Welcome to the University of South Australia’s Centre for Regional Engagement (CRE).
The CRE, based at the Whyalla campus and Mount Gambier Regional Centre, aims to make a real and tangible contribution to regional South Australia’s social and economic development.
Underlying the CRE’s teaching, research and community engagement activities is the University's commitment to the active development and growth of regional communities at an intellectual, social and economic level.
The presence of a university campus within a regional setting can be a vital stimulus not only to the uptake of higher education within the region, but also to a wide range of economic, social and cultural developments. The CRE intends to be at the heart of regional development and at the forefront in meeting the ongoing challenges faced within rural and regional South Australia.
The Centre aims to work with regional communities to provide the expertise and support services that will make exciting developments in mining exploration and operations, energy, transport and agriculture sustainable in the long-term.
For students, regional locations such as Whyalla and Mount Gambier provide a unique university experience where smaller class sizes lead to more personalised interactions with staff and fellow students Studies are also complemented by an enriched sense of community.
The University is investing in the Whyalla and Mount Gambier communities – through infrastructure developments on both campuses, multiple community engagement initiatives and staff development – to provide the best teaching, learning and research experience possible to regional South Australia.
We look forward to a long and successful partnership with both communities.
Prof Guy Robinson
Director, Centre for Regional Engagement