IRU Statistics

89% of our research

is ranked at world standard or above (Excellence in Research for Australia 2018)

81% 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 $415 million in research income representing 9% of all university research income

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



IRU enrolled 55,563 international students across all course levels in 2019

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0.5% of IRU academic staff are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

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Rank in the top 600

universities in the world
(Times Higher Education Rankings 2020)