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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  • February 27, 2023
    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. In Australia, we often look to the United States for the lead on science and innovation. But there is an unresolved tension Read More

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  • February 20, 2023
    IRU event to assess research assessment

    This week, the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) is bringing an international guest to Canberra to share insights into what Australia can learn from recent developments in the UK on research metrics and impact. Professor James Wilsdon, Director, Research on Research Institute and Professor of Research Policy, University College London, will be speaking at an event Read More

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  • February 16, 2023
    Highlighting the impact of universities in their communities

    As part of their 20th anniversary celebrations, the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) is hosting an international guest to put the spotlight on universities and their relationships with local communities. Natalie Day, the Head of Policy and Strategy at Sheffield Hallam University and the Policy Lead for the Civic University Network in the United Kingdom, will be speaking at Read More

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IRU in Pakistan

Connecting our members with Pakistan

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