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IRU commits to being universities of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff

The seven Innovative Research Universities (IRU) committed to being the universities of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff, today at Parliament House, Canberra.

The IRU Statement of Intent sets out how the IRU members will implement a whole of university approach to improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and building understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and knowledge.

“Higher education is crucial to addressing areas of disadvantage and ensuring successful outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The 2014 Bridging the Gap Report shows the challenge is very real” Professor Dewar, IRU Chair and Vice-Chancellor of La Trobe University said