Group of Eight (Australian universities)
|Group of Eight|
The Group of Eight (Go8) is a coalition of leading Australian tertiary institutions, intensive in research and comprehensive in general and professional education. It was established informally as a network of vice-chancellors in 1994 and was formally incorporated in 1999.
The Go8 aims to enhance the contribution of its member universities to the nation’s social, economic, cultural and environmental well-being and prosperity and extend the contribution of its member universities to the generation and preservation of the world’s stock of knowledge.
All eight universities' primary campuses are based in the six largest Australian capital cities or the national capital in the case of ANU.
|University||Location||Year of foundation||THE World University Rankings 2013–2014||Academic Ranking of World Universities 2013||QS World University Rankings 2013/14|
|Australian National University||Canberra, ACT||1946||48||66||27|
|Monash University||Melbourne, VIC||1958||91||101–150||69|
|The University of Adelaide||Adelaide, SA||1874||201-225||201–300||104|
|The University of Melbourne||Melbourne, VIC||1853||34||54||31|
|The University of New South Wales||Sydney, NSW||1949||114||101–150||52|
|The University of Queensland||Brisbane, QLD||1909||63||85||43|
|The University of Sydney||Sydney, NSW||1850||72||97||38|
|The University of Western Australia||Perth, WA||1911||168||91||84|
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