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The National Innovation Case Study Collection

The National Innovation Case Study Collection has been developed to showcase innovative practices that support student and graduate success.

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  • 22 May 2022
    IRU ready for constructive collaboration with new Labor government

    The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) congratulates Labor on the election result and looks forward to close and constructive engagement with the new government. Our universities stand ready to support the next phase of Australia’s economic and social development post-COVID – through higher education that supports the potential of all students and trains the workforce of Read more

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  • 28 Mar 2022
    IRU to farewell Charles Darwin University

    The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) is sad to announce the departure of Charles Darwin University (CDU) from the group. CDU made the formal announcement earlier this month, with their departure date set for 9 September 2022. IRU Chair Professor Carolyn Evans said the group wishes CDU all the best as they move to being an unaligned university. “CDU Read more

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  • 16 Mar 2022
    Universities prioritise opportunity for Australia’s future

     Australians, regardless of their background or postcode should have access to opportunities for an education and for a good job. For almost everyone this requires a post-school qualification.  The Australian Technology Network of Universities and Innovative Research Universities, representing 14 universities across Australia, are coming together for the first time to call on the next Read more

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Towards a Tertiary Future

IRU discussion paper on the future of tertiary education in Australia

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