2017 Archived Media

RUN Welcomes Revamped Turnbull Ministry 19/12/17

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

RUN: Not a Happy New Year, MYEFO a Blow to Regional Australia and its Unis 18/12/17

The MYEFO announcement of the freeze on Commonwealth Grant Scheme funding at 2017 levels for two years, and linking growth from 2020 to performance and national population growth, will disproportionately impact on regional universities and regional Australia. > More

RUN provides National Regional Higher Education Strategy Framework to the Independent Review of Regional, Rural and Remote Education 24/11/17

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) is providing a National Regional Higher Education Strategy Framework to Emeritus Professor John Halsey for consideration in his Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education. > More

RUN Supports National Regional Higher Education Strategy 17/10/17

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) supports a National Regional Higher Education Strategy. > More

RUN and UK's MillionPlus sign MOU 10/10/17

The Australian Regional Universities Network (RUN) and the UK's Association for Modern Universities MillionPlus have signed an MOU to collaborate on strategy and policy development in higher education, research, innovation, and regional development. > More

RUN Supports McGowan amendments to HESLA Bill, but opposes Bill 13/09/17

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) supports the amendments to the Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (HESLA) Bill to assist regional higher education providers and students, as proposed by Cathy McGowan MP. However, RUN opposes the overall passage of the Bill, as does Ms McGowan. > More

RUN Supports McGowan on Regional Higher Education 11/09/17

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) strongly endorses Cathy McGowan MP's motion on regional universities before the House of Representatives, and the need for a National Regional Higher Education Strategy. > More

Higher Education Reforms will disproportionately impact regional universities 10/08/17

Drawing on evidence given by the Regional Universities Network (RUN) and other regional universities to the Senate Committee Inquiry into the HESLA Bill, the Labor and Greens dissenting reports have found that the proposed higher education reforms will disproportionately, negatively impact on regional universities. > More

RUN: Enhance the Role of Universities in Regional Development 18/06/17

The contribution of regional universities to regional development could be greatly enhanced by their formal recognition in regional development policy and place-based programs, the Australian Local Government Association conference was told on June 18. > More

RUN Opposes Higher Education Reform Bill 08/06/17

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) does not support the passage of the higher education reform Bill through Parliament. > More

New Rural and Regional Scholarships should encourage study in the regions 25/05/17

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the release of the draft guidelines for the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships for students to study STEM subjects in higher and vocational education. Following a commitment in the 2016 election campaign, funding of $24 million was provided in the 2017-18 budget for 1200 scholarships over 4 years. The Department of Education and Training released the draft guidelines on May 22 for comment. > More

RUN Welcomes University of Southern Queensland's New Vice-Chancellor 22/05/17

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the appointment of Professor Geraldine Mackenzie as the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). > More

Some Support for Regional Students in Budget 09/05/17

The 2017 Budget higher education reforms announced on 1 May have some positive measures for regional students. > More

Higher Education Reforms Must Work to Support Regional Universities and Students 03/05/17

The Government has delivered higher education reforms in a difficult budgetary environment which will have both a positive and negative impact on regional universities and their students. > More

RUN congratulates Professor Sue Thomas on ARC appointment 27/04/17

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) congratulates Professor Sue Thomas, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of UNE, on her appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Council (ARC). > More

RAI's [In]Sight-Human Capital Index shows life-long learning needed in the regions 28/03/17

The Regional Australia Institute's (RAI's) [In]Sight-Human Capital Index, launched on March 28, shows that nation still has a long way to go before regional Australians have the same educational attainment as those in major cities. > More

Regional Education Review Should Help Better Education Outcomes 03/03/17

The Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education, announced by Education and Training Minister Simon Birmingham on March 2, will provide an opportunity for a holistic look at ways to promote the educational aspirations and attainment of regional Australians. > More

Universities Australia Indigenous Strategy welcome 01/03/17

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the release of Universities Australia's (UA's) Indigenous strategy. > More

Mature Age and Part-time Students Need Time to Complete 18/01/17

A new report from the Department of Education and Training, Completion Rates of Higher Education students–Cohort analysis, 2005-2014, has found that the demand driven student system has had little effect on completion rates. > More