FEATURED NEWS ARTICLES

The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) welcomes the release of the National Science Statement, which sets out the Government’s commitment to support Australia’s scientists and their work over the coming decade. The challenge ahead is to make good the Statement through effective, long-term Government programs supporting research across all Australia. Through the National Innovation and Science Read more

The IRU submission to the ESOS framework review in 2014, focused on the need to consider the interaction of ESOS with the newly developed national quality frameworks in higher education and vocational education and training. Our key argument was the need to target ESOS to the requirements specific to international students only. The national frameworks Read more

The new chair of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) network Flinders University Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling has named student experience and educational outcomes, and innovation as priorities for his term. Professor Stirling says he has accepted the chair at a pivotal time of disruptive global change and significant debate around policy settings for the sector.

Events

9&10 October 2017

UPCOMING: IRU Senior Leaders Forum

 

The annual IRU Senior Leaders Forum will take place at James Cook University Cairns Campus on 9 & 10 October 2017. Further information will be available from May 2017. Contact jo.smith@iru.edu.au with any query.

November 2016

Employability Symposium – IRU Vice Chancellors’ Fellow Event

 

A collaborative IRU-Griffith University employability symposium that presented cutting edge understandings from National Teaching Fellows, key insights from industry, and showcased employability in action at Griffith University

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All News

22 Mar 2017

National Science Statement, a commitment for the future


The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) welcomes the release of the National Science Statement, which sets out the Government’s commitment to support Australia’s scientists and their work over the coming decade. The challenge ahead is to make good the Statement through Read more

12 Mar 2017

IRU response to the consultation draft of a revised National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students


The IRU submission to the ESOS framework review in 2014, focused on the need to consider the interaction of ESOS with the newly developed national quality frameworks in higher education and vocational education and training. Our key argument was the Read more

15 Jan 2017

Students and Innovation Foremost for New IRU Chair


The new chair of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) network Flinders University Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling has named student experience and educational outcomes, and innovation as priorities for his term. Professor Stirling says he has accepted the chair at a Read more

30 Nov 2016

IRU students excel as New Colombo Plan 2017 scholars


The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) congratulate the twelve IRU students awarded New Colombo Plan Scholarships for 2017. IRU scholarship winners will be supported to study and experience an internship in: China: Elizabeth Dowrie, Griffith University and Georgia Toft, Griffith University; Read more

28 Nov 2016

IRU Equity to the fore as two leaders awarded NCSEHE Equity Fellowships 2017


The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) congratulates its members who were awarded two of the three National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) Equity Fellowships for 2017. IRU award winners are Associate Professor James Smith, Program Manager of the Read more

16 Nov 2016

Ensuring all Australians make an informed choice about the best course for them


The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) supports the thrust of the Higher Education Standards Panel’s report to ensure that all students are firmly at the centre of the admissions process, able to access clear and comparable information about their options. All Read more

15 Nov 2016

Building Regional Research Systems Across Australia – IRU Research Series Publication #3


Driving Sustainable National Prosperity: Building Regional Research Systems Across Australia, published today by the Innovative Research Universities (IRU), sets out a framework for Australia’s universities to fuel national economic growth and prosperity across all regions of Australia. Regions are important Read more

28 Sep 2016

Preparing graduates well for the future


With predictions that up to 40% of jobs will change completely or no longer be in existence in the next 20 years, how are universities preparing graduates for the ‘new economy’?  Will graduates in WA be ready for the post Read more

18 Jul 2016

Let’s focus on achievable, useful changes


Innovative Research Universities (IRU) congratulates the Liberal National Coalition on its return to government following the 2016 election. IRU looks forward to continuing to work with Senator Simon Birmingham, whose reappointment will allow continuity in developing a revised Government approach Read more

27 Jun 2016

IRU supports focus on internships for researchers


Innovative Research Universities (IRU) supports the Coalition’s $31.2 million commitment in internships and post-school career advice for women and girls aiming to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The IRU has consistently called for the need Read more