Innovative Research Universities

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Innovative Research Universities
Data
Established 2003
Members 7
Continent Australia
Country Australia
Chair Professor Barney Glover,
Charles Darwin University
Executive Director Conor King
Other Names IRU

Innovative Research Universities (IRU), formerly Innovative Research Universities Australia, is a network of seven comprehensive universities in Australia.

The network advises the government on higher education, research and innovation policy.[citation needed] The universities in the IRU also share many characteristics with members of the 1994 Group in the United Kingdom.

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Member Universities
University Location Founded University Status THE World University Rankings 2013–2014[1] Academic Ranking of World Universities 2013[2] QS World University Rankings 2013/14[3] QS Top 50 under 50 2013[4] THE 100 under 50 2013[5]
Charles Darwin University Darwin, NT 2004 2004 351-400 Not Ranked 471-480 Not Ranked 77
Flinders University Adelaide, SA 1966 1966 Not Ranked 301-400 431-440 Not Ranked 71
Griffith University Brisbane, Gold Coast, QLD 1971 1971 Not Ranked 301-400 341= 41 86
James Cook University Townsville, Cairns, QLD 1970 1970 Not Ranked 301-400 351 45 Not Ranked
La Trobe University Melbourne, VIC 1964 1967 Not Ranked 401-500 390= Not Ranked 88
Murdoch University Perth, WA 1973 1973 301-350 Not Ranked 551-600 Not Ranked 57
The University of Newcastle
Withdrawn 31st December 2014 
Newcastle, NSW 1951 1965 251-275 301-400 298 31 40

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Six members of the IRU are ranked in the world’s top 500 universities by the QS World University Rankings 2013/14, with some achieving rankings in the top 100-300 in specific subject areas. The group collectively attracts A$310 million per annum in research funding from national research agencies, industry and public sector agencies including local and state governments, rising to A$450 million when performance-based government block grants are included. The members are core partners in half of all Australian Co-operative Research Centres (CRCs). The CRC Program links researchers with industry and government, and emphasises research application.

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