2016 Archived Media

Regional Australia Must Have Enough Medical Professionals 14/12/16

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the announcement by the Assistant Minister for Rural Health, The Hon Dr David Gillespie MP, of a stocktake of the distribution of medical school places with a view to considering ways in which workforce needs in regional, rural and remote Australia can be best addressed. > More

RUN Welcomes Federation University Australia's new Vice-Chancellor 06/12/16

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the appointment of Professor Helen Bartlett as the next Vice-Chancellor of Federation University Australia. > More

RUN shows some growth in applications 30/11/16

The Department of Education and Training's Undergraduate Applications, Offers and Acceptances 2016 data shows that the Regional Universities Network (RUN) had a minor increase in applications from 2015 to 2016 of 0.6 per cent. > More

Regional Universities critical in supporting regional capitals: Senate Committee Report 24/11/16

The Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee final report into the Future Role and Contribution of Regional Capitals to Australia, released November 24, has found that regional universities perform a critical role in supporting regional capitals to achieve their potential. > More

RUN Welcomes Report on the Transparency of Higher Education Admissions 16/11/16

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) supports the recommendations contained in the report of the Higher Education Standards Panel on the transparency of higher education student admissions. > More

RUN Welcomes Prof Greg Hill as Chair and Thanks Prof Jan Thomas 07/11/16

Professor Greg Hill, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Sunshine Coast, will be the next chair of the Regional Universities Network (RUN). > More

RUN congratulates chair Jan Thomas on her appointment as vice-chancellor of Massey University 12/10/16

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) congratulates the network Chair and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southern Queensland, Professor Jan Thomas, on her appointment as Vice-Chancellor of Massey University in New Zealand. > More

RUN welcomes appointment of higher education expert panel 10/10/16

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the appointment of an expert advisory panel by the Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, to help develop a future plan for Australia's higher education system. > More

Regional Australia needs more university graduates 05/09/16

Regional Australia need more university graduates and regional universities should be formally recognised in regional development policy. > More

RUN welcomes revamped Turnbull ministry 19/07/16

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the Turnbull Government's expanded new ministry. > More

RUN and RCA sign MOU to Boost Education and Career Pathways 16/06/16

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) and Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aiming to highlight the need for improved academic and career pathways for young people and residents living in regional Australia. > More

RUN: Keep the demand driven student system 15/06/16

Despite calls to reintroduce caps on student places, the Regional Universities Network (RUN) strongly supports retaining the demand driven student system, as outlined in its policy document Clever Regions, Clever Australia. > More

The numbers tell the story–Regional Australia matters 13/06/16

Universities are proving to be an increasingly powerful economic engine room for regional Australia, delivering jobs and driving new innovations. > More

RUN welcomes Southern Cross' new Vice-Chancellor 12/06/16

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the appointment of Professor Adam Shoemaker as the next Vice-Chancellor of Southern Cross University. > More

Why sports injury hospitalisations are higher in regional Australia 25/05/16

New research has revealed the rate of hospitalisation for sports injuries is significantly higher in regional Australia than in metropolitan areas, challenging the way in which policy makers think about health service delivery. > More

RUN launches Clever Regions, Clever Australia policy plan 24/05/16

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) has released its policy plan, Clever Regions, Clever Australia, Policy Advice for an Incoming Government - 2016. > More

Regional Futures Under the Spotlight at June Conference 05/05/16

The future of regional Australia will be under the spotlight during a Regional Universities (RUN) conference, to be held at CQUniversity's Rockhampton North Campus in June. > More

Budget 2016: RUN welcomes consultation but cut to HEPPP will hurt regions 03/05/16

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the Government's commitment to consultation on future higher education policy and the provision of clarity on some key issues in the higher education budget. > More

National Strategy for International Education Recognises Regional Universities 30/04/16

The new National Strategy for International Education recognises that there are significant opportunities for international student growth in regional Australia. > More

RUN welcomes National Priorities Pool funding for regional students 28/04/16

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) warmly welcomes the announcement by Senator Bridget McKenzie of a National Priorities Pool program round, under the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program, to assist regional and rural students into university. > More

RUN Supports Regional Australia Institute Proposal for City Deals for Small Cities 27/04/16

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) supports the Regional Australia Institute's (RAI) proposal for City Deals as described in its report Deal or No Deal? Bringing Small Cities into the National Economic Agenda. > More

Government support needed for regional and low SES university students 14/04/16

In the lead up to the Federal Budget, the Regional Universities Network (RUN) urges the Government to continue to support the increased participation and success of regional and low SES students at university via dedicated funding programs. > More

REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES: KEY TO CLEVER REGIONS 08/04/16

Regional universities are key to regional development and supplying the highly skilled workers to drive the innovative and highly productive industries of the future, the Regional Capitals Australia Regionalism 2.0 conference will be told in Wodonga on April 8. > More

RUN Collaborates to Drive Student Success 29/03/16

Building on extensive work over many years in student retention, the Regional Universities Network (RUN) has committed to further promote student retention and success through the establishment of a Student Success Innovation Cluster. This will provide support for six innovative projects, totalling around $120,000 in combined funding. > More

RUN welcomes Turnbull Government's new Ministers 13/02/16

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the Turnbull Government's new ministers, and notes the strong representation from regional Australia in the line-up. > More

RUN Congratulates Nats on new leadership team 12/02/16

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) congratulates the new Nationals Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, and Deputy Leader, Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, and thanks the former Deputy Prime Minister, The Hon Warren Truss MP, for his contribution. > More

Grant to RUN for student success project 05/02/16

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) has received a grant of $146,500 from the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships National Priorities Pool for a project in 2016 to facilitate success for students from low socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds at regional universities. > More

RUN wins grant to improve maths skills of low SES regional students 03/02/16

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) universities will work to improve the mathematical skills of low SES regional students through a grant of $140,000 from the Government's Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme National Priorities Pool to Southern Cross University. > More

RUN welcomes consultation to revamp regional development 28/01/16

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the announcement by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, The Hon Warren Truss MP, and the Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, The Hon Michael McCormack, MP, that the Government will consult on revamping regional development policy. > More