2018 Archived Media

RUN welcomes landmark conference 12/10/18

Members of the Regional Universities Network (RUN) are greatly looking forward to participating in the Regional Universities Conference, Anchor Institutions Transforming their Regions conference, to be held at Southern Cross University, Gold Coast, 18-19 October. > More

Regional students share their success stories with Australia 08/10/18

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) has published a booklet highlighting the extraordinary contribution which students who study in regional universities can make to regional areas and the nation as a whole. > More

RUN welcomes initiatives to send more international students to regional campuses 20/09/18

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the Prime Minister's comments that temporary visa allocations could be changed to encourage more international students to study in the regions. > More

RUN welcomes Labor's announcement on more student support funding 04/09/18

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the announcement by the Shadow Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Tanya Plibersek, that Labor would invest an extra $174 million for mentoring, support and other specialised programs designed to boost opportunities for university study in communities where graduation rates are low. > More

RUN Calls for Action for Regional Students and Regional Education 29/08/18

Building professional skills and educational attainment in the regions is key to economic growth and social and cultural cohesion. > More

RUN welcomes Morrison ministry 27/08/18

The Regional University Network (RUN) welcomes the Morrison ministry which includes strong representation from regional Australia. > More

RUN supports recommendations of Regional Development and Decentralisation Inquiry 28/06/18

The recommendations of the House Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation inquiry report should be implemented to facilitate regional development and decentralisation. > More

Performance Framework Proposed for Regional Universities 24/06/18

For regional Australia to continue its economic development through the growth of highly skilled jobs, educational attainment, wages, and productivity, regional universities must be able to increase student participation and courses. > More

Funding freeze hits regional unis hardest RUN calls for National Regional Education Commissioner 14/06/18

Figures released by the ABC show that regional universities will be worst hit by the Federal Government's funding freeze on base funding. > More

Coordinated Approach and Sufficient and Targeted Resources needed for Regional Higher Education 30/05/18

In accepting all recommendations from the Independent Review of Regional, Rural and Remote Education (Halsey Review) the Government has acknowledged that a place-based approach is needed for regional education, and that a one-size-fits-all policy does not work. > More

RUN: Budget a Step in the Right Direction for Regional Students and Universities 08/05/18

Regional students and universities are the focus of the new higher education measures announced in the 2018 Budget, which include new pathway and bachelor places at regional campuses, and additional support for regional students from Youth Allowance. > More

RUN unis give huge boost to regional economies, skills, jobs and wages 29/04/18

A new economic impact study for the Regional Universities Network (RUN) has found that the network's six regionally headquartered universities are a driving force in regional economies, and provide a dramatic multiplier effect on regional jobs, wages and productivity. > More

RUN welcomes Halsey Review Report into Regional, Rural and Remote Education 13/04/18

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the release of the Halsey Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education. > More

RUN supports National Regional Higher Education Strategy Bill 26/03/18

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) congratulates Cathy McGowan MP on the introduction of her National Regional Higher Education Strategy Bill into the House of Representatives on March 26 2018. > More

RUN congratulates Australia Day awardees 26/01/18

RUN offers its congratulations to Dr Paul Hemming AO, Chancellor, Federation University Australia, and Professor Caroline Finch AO, Research Director and Executive Dean of Graduate Studies, Federation University Australia, for their Australia Day awards. > More

Funding freeze will damage important progress in building Regional Australia 15/01/18

Seven regional universities have slammed the Federal Government's decision to freeze their funding because important advances in living and education standards for Regional Australia will be dismantled. > More