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The IRU has launched a new booklet featuring four case studies from its collaboration with the Malaysia Research Universities Network (MRUN). 'The implications of Digital Learning' reports on the joint 'Teaching and Learning' projects undertaken by IRU and MRUN universities since their partnership began in late 2014. Read the case studies via the eBook below Read more

The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) network has welcomed Labor’s announcement today that a Labor Government will boost funding underpinning low socioeconomic (SES) university attainment. Shadow Education Minister Tanya Plibersek said the money will go towards “mentoring, support, and other specialised programs designed to boost opportunities for university study in communities where graduation rates are low”. Read more

The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) group has welcomed the announcement of Dan Tehan MP and Karen Andrews MP as the new Ministers for Education and Training; and the new Minister for Industry, Science and Technology respectively. Both ministers are well-placed to support high-quality research and education in Australia’s universities, the IRU has said, but will 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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10 Sep 2018

New publication: Malaysia collaboration case studies


The IRU has launched a new booklet featuring four case studies from its collaboration with the Malaysia Research Universities Network (MRUN). 'The implications of Digital Learning' reports on the joint 'Teaching and Learning' projects undertaken by IRU and MRUN universities Read more

04 Sep 2018

IRU supports Labor funding announcement


The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) network has welcomed Labor’s announcement today that a Labor Government will boost funding underpinning low socioeconomic (SES) university attainment. Shadow Education Minister Tanya Plibersek said the money will go towards “mentoring, support, and other specialised Read more

27 Aug 2018

New ministers must bring coherence and stability back to university funding, says IRU


The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) group has welcomed the announcement of Dan Tehan MP and Karen Andrews MP as the new Ministers for Education and Training; and the new Minister for Industry, Science and Technology respectively. Both ministers are well-placed Read more

06 Aug 2018

Universities need more freedom over research decisions: IRU


The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) group, which represents seven comprehensive universities across Australia, has called on the Government to give universities more flexibility about how they spend billions of dollars of research funding each year. Of the $5.3 billion in Read more

12 Jul 2018

Australian researchers’ productivity boom


University researchers have provided Australia with a research productivity boom, according to new analysis by the Innovative Research Universities (IRU), including more than doubling their research output compared to just a decade ago. The IRU has found the total number Read more

26 Jun 2018

Times Higher Education covers IRU regional students story


The IRU’s analysis of regional enrollment data has been covered in a Times Higher Education story: Australia’s freezing of teaching funding has put an end to a growth spurt in higher education in rural areas, universities have warned. Newly compiled Read more

26 Jun 2018

33,000 more students for regional Australia – so why stop now?


The number of students enrolled at university campuses in regional Australia has grown by around 33,000 in five years, according to new analysis by the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) – though further growth will be hard because there is no Read more

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