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RUN URGES CAUTION ON INTERNATIONAL STUDENT POST-STUDY WORK RIGHTS

02 September 2022 The Regional Universities Network (RUN) urges caution on extending international student post-study work rights to ensure that this policy will benefit all of Australia, and not just those in metropolitan areas. While RUN commends the Government for their desire to increase the 16 per cent of international students who remain in Australia …

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RUN Welcomes New Government

23 May 2022 The Regional Universities Network (RUN) congratulates the Australian Labor Party and Anthony Albanese on their federal election victory.   RUN is looking forward to working constructive with the new Government to ensure every Australian continues to benefit from the life changing opportunities provided by accessible higher education. Regional universities play a vital …

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University of Southern Queensland blazes a trail in space research

16 May 2022 The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the measures outlined in the 2022-23 Federal Budget, noting the focus on regional inv The University of Southern Queensland has been awarded $50 million under the Australian Government’s University Trailblazer Program to accelerate growth in space manufacturing and lead a new research hub of national priority. …

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Investment in regional universities will drive Australia’s prosperity

30 March 2022 The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the measures outlined in the 2022-23 Federal Budget, noting the focus on regional investment with the $2 billion Regional Accelerator Program that will strengthen and grow regional economies. The Chair of RUN, Professor Nick Klomp, said that the measures outlined in the 2022-23 Federal Budget demonstrate …

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Investment in research commercialisation provides opportunity for regional universities

1 February 2022 The Regional Universities Network (RUN) warmly welcomes today’s announcement from Prime Minister Scott Morrison of a $2.2 billion investment in university research commercialisation. The new $1.6 billion Australia’s Economic Accelerator (AEA) ensures alignment with Australia’s Modern Manufacturing Strategy and combined with the $296 million investment in supporting 1,800 new industry PhDs and …

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New champion for the regions

6 December 2021 The Regional Universities Network (RUN) has long advocated for an independent champion for regional, rural and remote education, and is thrilled with the announcement that Fiona Nash is the inaugural Regional Education Commissioner. Fiona has previously served as the Minister for Regional Development and Minister for Regional Communication, and most recently served …

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RUN welcomes announcement of Additional Student Places

5 December 2021 The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes today’s commitment from the Australian Labor Party of an additional 20,000 commencing Commonwealth Supported Places. RUN’s Executive Director, Alec Webb, said that today’s announcement would enable regional universities to meet increasing levels of regional student demand. “Thousands more commencing Commonwealth Supported Places would be a welcome …

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RUN welcomes the return of international students

22 November 2021 The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes today’s announcement of exemption free travel for international students and other eligible visa holders to Australia from 1 December. “The decision from the Australian Government to allow fully vaccinated international students, skilled workers and eligible vias holders exemption free travel from December 1 will be appreciated …

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The Regional Universities Network calls for infrastructure funding

2 November 2021 By Alec Webb, Executive Director As the often misquoted line from the 1989 film Field of Dreams goes: “build it and they will come”. In the case of Australia’s regional universities, this line – misquoted or not – is an inescapable truth. Built they were, and come they did. Students, academics, administrators …

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