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Students at Innovative Research Universities (IRU) campuses will get the chance to spend up to six months in France following an agreement between the IRU and the Embassy of France. The Nicolas Baudin Internship in France Student Mobility Program will provide Australian students with 3-6 months internships at a higher education institution in France, including Read more

The IRU has welcomed the additional funding for research announced in the 2018 Budget – but says it is disappointed with new measures to take money from higher education providers. In response to last night’s budget, IRU Executive Director Conor King said: “The Budget provides some useful new initiatives, particularly in research, but unfortunately leaves Read more

The IRU has appointed its second Vice-Chancellors’ Fellow to pursue its commitment to better student and graduate success. Dr Amani Bell will take up the position from 1 April 2018, joining the IRU network from her current role as an academic developer and senior lecturer at The University of Sydney. She will be based at Read more

Events

9-10 October 2018

2018 IRU Senior Leaders Forum

The annual IRU Senior Leaders Forum will take place at Western Sydney University on 9 and 10 October 2018. Delegates for the Forum are nominated by IRU member universities.

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17 May 2018

IRU students set to study in France after Embassy scholarship deal


Students at Innovative Research Universities (IRU) campuses will get the chance to spend up to six months in France following an agreement between the IRU and the Embassy of France. The Nicolas Baudin Internship in France Student Mobility Program will Read more

15 May 2018

Research infrastructure funding welcome but needs to be spread more widely – IRU


Innovative Research Universities (IRU) has welcomed the Government’s $1.9 billion commitment to research infrastructure projects announced today, which will allow IRU universities to continue finding solutions to real-life problems. Commenting, IRU Executive Director Conor King said: “This is good news Read more

11 May 2018

We will all need post school education and training, we just need to fund it – IRU


Innovative Research Universities (IRU) has called on the Government to abandon its higher education funding freeze against the clear future need for more Australians, not fewer, to gain higher education qualifications. IRU Executive Director Conor King said: All Australians entering Read more

09 May 2018

IRU response to Budget 2018


The IRU has welcomed the additional funding for research announced in the 2018 Budget – but says it is disappointed with new measures to take money from higher education providers. In response to last night’s budget, IRU Executive Director Conor Read more

26 Mar 2018

IRU appoints new Vice Chancellors’ Fellow


The IRU has appointed its second Vice-Chancellors’ Fellow to pursue its commitment to better student and graduate success. Dr Amani Bell will take up the position from 1 April 2018, joining the IRU network from her current role as an Read more

19 Mar 2018

Minister must listen to Liberal colleagues and reject lifetime student loan limits


Education Minister Senator Simon Birmingham should reverse plans to introduce a lifetime cap on student loans following a Bill committee report rejecting the idea, the IRU said today. The Government plans to introduce a maximum lifetime limit of $104,440 for Read more

23 Feb 2018

IRU responds to Labor plans for HE inquiry


The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) welcomes the Australian Labor Party’s recognition that universities and TAFEs are central to post-school education and universities to our research system. All Australians need to complete year 12 and then complete at least one further Read more

19 Feb 2018

Times Higher Education publishes IRU article on university cuts


IRU Executive Director Conor King has a comment piece in Time Higher Education (THE) about the impact of cuts on Australian universities and their budget surpluses. “Between 2010 and 2016, revenue for all universities rose by 36 per cent, but Read more

12 Jan 2018

Exciting Opportunity – Be the next IRU Vice-Chancellors’ Fellow


IRU Vice-Chancellors’ Fellow Innovative Research Universities (IRU) will focus on ensuring future student and graduate success, across the student lifecycle, through an innovative collaborative project led by the IRU Vice-Chancellors’ Fellow. The Project will guide members to lead Australian practice Read more

19 Dec 2017

Freezing university education undermines future workforce


The Government’s planned freeze on university funding is a simple act of revenge that ignores the cogent reasons the Senate has not passed its last higher education package. Revenge is a dish best not eaten. Since 2012 the demand driven Read more