| Education, Funding, Research

Government delivers on its vision for a world-class university system

Innovative Research Universities (IRU) Australia congratulates the government for holding firm to its vision for a world-class university system despite severe budgetary constraints.

IRU Australia Director, Lenore Cooper said the government recognises that investment in higher education will be critically important to building a strong and resilient economy for the future based on knowledge, skills and innovation.

“Last night’s budget addressed many of IRU Australia’s key policy and funding priorities”, Ms Cooper said.

“In particular, we are pleased that the government will be introducing a more appropriate method for the annual indexation of government grants and will be moving towards funding the full cost of research grants.