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Regional Uni's boost economy

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A new study has found universities located in regional and rural Australia are providing a significant contribution to our nation's economy.

It found that in 2018 the Regional Universities Network, which includes Ballarat's Federation University, helped deliver $2.4 billion in real GDP and created 11,300 jobs; a 41% increase since 2015.

The findings come alongside calls to pass the Morrison Government's Job-Ready Graduates legislation.

Chair of the Regional Universities Network, Professor Helen Bartlett, believes the legislation will have a positive impact on students, jobs and local economies.

Professor Bartlett recently departed Federation University taking up the Vice Chancellor position at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

 

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