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.[2]

Regional Universities Network



Member universities
University Location State Year of foundation University Status THE World University Rankings 2013–2014[3] Academic Ranking of World Universities 2013[4] QS World University Rankings 2013/14[5]
Central Queensland University Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Sydney and Brisbane QLD 1967 1992 Not Ranked Not Ranked Not Ranked
Southern Cross University Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Tweed Heads NSW 1954 1994 Not Ranked Not Ranked Not Ranked
Federation University Ballarat, Ararat, Horsham, Stawell, and Churchill VIC 1870 1994 Not Ranked Not Ranked Not Ranked
University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba, Springfield, and Ipswich QLD 1967 1992 Not Ranked Not Ranked 701+
University of the Sunshine Coast Sunshine Coast QLD 1994 1994 Not Ranked Not Ranked Not Ranked
University of New England (Australia) Armidale NSW 1938 1954 Not Ranked Not Ranked 701+
Charles Sturt University Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Goulburn, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga NSW 1895 1989 Not Ranked Not Ranked Not Ranked


The Regional Universities Network was formed in October 2011[6] 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.[7]

The Members of this group are:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Pocket Statistics 2012 as of September 2012
  2. ^ RUN Member Universities
  3. ^
  4. ^ ' Retrieved 5th Nov 2013
  5. ^ Retrieved 5th Nov 2013
  6. ^ Regional Universities Network finds collaboration easy, The Australian HES 20 November 2012
  7. ^ "Charles Sturt University to Join Regional Universities Network 29 May 2019". Retrieved 29 May 2019.

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