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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 of research outputs recorded by Australian academics increased from 45,560 in 2006 to 96,565 in Read more

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 figures suggest that the country’s demand-driven admissions system had been living up to its promise Read more

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 funding for additional students, the IRU says. Estimates put together by the IRU based on 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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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

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