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Group of Eight (Go8) universities

Planning to study in Australia? Apply to the Go8!

The pioneers in research and education, the Group of Eight (Go8) universities are the largest and oldest educational institutions of Australia. High rankings, ample research opportunities and strong industry connections make them a unique choice among students planning to study in Australia. 

What do you mean by Go8? 

Formally incorporated in 1999, the Group of Eight (Go8) is a cluster of eight leading universities of Australia reputed for their quality education and research facilities across the world. 

As a matter of fact, all Australian Nobel Prize winners have been associated with these universities, which makes Go8 a lineage of the laureates. Almost 70% of Australia’s research yields from these Group of Eight and impacts the world with immense contribution in the fields of healthcare, cyber security, agriculture, and more.

Here’s a brief overview of the Go8 universities. 

1. University of Melbourne  

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is world-renowned for its contributions in education, research, and engagement. For the past 160 years, it has been a pioneer in research with 22 discipline specific faculties and graduate schools and 6,500 staff members. Attracting students from 150+ countries, the university’s pedagogy is research based and flexible. It has seven campus locations across Melbourne and rural Victoria.
 

 

Within Australia

Globally

QS Rankings

2

38

THE Rankings

1

32

 
2. Australian National University

Established in 1946, the Australian National University (ANU) is known for its unparalleled research and education. Consistently ranking in the Global University Employability Ranking, it makes job-ready graduates with exceptional technical and interpersonal skills. 95% of the research done at the ANU is recognised and impacts industries globally.
 

 

Within Australia

Globally

QS Rankings

1

29

THE Rankings

2

50

 
3. University of Sydney

Established in 1850, the University of Sydney has six faculties and three schools. With students from over 134 countries in various undergraduate and postgraduate programs, the university is truly international. It has a library that comprises 5.2 million books, journals and ebooks and runs more 200 clubs for students.
 

 

Within Australia

Globally

QS Rankings

3

42

THE Rankings

3

60

 
4. The University of Queensland

Having over 7,000 staff member and 52,000 students, the University of Queensland is regarded as one of the biggest institutions in Australia. Established in 1909, the university boasts of some of the world renowned educators from advanced facilities such as Advanced Engineering Building, Oral Health Centre, Pharmacy Australia Centre for Excellence and Boeing Research facility. It offers a truly international exposure with over 15,400 international students from 141 different countries. 
 

 

Within Australia

Globally

QS Rankings

5

47

THE Rankings

4

66


5. Monash University

A public research university based out of Melbourne city in the state of Victoria, the Monash University offers a variety of courses and programs to choose from. It was established in 1958 and is the second oldest university in the state. A global university, it has four campuses in Victoria, one in Malaysia, a research and training centre in Italy, a graduate school in China and a graduate research school in Mumbai. It hosts students from over 170 countries and is an esteemed institution to gain technical skills, grow as an individual and get an international perspective to eventually succeed in your career path.
 

 

Within Australia

Globally

QS Rankings

6

58

THE Rankings

6

75

 
6. The University of New South Wales Sydeny

With its main campus in Sydney, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) is known for its ground breaking research and strong industry connections. Known for being the topmost preference among Australia’s eminent employers, it has more millionaire alumni than any other Australian institution. Founded in 1949, it now has eight campuses in Kensington, CBD, Randwick, Paddington, Cliffbrook, David Phillips, Manly Vale, and Canberra. You can select a program in any of its eight faculties, 47 schools and 125 UNSW and external centre institutes.
 

 

Within Australia

Globally

QS Rankings

4

43

THE Rankings

5

71

 
7. The University of Western Australia

With its main campus in Perth, the University of Western Australia (UWA) is in the top 1% of universities in the world. Former Australian Prime Minister the Honourable Bob Hawke AC, and Oscar-winning artist Shaun Tan are alumni of this prestigious institution. It offers a dedicated support for students and was rewarded five-star rating by the Good Universities Guide 2018 for its low student-to-teacher ratio. The Student Guild in UWA manages over 140 clubs and societies in varied fields catering to different students’ interests. 
 

 

Within Australia

Globally

QS Rankings

7

86

THE Rankings

8

131

 
8. The University of Adelaide

A prestigious institution based in Adelaide, the University of Adelaide boasts of 110 Rhodes Scholars and five Nobel Laureates that well explains its quality of teaching and research training. With almost 8000 international students from 100 countries, 200 programs at undergraduate and postgraduate level, The University of Adelaide is truly a place that offers a rich and stimulating experience to its students. For its 17 Australian Laureate Fellowships, the uni has been awarded an amount of AUD 11.93 million. It was established in 1874.

 

Within Australia

Globally

QS Rankings

8

106

THE Rankings

7

120


If you need any assistance regarding entry to any of these Go8 universities, you can speak with our counsellors who can help you course selection, application, offer letters, visa and pre-departure sessions.  
 

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Sources : https://www.qs.com/rankings/
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2020/world-ranking 

Updated on April 24, 2020

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