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Better Universities Renewal Funding

The Rudd Government will deliver an extra $500 million to universities to help them rebuild their campus infrastructure after eleven years of neglect under the Howard Government.

The special one-off payment will be paid in 2007-08 and will be for capital expenditure on facilities to support teaching, research and student amenities.

Higher Education institutions will receive the funding from the Rudd Government for the following priority areas:

  • information and communications technology
  • laboratories
  • libraries and student study spaces
  • teaching spaces
  • student amenities.

The funding will provide support for high quality education, student amenities such as child care facilities and boost Australia’s research capacity.

Funds will be delivered to all universities but institutions with large numbers of students will especially benefit from the one off boost to help renew Australia’s university campuses.

BETTER UNIVERSITIES – RENEWAL FUNDING

Higher Education Provider

Approximate Grant

$m

Australian Catholic University

5.9

Australian National University

24.0

Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

0.4

Bond University

1.4

Central Queensland University

5.5

Charles Darwin University

3.0

Charles Sturt University

11.6

Curtin University of Technology

13.7

Deakin University

13.8

Edith Cowan University

9.2

Flinders University of South Australia

8.9

Griffith University

16.2

James Cook University

7.8

La Trobe University

14.3

Macquarie University

11.9

Melbourne College of Divinity

0.3

Monash University

29.6

Murdoch University

7.8

Queensland University of Technology

19.2

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University

14.4

Southern Cross University

5.2

Swinburne University of Technology

6.4

University of Adelaide

15.5

University of Ballarat

2.9

University of Canberra

4.7

University of Melbourne

34.8

University of New England

7.3

University of New South Wales

26.1

University of Newcastle

13.7

University of Notre Dame Australia

2.6

University of Queensland

30.2

University of South Australia

13.3

University of Southern Queensland

5.9

University of Sydney

35.2

University of Tasmania

11.5

University of Technology, Sydney

13.7

University of the Sunshine Coast

2.3

University of Western Australia

16.2

University of Western Sydney

15.9

University of Wollongong

9.7

Victoria University

8.2

TOTAL

500*

*Total does not add due to rounding