rich heritage, a reputation for academic distinction and for offering an enviable lifestyle.
Academic excellence, world class graduates, a supportive and accessible network of teaching staff, and an innovative environment are the strengths on which the University of New England’s reputation is founded. UNE is proud of its heritage and status as one of Australia’s oldest universities and is committed to maintaining the tradition of excellence for which it is renowned.
The campus of UNE has many historical traditions, which are epitomised by the stately building ‘Booloominbah’ as pictured above. This grand homestead, in the centre of the campus and surrounded by lush green lawns and majestic oak trees, is the perfect place to relax for lunch or catch up on some study. Twice a year on the lawns of Booloominbah, faculties hold their graduation ceremonies, for which students from around the world come to Armidale to be part of the UNE graduation experience and to be recognised for their academic achievements. Steeped in tradition, Booloominbah is the perfect backdrop for your academic career at UNE.
UNE’s continued outstanding reputation is reflected in the fact that over 75,000 people across the world hold UNE qualifications, many in senior positions across public and private sectors. These people are part of the illustrious UNE Alumni, and they form a strong part of UNE’s tradition and history. UNE Alumni is a continually expanding system which allows graduates of UNE to develop professional international networks, as well as keeps them up to date with the latest developments in their fields of study.