Innovative Research Universities


Innovative Research Universities (IRU) is a coalition of seven comprehensive universities committed to inclusive excellence in teaching, learning and research in Australia.

Discussion paper

Year 12 outcomes and university selection under COVID

Innovative Research Universities (IRU) has published this short paper on the impact of COVID-19 on Year 12 school outcomes and the challenges this creates for university selection of the 2020 school leaver cohort.

Learner facing analytics: analysis of student perspectives

The research detailed in this report explores student understandings and concerns in relation to the collection and use of learning analytics.

Religious Discrimination Bill: implications for universities

Innovative Research Universities (IRU) has submitted this response to the Australian government’s draft Religious Discrimination Bill 2019, which sets out to further protect and better promote freedom of religion.

Improving innovation indicators – IRU submission

The Government’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is undertaking a review of innovation metrics “to develop a suite of metrics that more fully capture innovation and thereby support better decision-making in Australia”. The IRU has submitted its response, saying it supports the key messages...

Impact of the demand driven system 2009-2017

To mark ten years since the introduction of a demand driven funding system for university places, the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) group has released new analysis of the key achievements of the system. The report illustrates five key achievements of the demand driven system and...