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BIRMINGHAM LAUNCHES THE IRU NATIONAL INNOVATION CASES STUDY COLLECTION– over 100 Best Practice Innovations for Student and Graduate Success Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham launches the IRU National Innovation Case Study Collection at Flinders University in Adelaide (Thursday 21 September). The IRU National Innovation Case Study Collection is the first digital repository Read more

Western Sydney University (WSU) confirmed today that it has accepted an invitation to join the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) network. IRU Chair and Flinders University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Colin Stirling said, “WSU is well aligned with the ethos and values of the IRU. We are very pleased to welcome them as a member. We share a Read more

The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) supports the range of measures being taken by Australian universities to better understand the extent of sexual assault and harassment experienced by their students, including the release today of the results of the Australian Human Rights Commission report into sexual violence on campus. Through the commissioning and public sharing of 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

21 Sep 2017

LAUNCH: The IRU National Innovation Case Study Collection


BIRMINGHAM LAUNCHES THE IRU NATIONAL INNOVATION CASES STUDY COLLECTION– over 100 Best Practice Innovations for Student and Graduate Success Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham launches the IRU National Innovation Case Study Collection at Flinders University in Adelaide Read more

10 Aug 2017

A dodgy chart does not a good case make


The Report of the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee into the Government’s higher education package sheds little new light but it does include a notably dodgy chart that undermines, not supports, the Minister’s rhetoric about higher education funding growing Read more

10 Aug 2017

Western Sydney University joins IRU


Western Sydney University (WSU) confirmed today that it has accepted an invitation to join the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) network. IRU Chair and Flinders University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Colin Stirling said, “WSU is well aligned with the ethos and values of Read more

01 Aug 2017

Addressing sexual assault and harassment on university campuses


The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) supports the range of measures being taken by Australian universities to better understand the extent of sexual assault and harassment experienced by their students, including the release today of the results of the Australian Human Read more

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