POSITIVE POLICY

Collaborative Research Networks

Australia’s regional and outer metropolitan universities do great research, but too often they lack the critical mass and established research networks to make the most of their discoveries. The Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) program established under the former Labor Government showed that connecting these universities to their research-intensive counterparts helps to open new doors for regional researchers and places all Australian science in a stronger and more effective position.

That is why Labor will give regional universities a fair go by funding two new rounds of CRN to continue building and strengthening partnerships between smaller and regional universities and their larger counterparts.

Read the fact sheet for more on Labor's plan for Collaborative Research Networks here.