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
Australian National University
University of Western Australia
University of New South Wales
University of Queensland
University of Melbourne
Monash University
University of Adelaide
University of Sydney
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 (2020)[5] ARWU World (2019)[6] THE World (2020)[7] U.S. News (2020)[8] CWTS Leiden (2016)[9][note 1] CWUR (2019)[10]
Australian National University Canberra 1946 29= 76 50 69= 202 82
Monash University Melbourne 1958 58= 73 75= 59= 64 124
University of Adelaide Adelaide 1874 106 101–150 120= 80 169 229
University of Melbourne Melbourne 1853 38 41 32= 26 33 57
University of New South Wales Sydney 1949 43 94 71 64= 58 119
University of Queensland Brisbane 1909 47 54 66 42 37 74
University of Sydney Sydney 1850 42 80 60 27 30 71
University of Western Australia Perth 1911 86 99 131 86 151 145

Equals signs (=) denote tied rankings.

Map[edit]

Locations of each Group of Eight university main campus

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Listed separately from the citation

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 2020". Retrieved 16 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019". Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. Retrieved 16 January 2020.
  7. ^ "World University Rankings 2020". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 16 January 2020.
  8. ^ [hhttps://www.usnews.com/education/best-global-universities/search?region=australia-new-zealand&subject=&name= "Top World University Rankings | US News Best Global Universities"]. www.usnews.com. Retrieved 16 January 2020.
  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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