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In its submission to the Senate Education Committee the IRU calls on the Senate to reject the Government’s Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment Bill 2017. “How can we ask students to contribute more to get less in return?” asks Professor Colin Stirling, IRU Chair and Vice-Chancellor of Flinders University. “The package will harm education and Read more

The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) endorses the collective decision of Universities Australia and its members to oppose the Government’s higher education package.  The package cuts university funding and increases the student charge. “How can we ask students to contribute more to get less in return?” asks Professor Colin Stirling, IRU Chair and Vice-Chancellor of Flinders Read more

Two weeks after the Government announced The Higher Education Reform Package we are little closer to knowing the funding detail of the full suite of higher education programs for 2018 to 2020. Just as the higher education sector should be open to scrutiny Government should be able to release forward funding information for its programs. Read more

Events

10&11 October 2017

UPCOMING: IRU Senior Leaders Forum

The annual IRU Senior Leaders Forum will take place at James Cook University Cairns Campus on 10 & 11 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

08 Jun 2017

IRU Urges Senate to Reject Higher Education Legislation


In its submission to the Senate Education Committee the IRU calls on the Senate to reject the Government’s Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment Bill 2017. “How can we ask students to contribute more to get less in return?” asks Professor Read more

17 May 2017

IRU Endorses Opposition to Government Package


The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) endorses the collective decision of Universities Australia and its members to oppose the Government’s higher education package.  The package cuts university funding and increases the student charge. “How can we ask students to contribute more Read more

15 May 2017

Transparency cuts both ways: the Government should publish higher education funding data


Two weeks after the Government announced The Higher Education Reform Package we are little closer to knowing the funding detail of the full suite of higher education programs for 2018 to 2020. Just as the higher education sector should be Read more

12 May 2017

Momentum for Research Infrastructure


The importance of innovation, science and technology as key drivers of change and economic growth is recognised by the released today of the National Research Infrastructure Roadmap. It is pleasing to have the Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Read more

10 May 2017

Research infrastructure and industry driven research: whither now?


The 2017 Budget provided no answer to two crucial decisions the Government must make: • how to fund national research infrastructure for the coming decade; and • how to ensure the Research and Development Tax Incentive encourages business to use Read more

09 May 2017

Budget confirms students pay more for universities which have less


The 2017 Budget confirms a double whammy to universities and their students – the Government is asking students to pay an additional 7.5% for their education by 2021, while applying cuts of $2.8bn in Commonwealth support to Universities.  All up Read more

03 May 2017

Why universities need annual surpluses


Does Australia want its universities to be well run efficient organisations? The Deloitte report Cost of delivery of higher education is a useful analysis of the information from the participating universities within the constraints set by the Government directions to Read more

03 May 2017

Will Australia have the universities we need for the future?


The IRU has long argued the need to improve investment in Australia’s universities to ensure they provide the education and research needed to underpin future prosperity. We have set out the challenge Australia faces to find the resourcing universities require Read more

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