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IRU poised for the Asian Century

“In this Asian Century, IRU universities will continue to play a leading role in engagement with the region,” said Professor Ian O’Connor, Chair, Innovative Research Universities (IRU).

For several decades Australian universities, including IRU network members, have built lasting relationships with universities, industry, Government and community partners throughout the Asian region, including campuses in Singapore. These partnerships have contributed to capacity building in the region and the rapid development of Asian nations.

“The Government’s Australia in the Asian Century white paper confirms the value of these efforts, providing impetus for IRU members to broaden and deepen their engagement with Asia. The Paper makes clear that university engagement is of great value to all involved, with Australia’s future prosperity tightly linked to our success in building it further.”