Innovative Research Universities
Charles Darwin University is a member of the Innovative Research Universities group.
Innovative Research Universities (IRU) is a network of seven world-class universities committed to conducting high-quality research and applying their collective expertise to enhance the outcomes of higher education. IRU aims to promote collaboration between member universities across a range of areas:
- teaching and learning
- academic staff development
- management and leadership training
- library management
Charles Darwin University (CDU) is recognised for its research expertise and leadership in tropical and desert knowledge of the Australian and Asia-Pacific region, with particular focus on Indigenous knowledge and addressing problems of importance to people of the region.
A recent project of IRU was the establishment of the Innovative Universities European Union Centre. The Centre's activities include the expansion of EU-related units and courses available to students in Australia, increased collaboration between Australian and EU researchers, and enhanced opportunities for Australians to study in the EU.
IRU members are Charles Darwin University, Flinders University, Griffith University, James Cook University, La Trobe University, Murdoch University and Newcastle University.
20/11/09 - IRU - November update
19/11/09 - Senate must back student income support package
18/08/09 - IRU supports reintroduction of Student Services Amenities Fee
16/07/09 - CDU joins Innovative Research Universities