89% of our research is ranked at world standard or above (Excellence in Research for Australia 2018)

80% of IRU members’ Engagement and Impact ratings are rated either ‘medium’ or ‘high’ by the Australian Research Council (2018/19 EI Assessment)

IRU members earn $351 million in research income representing 9% of all university research income

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We educated 222,092 students in 2019:
15% of the sector

We enrol 24% of Australia’s low SES undergraduate students

We educate 24% of Australia’s Undergraduate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

IRU enrolled 51,992 international students in 2019

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1.4% of IRU academic staff are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

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Our universities rank in the
top 600 universities in the world (Times Higher Education Rankings 2020)

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