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New study finds RUN universities power regional economies 24/09/20

A new economic impact study for the Regional Universities Network (RUN) has found that its seven regionally headquartered universities are a driving force in regional economies. > More

RUN urges Senate to pass Job-ready Graduates legislation 10/09/20

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) urges the Senate to pass the Job-ready Graduates legislation. > More

RUN welcomes stronger regional focus in Job-ready Graduates package 25/08/20

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) has welcomed changes made today to the Commonwealth Government's draft Job-ready Graduates legislation. > More

Regional focus in job-ready graduates legislation could be strengthened 17/08/20

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the regionally-focussed measures in the Job-ready Graduates package and draft legislation, and has suggested ways that the bill, and some elements of the broader package, could be strengthened to provide better outcomes for regional Australia. > More

Tehan delivers for regional higher education and research 19/06/20

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) congratulates the Minister for Education, The Hon Dan Tehan MP, on delivering a higher education reform package which will help fuel regional economic growth and jobs, and address the gap in educational outcomes between regional, rural and remote Australia and capital cities. > More

US Fulbright scholars to boost rural and regional research 02/06/20

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) today announced a new partnership with the Australian-American Fulbright Commission to provide scholarships to US academics that will see them undertake regionally-relevant research at RUN universities. > More

RUN calls for an increase to Regional Loading 21/05/20

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) has called for an increase to Regional Loading to help regional universities get through the current COVID-19 crisis and stimulate the economic recovery in regional Australia. > More

Higher education relief package gives welcome support to regional universities 12/04/20

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Education, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, of a higher education relief package, including guaranteed funding for universities at current levels, funding for short, online courses, and regulatory fee relief. > More

Regional Australia's leading university experts: COVID-19 related topics 10/04/20

Experts across the Regional Universities Network (RUN) are ready to comment on COVID-19 related topics. > More

RUN welcomes coronavirus supplement support for students 24/03/20

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Families and Social Services, Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, that about 230,000 students who receive student support payments are eligible for the new fortnightly $550 Coronavirus supplement. > More

Crucial support from regional universities during bushfire crisis 15/01/20

Australia's regional universities have provided crucial support in their local communities as the nation grapples with Australia's worst bushfire season. Members of the Regional Universities Network (RUN) that include Charles Sturt University, CQUniversity, Federation University Australia, Southern Cross University, University of New England, University of Southern Queensland and the University of the Sunshine Coast have delivered a range of vital services to support students, families, communities and businesses affected by the bushfires. > More

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