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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  • September 27, 2022
    Job-Ready Graduates: principles and options for reform

    The IRU has released a discussion paper, supported by a supplementary paper, on principles and options for reform of the Job-Ready Graduates policy package. They are available to download from the box on the right, or at our IRU Publications page.

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  • August 30, 2022
    Setting up Australia’s research future

    The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) welcomes the announcement of the review into the Australian Research Council (ARC). Education Minister Jason Clare’s announcement of the review is an important commitment to ensure Australia remains at the forefront of innovative research on the world stage. In particular, his recognition of the importance of fundamental research across all Read More

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  • August 17, 2022
    IRU welcomes the announcement of additional university places

    The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) welcomes the government’s announcement of 20,000 additional university places to tackle skills shortages and support students from under-represented backgrounds in higher education. This move is in line with the first recommendation we made as part of our pre-election policy statement, that the Government should fund additional places for domestic undergraduate Read More

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IRU in Pakistan

Connecting our members with Pakistan

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