Regional Universities Network

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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.[2]


Member universities
University Location State Year of foundation University Status THE World University Rankings 2021[3] ARWU World University Rankings 2020[4] QS World University Rankings 2021[5]
Charles Sturt University Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Goulburn, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga NSW 1895 1989 801-1000 N/A 1000+
Central Queensland University Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Sydney and Brisbane QLD 1967 1992 801-1000 N/A N/A
Federation University Ballarat, Ararat, Horsham, Stawell, and Churchill VIC 1870 1994 801-1000 N/A N/A
Southern Cross University Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Tweed Heads NSW 1954 1994 601-800 901-1000 N/A
University of New England (Australia) Armidale NSW 1938 1954 N/A 501-600 959
University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba, Springfield, and Ipswich QLD 1967 1992 501-600 801-900 N/A
University of the Sunshine Coast Sunshine Coast QLD 1994 1994 601-800 801-900 N/A


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 Nick Klomp, of Central Queensland University.

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:


Locations of each RUN member’s main campus

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Pocket Statistics 2018 as of 2018
  2. ^ RUN Member Universities
  3. ^ "THE World University Rankings 2021". 17 August 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  4. ^ "ARWU World University Rankings 2020". Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  5. ^ "QS World University Rankings 2021". Top Universities. 5 June 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  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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