Group of Eight (Australian universities)

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Group of Eight
Group of Eight logo 2014.png
Formation 1999
Type Nonprofit organisation
Location
  • Australia
Membership
8
Website 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 Peter Høj, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Queensland. 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]

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Member Universities
University Location Established World University Rankings (2015)[5]
QS World (2018)[6] ARWU World (2017)[7] THE World (2016/17)[8] U.S. News (2015/16)[9] CWTS Leiden (2016)[10][note 1] CWUR (2016)[11]
Australian National University Canberra 1946 20 97 47 80 100 160
Monash University Melbourne 1958 60 78 74 84 168 143
University of Adelaide Adelaide 1874 109= 101–150 142 184 203 319
University of Melbourne Melbourne 1853 41= 39 33= 40 123 89
University of New South Wales Sydney 1949 45 101–150 78= 90 195 117
University of Queensland Brisbane 1909 47= 55 60= 52 143 99
University of Sydney Sydney 1850 50 83 60= 51 197 95
The University of Western Australia Perth 1911 93= 91= 125 128 148 213
Locations of Group of Eight universities

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  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. ^ "Australia – Countries – UniversityRankings.ch / Institutions". universityrankings.ch. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "QS World University Rankings 2018". Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities – 2017". Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. Retrieved 15 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "World University Rankings 2016–17". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Top World University Rankings | US News Best Global Universities". www.usnews.com. Retrieved 2016-05-18. 
  10. ^ "CWTS Leiden Ranking 2016". Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University. 
  11. ^ "CWUR 2016 | Top 1000 Universities in the World". cwur.org. Retrieved 2016-07-19. 

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