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The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) group has welcomed the Victorian Government’s $350 million ‘Higher Education State Investment Fund’ announced today (19 May 2020). Victoria’s Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney and Treasurer Tim Pallas said the new fund will support universities with capital works, applied research and research partnerships to support Read more
The Innovative Research Universities group has compiled a snapshot list of 20 ways its members are supporting the battle against Coronavirus in Australia and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The list illustrates the vital role IRU members are playing throughout the pandemic, including: development of SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) vaccines manufacturing face masks and other personal protection equipment Read more
06 May 2020
The IRU’s Executive Director Conor King has published a comment article about the risks to Australian research funding due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In it, Mr King points out that, even though universities are at the forefront of efforts to recover from COVID-19, future research could be cut as state governments and businesses come under Read more
IRU Senior Leaders Forum
The IRU is a network of seven Australian universities. As such, it does not host regular events for non-members.
The IRU hosts an annual IRU Senior Leaders Forum each year where members can discuss issues of current and future strategic importance. Delegates are nominated by IRU member universities, dependent on the topics due to be discussed.
The next IRU Senior Leaders Forum is due to take place at Griffith University in 2020. Further details will be announced to delegates in due course.