The University of New England (UNE) is a globally networked university that is well known for the quality of its student experience and the excellence of its research facilities.International students often pick UNE as their study destination of choice- and global ratings bear out this choice. This year, for the 12th year in a row, the University of New England has earned the top five-star rating from the Good Universities Guide for the quality of the student experience; a record that is not matched by any other Australian public University. The undergraduate and postgraduate nursing programs deliver the best career outcomes for health professionals. Nursing graduates from UNE stand out for their theoretical knowledge, practical skills and their critical thinking and reasoning abilities. For this reason, they are much sought after in leading healthcare institutes in the country and overseas.
A vibrant, contemporary Australian university with campuses at the Gold Coast, Lismore and Coffs Harbour, and branch campuses in Sydney and Melbourne, Southern Cross University offers industry-relevant degrees with a strong emphasis on practical learning. Ranked in the top 100 best universities in the Asia-Pacific region for 2017 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Southern Cross University enjoys a strong demand for students. International students can choose from study programs in Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Science and Engineering and Health and Human Sciences, among others. Nursing students can take advantage of comprehensive courses that combine foundational science, professional knowledge and clinical experiences to prepare graduates for a successful career in nursing and health.Southern Cross University is well known for its research facilities, with staff and students undertaking research in a wide range of areas, including civil engineering, complementary and alternative medicine, human movement and sports science, and nursing,to name a few.