2012 Archived Media

Future Forum highlights pivotal role of regional universities 07/12/12

The enrichment provided by regional universities to their regions, communities and local industry, and their fundamental role in education, research, and innovation, is the focus of the ABC Future Forum television program The Clever Country - can universities meet the challenges facing regional Australia? > More

Regional Universities Network shows strength in strategic research 06/12/12

The latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2012 results confirm the strength of research undertaken by members of the Regional Universities Network (RUN) in areas of strategic importance. > More

Solution to urban productivity, invest in the regions 04/12/12

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) believes that more investment in the regions is one solution to Australia's ever growing urban sprawl which is hitting productivity, according to its Chair, Professor David Battersby. > More

RUN welcomes focus on impact of research 30/11/12

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) believes the development of new impact measures will be a step forward in our assessment of the value of research, according to its Chair, Professor David Battersby. > More

Outputs are the best measure of higher education quality, not inputs: Regional Universities Network 29/11/12

A tendency to focus on some limited measures of inputs–such as student eligibility criteria and offer acceptance rates–rather than the end results of tertiary study, does not provide a particularly useful or robust measure of the quality of higher education, according to the Regional Universities Network. > More

Regional universities pool resources to unlock powerful opportunities 14/11/12

In an Australian first, a group of regional universities will collaborate in a range of new ways, greatly expanding the choices available to students and staff. > More

RUN welcomes Government's AsiaBound announcement 01/11/12

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, Senator Chris Evans, that under the AsiaBound scheme more than 10,000 Australian students will receive grants to study in Asia and thousands more will have access to student loans. > More

RUN supports student engagement with Asia 29/10/12

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the Government's announcement that every Australian university will be encouraged to send students to universities in Asia to ensure that the next generation of Australian leaders are Asia-literate. > More

RUN universities responding to a changing environment 24/10/12

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) has responded to the challenges identified in the Ernst and Young report 'University of the Future', which contends that broad based teaching and research institutions will be unviable in all but a few cases over the next 10-15 years. > More

RUN welcomes preservation of indexation by Federal Government 23/10/12

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) has welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government today that indexation to university sector funding would be preserved and that there would be no changes to the demand-driven system. > More

RUN universities build links in teaching and learning 09/10/12

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) will hold a major workshop at Southern Cross University's Gold Coast Campus on Friday, 12 October, to grow further collaboration in teaching and learning. > More

RUN universities excel in Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citations 19/09/12

Academic, teaching and professional staff from Regional Universities Network (RUN) members has excelled in the 2012 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC). > More

RUN welcomes Behrendt Report on Indigenous higher education 16/09/12

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) has welcomed the release of the Higher Education Access and Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People report, chaired by Professor Larissa Behrendt. > More

Good Universities Guide Confirms Strong Performance by RUN Universities 07/09/12

The 2013 edition of the Good Universities Guide has confirmed the strength of the Regional University Network (RUN) universities in access and equity, entry flexibility, and the educational experience. > More

RUN to outline plans at Regional Tertiary Education Conference 28/08/12

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) will outline plans to grow its contribution to regional Australia at the second annual Regional Tertiary Education Conference at the University of the Sunshine Coast on 30 to 31 August. > More

RUN Welcomes Regional Focus in Prime Minister's Manufacturing Taskforce 20/08/12

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) has welcomed the recognition of the importance of manufacturing in regional Australia, as emphasised in the 16 August report of the non-government members of the Prime Minister's Manufacturing Taskforce. > More

Grattan Report Takes Narrow View of Public Benefit 13/08/12

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) considers that the approach to public benefit used in the Grattan Report, Graduate Winners: Assessing the public and private benefits of education, is limited and does not take account of the contribution of graduates to regional or national development. > More

RUN Forms Network of Regional Development Researchers 18/07/12

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) will hold a major workshop at Southern Cross University's Gold Coast Campus on 19 to 20 July to build capacity and collaboration between its members in research and community engagement. > More

RUN values Australian science 24/05/12

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) is committed to playing its part in lifting the interest and education of students in science and maths, an issue raised in the Chief Scientist's report Health of Australian Science released on 23 May. > More

RUN welcomes 2012-13 Tertiary Education, Science and Research Budget 09/05/12

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the Federal Government's 2012-13 tertiary education, science and research budget which shows an increased commitment to the university sector. > More

RUN assists disadvantaged students 24/04/12

RUN's universities continue to provide increasing support for low socio-economicbackground students, according to results released by the Federal Minister for TertiaryEducation, Skills, Science and Research on 23 April. > More

RUN urges further development of MyUniversity website 03/04/12

The MyUniversity website launched by Federal Minister Chris Evans today is welcome but it needs further development, according to the Regional Universities Network (RUN). > More

Regional Universities Network welcomes government response to Inquiry into Rural and Regional Education 26/03/12

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) today welcomed the Australian Government's response to the Senate inquiry into rural and regional access to secondary and tertiary education opportunities. > More

Skills for Australians package an opportunity for regional Australia 21/03/12

The Skills for Australians package announced by the Federal Government this week will provide important education and training opportunities for regional Australians, according to the Regional Universities Network (RUN). > More

RUN to launch its website 14/03/12

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) will launch its website tomorrow, 15 March. > More

RUN welcomes Federal support for regional students and universities 13/03/12

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the Federal Government's support for regional university students. > More

Regional universities continue to grow 05/03/12

Regional Australia is experiencing dynamic growth and regional universities are educating an increasing number of regional Australians. > More

RUN welcomes Regional Australia Institute 01/03/12

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the establishment of the Regional Australia Institute by the Federal Government and acknowledges the important role of Independents Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor in its formation. > More

Base funding review 'should address underfunding' 01/03/12

Areas of underfunding such as the visual and performing arts should receive increased funding, according to the Regional Universities Network (RUN) in its submission to the base funding review. > More

RUN Executive Director begins appointment 14/02/12

Dr Caroline Perkins, the inaugural Executive Director of the Regional Universities Network (RUN), has begun her appointment this week.Professor David Battersby, inaugural Chair of RUN and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ballarat, said Dr Perkins will be an outstanding advocate for regional universities throughout Australia. > More