Regional Universities Network
The Regional Universities Network (RUN) is a network of six 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||THE World University Rankings 2013–2014||Academic Ranking of World Universities 2013||QS World University Rankings 2013/14|
|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+|
The Regional Universities Network was formed in October 2011 as a response to the regional focus for higher education of Australian government.
The founding members of this grouping were:
- Central Queensland University
- Southern Cross University
- Federation University Australia
- University of New England
- University of Southern Queensland
- University of the Sunshine Coast
Note that many of these universities were part of a previous grouping, the New Generation Universities. The current Chairperson of the Network is Professor Peter Leslie Lee, of Southern Cross University. 
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- Regional Universities Network finds collaboration easy, The Australian HES 20 November 2012
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