Group of Eight (Australian universities)

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Group of Eight
Group of Eight logo 2014.png
Formation1999
TypeNonprofit organisation
HeadquartersCanberra, ACT
Location
  • Australia
Membership
ANU
UWA
UNSW
UQ
UM
Monash
UniA
USyd
Websitewww.go8.edu.au

The Group of Eight (Go8) is a coalition of world-leading research intensive Australian universities.[1] The Go8 universities are some of the largest and the oldest universities in Australia[2] and are consistently the highest ranked of all Australian universities. In 2016 all Go8 Universities were ranked in the top 150 worldwide, with six in the top 100. Go8 Universities feature in the top 100 places for every subject area in the QS world university subject rankings. All Go8 Universities are in the QS top 100 for literature, biological sciences, environmental sciences, accounting and finance, anthropology, law and education.

The Go8 Board, which consists of the vice-chancellors (presidents) of its eight member universities, meets five times a year. The current Chair of the Board is Professor Ian Jacobs, Vice-Chancellor, University of New South Wales. Ms Vicki Thomson is the Chief Executive of the Group of Eight, taking up the role in January 2015.[3]

According to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, in 2008 the Group of Eight universities received almost twice as much research funding as the other 31 Australian universities combined.[4]

Members[edit]

University Location Established World University Rankings
QS World (2019)[5] ARWU World (2018)[6] THE World (2019)[7] U.S. News (2018)[8] CWTS Leiden (2016)[9][note 1] CWUR (2019)[10]
Australian National University Canberra 1946 24 69 49 69= 202 82
Monash University Melbourne 1958 59= 91 84= 68 64 124
University of Adelaide Adelaide 1874 114 101–150 135= 122 169 229
University of Melbourne Melbourne 1853 39 38 32= 26 33 57
University of New South Wales Sydney 1949 45 101–150 96= 69= 58 119
University of Queensland Brisbane 1909 48 55 69 45 37 74
University of Sydney Sydney 1850 42 68 59= 34= 30 71
The University of Western Australia Perth 1911 91 93 134 88= 151 145

Equals signs (=) denote tied rankings.

Locations of Group of Eight universities

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Listed separately from the citation

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, R; Van Dyke, N (2007). "Measuring the international standing of universities with an application to Australian universities". Higher Education. 53 (6): 819–841. doi:10.1007/s10734-005-7516-4.
  2. ^ Neumann, R (2002). "Diversity, doctoral education and policy". Higher Education Research & Development. 21 (2): 167–178. doi:10.1080/07294360220144088.
  3. ^ "The Go8 Team". Group of Eight Australia. 26 July 2017.
  4. ^ Smyth, V.; Mishra, R. (2013). "Are more senior academics really more research productive than junior academics? Evidence from Australian law schools". Scientometrics. 96 (2): 411–425. doi:10.1007/s11192-012-0886-3.
  5. ^ "QS World University Rankings 2019". Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018". Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  7. ^ "World University Rankings 2019". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Top World University Rankings | US News Best Global Universities". www.usnews.com. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  9. ^ "CWTS Leiden Ranking 2018". Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University.
  10. ^ "CWUR 2019 | Top 1000 Universities in the World". cwur.org. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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