Our research

RUN universities deliver world class research that drives innovation in their local industries and raises the standard of living for regional communities.

The research efforts of RUN universities generate impacts that are typically targeted and highly applied to the unique social, industrial, environmental and cultural needs of their respective regions. RUN universities play a key role in supporting regional innovation, which is reflected in their capacity to attract a relatively high proportion of their research funding from industry.

RUN universities host many highly successful and collaborative research clusters that are recognised as performing at, above, or well above world standard in many key research areas, including:

  • Environmental science and management
  • Agriculture and veterinary sciences
  • Agriculture, land and farm management
  • Fisheries and forestry sciences
  • Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Astronomical and space sciences
  • Geology
  • Oceanography
  • Technology
  • Neurosciences.

The excellence and impact of RUN research recognised as ‘above world-class’ is growing rapidly. Learn more about the research being conducted by RUN universities: