The IRU has a particular focus on strengthening engagement with key partners in the Indo-Pacific through education and research.

The IRU has a distinct international profile, with more diversity among its international students, and more offshore delivery of education, than the average across Australian universities. 

We have significantly lower levels of concentration across leading source countries than the rest of the sector. We have high rates of offshore delivery compared to other universities (34% average across IRU) and above-average rates of satisfaction among our international students.

We also have greater diversity across fields of study, with the courses with the highest numbers of international students at IRU member universities including IT, engineering, agriculture, commerce and architecture.


  • IRU International brochure

    Prospectus for IRU universities from an international student perspective. Published October 2019.

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  • The implications of Digital Learning

    Joint IRU-MRUN publication outlining the results of four collaborative Teaching and Learning projects.

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  • Australia’s Innovative Universities in Asia

    Engagement with Asia is now a bi-partisan objective that is crucial to Australia’s future prosperity

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  • Asia Research and Innovation Network

    Australia’s place within The Asia Research and Innovation Network

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  • The Use of Learning Analytics to Support Improvements in Teaching Practice

    Report from the joint MRUN-IRU Teaching & Learning project

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