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


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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  • June 14, 2024
    IRU response to draft International Education and Skills Strategic Framework

    The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) warns that measures proposed in the consultation draft of the Australian Government’s new International Education and Skills Strategic Framework would fundamentally change the way Australia’s international education system works. In its submission on the draft Framework, the seven-member group emphasises its support for a focus on quality and integrity, a Read More

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  • June 6, 2024
    Innovative Research Universities strengthening links with Japan

    Senior representatives from the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) will travel to Japan next week to strengthen collaboration with partners in higher education, government and industry. The visit is part of the IRU’s commitment to build stronger links with key partners in the Indo-Pacific region through education and research, as part of the IRU Strategy 2022-2027. Read More

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  • May 15, 2024
    IRU response to the 2024-25 Federal Budget

    Student support welcome, but critical higher education reforms left undone The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) fully supports the government’s focus on students, equity and the cost of living, but warns that the ambitious long-term goals of the Universities Accord will not be met without further policy and funding reform. IRU Chair Professor Simon Biggs (Vice-Chancellor Read More

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IRU in Pakistan

Connecting our members with Pakistan

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