Innovative Research Universities-Rankings

Innovative Research Universities Australia (IRU) is formed by a group of six Australian research-intensive universities:
  • Flinders University
  • Griffith University
  • James Cook Univ (JCU)
  • La Trobe Univ
  • Murdoch Univ
  • The Univ of Newcastle
IRU Ranking Performance:

Flinders
- It is ranked 10th in Australia and among the top 400 universities globally by Academic Ranking of World Universities 2008.
- Ranked in the top 64 universities in the Asia-Pacific region by ARWU 2008.

Griffith
-ranked 5th smartest and most innovative company in Australia by 'Business Review Weekly'.
- received a 5 star ranking for the MBA program in the Good Universities Guide for the last 5 years.

JCU
- It is one of only 17 Australian universities that was listed in the ARWU top 400 academic world universities in 2008.
- gained 5 star rating for Educational Experience – Graduate Rating (Good Universities Guide 2007).
- It is ranked first in the world for citations in the field of coral reef ecology.

La Trobe
- ranked in top 100 universities of the world (at 98th place) by THES 2005.
- ranked among Australia’s top 10 universities in 2006 and among Victoria’s top 3 in 2007, by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Index.

Murdoch
- ranked in the top 12 universities in Australia in terms of graduating research higher degree students per academic staff member.
- It is the only Australian university to win a 5 star rating for Graduate Satisfaction from the Good Universities Guide for 12 out of the past 13 years.
- ranked 8th nationally for Research Intensity (Teaching and Learning Performance Fund 2007).

Newcastle
- ranked top 10 among the 38 universities in Australia by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Rankings 2005 and 2006.
- ranked 127th in the THES Ranking 2005.
- one of the top 100 global universities (at 97th) by Newsweek 2006.

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