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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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  • February 25, 2024
    University reforms for a more equitable and innovative Australia

    IRU response to the final Universities Accord report The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) welcomes today’s release by Education Minister the Hon Jason Clare MP of the final report by the Australian Universities Accord panel. IRU Chair Professor Simon Biggs (Vice-Chancellor and President of James Cook University) thanked the members of the panel and said that Read More

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  • February 12, 2024
    National R&D competitiveness requires a new international strategy

    For universities, a big start to 2024 will come with the release of the final report by the Universities Accord panel, which was handed to Minister Jason Clare at the end of last year. The Accord is the biggest review of the Australian university system in fifteen years and is charged with setting the policy Read More

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  • February 10, 2024
    IRU congratulates Professor Barney Glover AO on appointment as Jobs and Skills Australia Commissioner

    The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) congratulates Professor Barney Glover AO on his appointment as the new Commissioner of Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA). Professor Glover has played a significant leadership role within the IRU and the Australian higher education sector. He has served as Chair of the IRU in 2013 and also as Chair of Read More

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IRU in Pakistan

Connecting our members with Pakistan

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