Innovative Research Universities
|Innovative Research Universities|
|Chair||Professor John Dewar,
La Trobe University
|Executive Director||Conor King|
Innovative Research Universities (IRU), formerly Innovative Research Universities Australia, is a network of six comprehensive universities in Australia.
The network advises the government on higher education, research and innovation policy. The universities in the IRU share many characteristics with members of the former 1994 Group in the UK.
|University||Location||Founded||University Status||THE World University Rankings 2013–2014||Academic Ranking of World Universities 2013||QS World University Rankings 2013/14||QS Top 50 under 50 2013||THE 100 under 50 2013|
|Charles Darwin University||Darwin, NT||2004||2004||351–400||Not Ranked||471–480||Not Ranked||77|
|Flinders University||Adelaide, SA||1966||1966||251-300||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||1964||Not Ranked||401–500||390=||Not Ranked||88|
|Murdoch University||Perth, WA||1973||1973||301–350||Not Ranked||551–600||Not Ranked||57|
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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.
- Universities in Australia
- Universities Australia
- Australian Technology Network
- Golden Triangle (English universities)
- Group of Eight
- Regional Universities Network