The IRU is a group of Australian universities committed to inclusive excellence in education and research that advances our communities


IRU Pre-Election Policy Statement

As the new government leads Australia into the future, the IRU is ready to work collaboratively and constructively on major policy challenges facing the nation.

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  • August 3, 2022
    Public policy for public universities

    By Paul Harris, Executive Director, IRU   I spent the last few years working with universities in the United States, where private four-year institutions outnumber public institutions more than two to one. In the US system, the top ten highly ranked research universities are all private. More than once, I heard senior leaders from elite Read More

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  • July 12, 2022
    IRU universities engines of opportunity for future skills and jobs

    The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) welcomes the announcement by the Prime Minister and Treasurer of a national Jobs and Skills Summit to be held in early September. We share the government’s commitment to a future in which all Australians – regardless of their background – can access the education and training needed to secure meaningful Read More

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  • May 22, 2022
    IRU ready for constructive collaboration with new Labor government

    The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) congratulates Labor on the election result and looks forward to close and constructive engagement with the new government. Our universities stand ready to support the next phase of Australia’s economic and social development post-COVID – through higher education that supports the potential of all students and trains the workforce of Read More

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IRU in Pakistan

Connecting our members with Pakistan

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