RUN picks up the pace in calls for cash

The Regional Universities Network calls for a doubling of the $78m federal fund for country campuses

Job losses from regional universities have a significant impact on regional communities when there are few alternatives for professional employment locally. It is of critical importance to retain university staff in the regions to train the next generation of professionals to work in regional Australia, including in health care, teaching and agriculture,” says RUN chair Helen Bartlett (now VC Federation U, VC Uni Sunshine Coast as of August).

She made the pitch to a hearing of the House of Representatives select committee on regions.