Regional Universities Network
The Regional Universities Network (RUN) is a network of seven universities primarily from regional Australia, as well as campuses in the Australian capital cities and some international campuses.
|University||Location||State||Year of foundation||University Status||QS World University Rankings 2020|
|Charles Sturt University||Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Goulburn, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga||NSW||1895||1989||Not Ranked|
|Central Queensland University||Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Sydney and Brisbane||QLD||1967||1992||601-650|
|Federation University||Ballarat, Ararat, Horsham, Stawell, and Churchill||VIC||1870||1994||Not Ranked|
|Southern Cross University||Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Tweed Heads||NSW||1954||1994||751-800|
|University of New England (Australia)||Armidale||NSW||1938||1954||801-1000|
|University of Southern Queensland||Toowoomba, Springfield, and Ipswich||QLD||1967||1992||751-800|
|University of the Sunshine Coast||Sunshine Coast||QLD||1994||1994||Not Ranked|
The Regional Universities Network was formed in October 2011 as a response to the regional focus for higher education of Australian government. Many of these universities were part of a previous group, known as the "New Generation Universities". The current Chairperson of the Network is Professor Greg Hill, of University of the Sunshine Coast.
On 29 May 2019, Charles Sturt University has announced it will join the Regional Universities Network (RUN), becoming the seventh member of the group.
The Members of this group are:
- Pocket Statistics 2012 as of September 2012
- RUN Member Universities
- "QS World University Rankings 2020". Top Universities. 5 June 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
- Regional Universities Network finds collaboration easy, The Australian HES 20 November 2012
- "Charles Sturt University to Join Regional Universities Network 29 May 2019". www.csu.edu.au. Retrieved 29 May 2019.