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The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) is calling on the winner of the 2022 federal election to leverage education and research as part of a new phase in Australia’s social and economic development. The IRU has released a pre-election policy statement that outlines eleven specific policy ideas it wants to see adopted by the next government, which would broaden Read more

The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) welcomes today’s commitment by the Australian Government to invest $2.2 billion in university research commercialisation, as announced by the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP. With eight member universities across all mainland States and Territories, the IRU plays a key role in translating new knowledge into practical outcomes for Read more

The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) welcome the strong commitment to the return of international students provided today by the Minister for Education and Youth, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, in his speech to the Australian International Education Conference. The Minister’s clear message about the importance of accelerating the safe return of international students to Australia Read more

Events

Webinar: Tertiary Education Advances in Pacific Island Nations

Knowledge exchange must be ‘both ways’ or ‘all ways’ in tackling global problems. This requires genuine, long-term partnerships and commitments that respect and accommodate local differences as well co-setting of agendas.

The IRU is supporting a webinar to commemorate a special edition of the the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, Tertiary Education Advances in Pacific Island Nations.

Click here for more information and to register.

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28 Mar 2022

IRU to farewell Charles Darwin University


The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) is sad to announce the departure of Charles Darwin University (CDU) from the group. CDU made the formal announcement earlier this month, with their departure date set for 9 September 2022. IRU Chair Professor Carolyn Evans said Read more

16 Mar 2022

Universities prioritise opportunity for Australia’s future


 Australians, regardless of their background or postcode should have access to opportunities for an education and for a good job. For almost everyone this requires a post-school qualification.  The Australian Technology Network of Universities and Innovative Research Universities, representing 14 Read more

09 Mar 2022

IRU sets out higher education policy agenda for the next government


The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) is calling on the winner of the 2022 federal election to leverage education and research as part of a new phase in Australia’s social and economic development. The IRU has released a pre-election policy statement that outlines Read more

01 Feb 2022

IRU welcomes government’s $2.2bn commitment to research commercialisation


The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) welcomes today’s commitment by the Australian Government to invest $2.2 billion in university research commercialisation, as announced by the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP. With eight member universities across all mainland States and Read more

05 Dec 2021

Boosting participation in tertiary education will deliver major benefits for Australia


 The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) welcomes the announcement today by the leader of the Labor Party, Anthony Albanese, for an additional 20,000 university places over the coming years.  This announcement recognises the central role of universities in supporting the economic Read more

26 Nov 2021

IRU leading the way in diversification and offshore education


The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) is ready to deliver on the Australian Government’s Australian Strategy for International Education 2021-2030, which focuses on a sustainable and diverse sector. IRU members are already leading the way in international student diversity and offshore Read more

22 Nov 2021

Students and universities vital to Australia’s post-COVID-19 recovery


The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) welcomes the announcement today by the Prime Minister, the Minister for Education and Youth and other Ministers on the further opening of Australia’s borders to international students. From 1 December, fully-vaccinated international students with an Read more

08 Oct 2021

IRU welcomes government commitment to the return of international students


The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) welcome the strong commitment to the return of international students provided today by the Minister for Education and Youth, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, in his speech to the Australian International Education Conference. The Minister’s Read more

01 Sep 2021

New beginnings as IRU welcomes a new member and a new Executive Director


The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) welcomes the University of Canberra (UC) to its ranks and names Paul Harris as the new Executive Director. From today, the University of Canberra is a member of the IRU, bringing the network’s membership to Read more

24 Jun 2021

IRU welcomes Commonwealth approval of international student return plans


The Federal Government’s approval of international student return plans in South Australia is welcomed by the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) as an important step in Australia’s COVID-19 recovery. The IRU looks forward to an announcement from the Commonwealth Government regarding Read more