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


Innovation that doesn’t make inequality worse

With a range of major policy reviews in 2023, the Australian Government has a unique opportunity to ensure that education, research and innovation policy deliver the broadest public value, rather than exacerbating inequality.

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  • June 2, 2023
    Innovative Research Universities lead in global impact

    The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) is celebrating the positive impact of its members following the release of the 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings. For the second year in a row, IRU member Western Sydney University (WSU) has come out on top of the international ranking that assesses universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Read More

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  • May 23, 2023
    A 2050 vision for Australian research and innovation

    The Universities Accord process challenges us to think big about Australia’s future. Professor Mary O’Kane and the review panel have asked for ideas over a 20-to-30-year horizon, which begs the question: what do we think Australian research and innovation should look like in 2050? Much of the current debate focuses on inputs. When announcing the Read More

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  • May 10, 2023
    IRU response to the 2023-24 Federal Budget

    Supporting students with an eye to the future As work continues towards a new Australian Universities Accord, the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) welcomes the government’s commitment through the Budget to cost of living assistance and investment in the future. The major review of the higher education system currently underway provides a critical opportunity to set Read More

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IRU in Pakistan

Connecting our members with Pakistan

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