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The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) congratulates La Trobe University geneticist and Distinguished Professor Jenny Graves, AO, on being awarded the 2017 Prime Minister’s Science Prize. Professor Jenny Graves AO has transformed our understanding of how humans and all vertebrate animals evolved and function. In the course of her work, she has kick-started genomic and epigenetic Read more

Professor Barney Glover, Vice Chancellor of Western Sydney University (WSU) today signed WSU into the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) as the IRU renewed its Memorandum of Understanding. WSU’s membership gives the IRU a presence in Australia’s third-largest and fastest growing economy, Western Sydney’s voice is critical at the national, not just regional level, concerning the Read more

The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) supports the Australian Labor Party’s focus on deepening Australia’s engagement with Asia. IRU members have a foundational commitment to engagement with Asia, enjoying long-established links with Asian counterparts. As opportunities for Australian interaction with Asia grow, IRU members lead the way in collaborative teaching, language, research and policy initiatives. FutureAsia Read more

Events

10&11 October 2017

Recent: IRU Senior Leaders Forum

The annual IRU Senior Leaders Forum took place at James Cook University Cairns Campus on 10 & 11 October 2017. It focused on Innovation in Action. Presentations are available to delegates by requesting from jo.smith@iru.edu.au.

September 2017

The IRU National Innovation Case Study Collection

Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham launched the IRU National Innovation Case Study Collection at an event at Flinders University. Within the repository, case studies are presented across 20 high level themes, each providing a detailed summary of the rationale for the innovation, description of the activity and the impact this work has made on students, institutional activities and the community. View the Collection here.

Contact jessica.vanderlelie@iru.edu.au for more details.

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19 Oct 2017

Jenny Graves, La Trobe University Geneticist, wins 2017 Prime Minister’s Science Prize


The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) congratulates La Trobe University geneticist and Distinguished Professor Jenny Graves, AO, on being awarded the 2017 Prime Minister’s Science Prize. Professor Jenny Graves AO has transformed our understanding of how humans and all vertebrate animals Read more

11 Oct 2017

What 23%? Slashing university funding cannot be masked by wishful thinking


The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) urges the Senate to examine closely the claim that total university funding will increase if the HE reform package is passed. The claim is based on highly speculative assumptions that mask the real and calamitous Read more

10 Oct 2017

Western Sydney University signs onto IRU


Professor Barney Glover, Vice Chancellor of Western Sydney University (WSU) today signed WSU into the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) as the IRU renewed its Memorandum of Understanding. WSU’s membership gives the IRU a presence in Australia’s third-largest and fastest growing Read more

03 Oct 2017

FutureAsia: supporting Australia’s future in Asia


The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) supports the Australian Labor Party’s focus on deepening Australia’s engagement with Asia. IRU members have a foundational commitment to engagement with Asia, enjoying long-established links with Asian counterparts. As opportunities for Australian interaction with Asia Read more

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