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Concentration and diversity in Australian research funding, output and impact

IRU analysis on the past 20 years of research excellence in Australia

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  • December 1, 2023
    IRU welcomes changes to Australian Research Council Act

    The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) welcomes the introduction of legislation by Minister Jason Clare to strengthen the governance and mission of the Australian Research Council (ARC). The ARC has a vital and unique role in Australia’s innovation system, as the only agency supporting basic and applied research across all fields. IRU Executive Director Paul Harris Read More

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  • November 6, 2023
    Innovative Australian universities cooperate to strengthen Australia-India education partnership

    Members of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) have confirmed their intent to work together on a strategic initiative to strengthen the relationship between Australia and India. Six members of the IRU have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the opportunity for a new consortium approach to the in-country delivery of Australian degrees in Read More

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  • October 4, 2023
    Beyond commercialisation to the full societal impact of research

    By Dr David Phipps and Paul Harris A quick survey of any news site will reveal a wide range of issues facing our societies, where the knowledge and expertise in our universities can make a valuable contribution. Living standards among Indigenous peoples, affordable housing, bushfires, the impacts of AI and the skills needed for new Read More

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IRU in Pakistan

Connecting our members with Pakistan

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