Regional Universities Network

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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.[2]


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+


The Regional Universities Network was formed in October 2011[6] as a response to the regional focus for higher education of Australian government.

The founding members of this grouping were:

Note that many of these universities were part of a previous grouping, the New Generation Universities. The current Chairperson of the Network is Professor Greg Hill, of University of the Sunshine Coast.

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