20 Oct 2021 | Research

Higher Education Research Commercialisation IP Framework – IRU Response

 The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) support the Australian Government’s intention to incentivise and increase partnerships between businesses and universities through research commercialisation. By better facilitating commercialisation and translation, we can further strengthen our national capacity to invest in research and realise its benefits, creating a positive loop in Australia’s world leading R&D sectors. A framework Read more

27 Aug 2021 | University Operations

Strengthening Australia’s cyber security regulations and incentives: IRU response

The Innovative Research Universities supports the suite of initiatives in Strengthening Australia’s cyber security regulations and incentives.  The IRU acknowledges that a core aim of the proposed regulatory reforms is to counter the social and economic impacts of widespread but lower sophistication threats, and notes that the Government is taking separate action to respond to Read more

06 Aug 2021 | Funding, Research, Students

Growing industry internships for research PhD students through the Research Training Program – IRU Response

The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) supports the Australian Government’s intention to provide additional funding and financial incentives to support PhD industry internships. IRU members have strong and established engagements with industry and local communities, which are leveraged in existing PhD training. The additional Research Training Program (RTP) funding will increase opportunities for PhD candidates to Read more

09 Jul 2021 | University Operations

Review of the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 and Statutory Review of the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security IRU opening statement The Innovative Research Universities welcomes the opportunity to engage with the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security concerning the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 (the Act) and proposed amendments to it. Universities are a significant part of national infrastructure. Cybersecurity targets an Read more

30 Jun 2021

Development of a sample learner profile: utility, with fairness and inclusion

Overview There is considerable value from a well-developed learner profile that captures the breadth of information about an individual school leaver. To focus the learner profile on: assisting the school leaver to work with education providers to identify the right course for them; and demonstrating to education providers that they are suitable for that course Read more

12 May 2021

Australian Strategy for International Education 2021-2030: IRU response

International education and international research linkages are essential elements of a world standard university system for Australia.  The Australian Government’s 2016 National Strategy for International Education 2025 was a major recognition of this and the Coalition Government’s commitment to a whole of Government approach to supporting international education and research. Halfway through the target period Read more

30 Apr 2021 | Research

Australia’s skilled migration program: second submission

Australia’s skilled migration program IRU Submission Recommendations The Innovative Research Universities recommends that the Joint Standing Committee on Migration should: endorse the link between attracting international students and attracting skilled migrants. The two sets of policies have significant natural overlap and should align rather than operate independently; highlight the fact that the vast majority (84%) Read more

29 Apr 2021

Quality of Research: TEQSA’s proposed assessment criteria

The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) support TEQSA’s intention to develop a legislative instrument that outlines matters relevant to an assessment of research quality within the Australian University provider category. The instrument would be used to support TEQSA’s assessment of research quality: to reregister an existing university; to register a new applicant to be a university; Read more

13 Apr 2021 | Research

University Research Commercialisation – IRU response

The Innovative Research Universities has submitted a response to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s (DESE) University Research Commercialisation consultation paper. The IRU strongly support the Government’s intention to expand the transformation of Australia’s research outcomes into business and social outcomes, as set out in Mr Tudge’s speech of 26 February 2021. Through improving Read more

01 Mar 2021 | Students

Australia’s skilled migration program

The  Joint Standing Committee on Migration’s review of Australia’s skilled migration program in the era of Covid-19 is a major opportunity to recognise the natural links between education policy that encourages education providers to seek students from around the world to migration policy that seeks the best-qualified people to migrate to Australia. The Innovative Research Read more