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Spotlight on female STEM researchers at regional universities 08/11/19

To coincide with the United Nation's World Science Day for Peace and Development on 10 November, Regional Universities Network (RUN) has released a new booklet that showcases the significant scientific contributions to society by female researchers at the network's seven universities. > More

Secondary Teacher Education in RRR Australia - A Profession with a Crisis to Remedy 29/10/19

The Secondary Teacher Education: A View from the Regions report, prepared by KPMG for the Regional Universities Network (RUN), shows that the existing shortage of secondary teachers in regional, rural and remote (RRR) Australia is about to get worse, and policy interventions are urgently required to address the situation. > More

RUN welcomes National Regional, Rural and Remote Tertiary Education Strategy 28/08/19

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the release of the National Regional, Rural and Remote Tertiary Education Strategy by the Minister for Education, the Hon Dan Tehan MP. > More

RUN welcomes performance-based funding measures 07/08/19

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the release of the Federal Government's performance-based funding for universities, and the invitation from the Minister for Education, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, to comment on the measures. > More

Productivity Commission report on demand driven system: more needs to be done to improve educational outcomes for regional students 17/06/19

In its report, The Demand Driven University System: A Mixed Report Card, the Productivity Commission has found that the system has increased the number of university places, made progress on improving equity of access to university, and been transformative for many with good employment outcomes. > More

Charles Sturt University to join RUN 29/05/19

Charles Sturt University will join RUN. It will be the seventh member of the group, and will work alongside the current members, CQUniversity, Federation University Australia, Southern Cross University, University of New England, University of Southern Queensland, and the University of the Sunshine Coast, in advocating for regional universities, their students and communities. > More

RUN welcomes the new Morrison ministry 26/05/19

The Regional Universities Network welcomes the Morrison Government's new ministry. > More

Budget 2019: Commitment to regional students and universities 02/04/19

Budget 2019-20 outlines the government's previously announced commitments in the Plan for Australia's Future Population and MYEFO for regional students and universities. > More

RUN university research has major impact on the regions and nation 01/04/19

The Engagement and Impact (EI) Assessment 2018-9 report, released by the Australian Research Council, showed that Regional Universities Network (RUN) research has a major economic, social and environmental impact on the regions and the nation. > More

ERA 2018: RUN's outstanding STEM and health research drives regional development 27/03/19

The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018 outcomes for the Regional Universities Network (RUN) showed the outstanding, world-class and innovative research being undertaken in RUN universities, benefitting regional communities, particularly in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health. > More

Scholarships and visa changes will encourage study at regional campuses 20/03/19

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomed today's announcement that the Morrison Government will offer scholarships to tertiary domestic and international students who study at regional campuses and an extra year of temporary residency in Australia for international students who study in the regions. > More

RUN welcomes bipartisan support for regional higher education 28/02/19

In speeches to the Universities Australia Higher Education Conference 2019, both the Minister for Education, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, and the Shadow Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, have prioritised lifting higher education participation and attainment in regional, rural and remote (RRR) Australia. > More

RUN welcomes new chair 30/01/19

Professor Helen Bartlett, Vice-Chancellor and President of Federation University Australia, will be the next Chair of the Regional Universities Network (RUN). > More

RUN welcomes announcement of Expert Regional Education Advisory Group 26/11/18

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Education, The Hon Dan Tehan MP, of the membership of the Expert Regional Education Advisory Group, chaired by the Hon Denis Napthine MP, which will develop the National Regional, Rural and Remote Education Strategy. > More

Regional Higher Education Announcement in the National Interest: RUN 12/11/18

RUN congratulates the Government on the announcement by the Minister for Education, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, of a comprehensive range of measures and significant funding of $134.8 million, including for new scholarships, growth of regional university campuses, and new regional study hubs, to boost higher education in regional Australia. > More