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Study in Group of Eight (Go8) – Australia’s Best Universities

The Group of Eight (Go8) encompasses Australia's leading research-intensive universities.

Incorporated in 1999, the Go8 institutions in Australia are some of the oldest and consistently highest ranked Australian universities in the world. The Go8 focuses on influencing and developing long-term sustainable national higher education and research policy, along with developing elite international alliances and research partnerships.

Every year, the group of Go8 in Australia educates over 358,000 students, which is 26% of the Australian total. Member of Go8 are some of the most prominent and top-ranked Australian institutions and, are dedicated to providing competitive research-based learning. Each year, the Go8 consecrates over $6 billion on research – more than $2 billion of which is spent on Medical and Health Services research.

Go8 Institutions in Australia

1. University of Melbourne  

World University Rankings 2019: 32

Australia Ranking: 1

Popular programs to study at University of Melbourne: 

According to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, the University of Melbourne is the best university in Australia for studying Anatomy & Physiology. Other popular courses include: 

Biological Sciences, Business and Management Studies, Computer Science & Information Systems, Dentistry, Economics & Econometrics, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Law, Linguistics, Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Medicine, Psychology, Performing Arts.

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 2. Australian National University

World University Rankings 2019: 49

Australia Ranking: 2

Popular programs to study at the Australian National University:

Agriculture & Forestry, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biological Sciences, Development Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Materials Science, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics & Astronomy, Politics & International Studies, Social Policy & Administration

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 3. University of Sydney

World University Rankings 2019: 59

Australia Ranking: 3

Popular programs to study at The University of Sydney

Archaeology, Architecture, Education & Training, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Sports, Veterinary Science

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 4. The University of Queensland

World University Rankings 2019: 69

Australia Ranking: 4

Popular programs to study at The University of Queensland 

Agriculture & Forestry, Biological Sciences, Communication & Media Studies, Art & Design, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Nursing. Development Studies

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5. Monash University

World University Rankings 2019: 84

Australia Ranking: 5

Popular programs to study at Monash University 

Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Performing Arts, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies, Nursing

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6. The University of New South Wales

World University Rankings 2019: 96

Australia Ranking: 6

Popular programs to study at The University of New South Wales

UNSW was this years’ highest-ranked university in Australia for studying accounting and finance. Apart from this, it’s also popular for its engineering courses namely, Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Civil & Structural Engineering. 

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7. The University of Western Australia

World University Rankings 2019: 134

Australia Ranking: 7

Popular programs to study at The University of Western Australia

Earth & Marine Sciences, Statistics & Operational Research, Sports, Arts and Humanities, Engineering and Technology, Architecture / Built Environment, Anatomy & Physiology, Business & Management Studies, Sociology

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 8. The University of Adelaide

World University Rankings 2019: 135

Australia Ranking: 8

Popular programs to study at The University of Adelaide

Dentistry, Accounting & Finance, Life Sciences & Medicine, Veterinary Science, Nursing, Arts and Humanities, Engineering and Technology, Architecture / Built Environment, Natural Science

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