Group of Eight Australia (Go8)
The Group of Eight (Go8) is a coalition of leading Australian universities, delivering a comprehensive range of general and professional education. They are distinguished by depth and quality of their research programmes.
- They have nurtured every Nobel prize winner educated at an Australian university.
- They contribute over 70% of the Fellows of the four Australian learned academies.
- They are the most research concentrated of all Australian universities.
- They account for more than two thirds of Australian university research activity, research output and research training.
The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s most prestigious universities with a solid reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research. The programmes are underpinned by innovation and relevance and are taught by high-quality staff who are national and international leaders in their respective fields. The University was established in 1874 and ever since been one of Australia’s most progressive institutions. It was the first Australian university to grant degrees in science, the first to establish a Conservatorium of Music, and in 1881 became the first university in Australia to admit women to its academic programmes.
The Australian National University is one of the world’s most highly-respected universities. It is and has been consistently ranked number one in Australia by QS World University Rankings. The University has international links with leading universities in the US, UK, Europe and Asia and as the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), offers students and staff opportunities for collaboration and exchange that enhance the University’s rich, intellectual climate.
The University is located in the heart of Canberra, the political and administrative capital of Australia. Unique among world capitals, Canberra is a small, vibrant city nestled amongst some of the country’s most beautiful natural environments.
The University of Melbourne offers internationally recognised degrees that can open the door to an outstanding future. The university attracts some of the best students in the region, with an international community representing more than 150 countries. The alumni network consists of over 300,000 people spread over 150 countries including almost 2,500 alumni in Hong Kong.
Monash University has a global reputation recognised as one of the world’s top 100 universities by QS World University Rankings 2012, ranked number 61. Graduating with a degree from a top 100 ranking university adds significant value to student resumes. The University’s global reputation ensures graduates are recognised for their skills and talent, wherever they choose to pursue their careers.
The University of New South Wales consistently scores highly in a range of national and international rankings. It was ranked 49 in the world by QS World University Rankings 2011, one of only five Australian institutions to make the top 50.
It was the first university in the world to be awarded the QS 5 Star plus badge for excellence, with an impressive performance across all areas of the evaluation including core areas of research, employability, infrastructure and further advanced areas such as internationalisation, innovation and engagement. More than 53,000 students are currently studying at the university including over 12,000 international students, from 120 countries.
The University of Queensland is one of Australia’s most highly ranked and awarded learning and research institutions, and ranked among the top 100 universities in the world*. The 2013 edition of the Good University Guide awarded the University five star ratings for positive graduate outcomes, student demand, research grants and staff qualifications. The University also achieved a Five Star Plus rating for excellence, the highest rating given to a university by QS Stars.
Its international recognition is reflected in a student population where one in every four students is an international student from a student body of over 45,500,
The University is a founding member of the national Group of Eight committed to ensuring that Australia has higher education institutions that are world class. It is also a member of Universities 21, a global alliance that enhances the quality of university outcomes through international benchmarking.
Located in the heart of Australia’s largest and most diverse city, The University of Sydney fosters active engagement in the global exchange of ideas with an extensive network of international partners, including a global network of more than 185,000 alumni.
The University connects graduates with a world of possibilities through international affiliations, industry and alumni mentoring programmes and innovative partnerships.
According to the 2014 Excellence in Research Australia report, 75 percent of almost 100 academic fields assessed at the University of Sydney performed above world standard. The respected Times Higher Education ranked the University in the top 25 universities in the world for humanities and social sciences, and in the top 50 for engineering and technologies. The University’s Sydney Medical School is also one of the highest ranked medical schools in the Asia Pacific region.
Established in 1911, the University of Western
Australia's ground-breaking research, quality academic staff and state-of-the-art facilities combine to offer a vibrant student experience. As Western Australia's premier university, UWA was equal first overall in Australia in the Good Universities Guide 2013 based on key measures including graduate starting salaries, employment prospects, research grants, research intensity and student demand.
The University of Western Australia ranked 96th in the world in the highly respected Shanghai-Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, and has the highest ranking of any Australian university in the field of life and agriculture sciences.