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The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) group says universities are facing “another budget horror” after further cuts of $130 million each year were published in MYEFO documents today. The MYEFO papers state the Government will chop a total of $328.5 out of Research Block Grants over three years from 2019-20. The IRU estimates this is around Read more
The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) group has welcomed new commitments to tertiary education by both major political parties – but cautioned that any reviews must take a whole sector approach. In a speech at the Australian Academy of Science last night, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said a Labor Government would launch a major review of Read more
The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) group has demanded a full explanation from the Government following news that former Education Minister Simon Birmingham blocked 11 humanities projects from receiving research funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC). IRU Chair Professor Colin Stirling said: “The Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences represent crucial components of Australia’s research landscape. Read more
9-10 October 2018
2018 IRU Senior Leaders Forum
The annual IRU Senior Leaders Forum took place at Western Sydney University on 9 and 10 October 2018. Delegates for the Forum were nominated by IRU member universities. Full details of the event can be found on the Senior Leaders Forum 2018 page.
The next IRU Senior Leaders Forum is due to take place in July 2019. Further details to be announced.