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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  • November 16, 2022
    Universities Accord opens the door for a more equitable and innovative Australia

    The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Education, the Hon Jason Clare MP, of the details for the new Australian Universities Accord. The Accord terms of reference and expert panel provide an excellent foundation for a new era in Australian tertiary education, research and innovation. The universities in the IRU Read More

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  • November 9, 2022
    New IRU Strategy focuses on shared values and equity

    The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) has today launched its new 2022-2027 Strategy, which focuses on three key priorities: equity in higher education, innovative research and international engagement with a focus on our Indo-Pacific region. The Strategy is driven by the group’s ongoing commitment to the shared values of innovation, respect, inclusion and integrity, and recognises Read More

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  • October 24, 2022
    Additional university places to expand opportunity

    The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) welcomes the government’s announcement today of the allocation of 20,000 additional university places. This will create new opportunities for Australians right across the country, addressing skills shortages and supporting students from under-represented groups to obtain a university education. IRU Chair Professor Carolyn Evans congratulated the government on their efforts to Read More

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IRU in Pakistan

Connecting our members with Pakistan

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