Talk:Group of Eight (Australian universities)

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Note on Melbourne Institute[edit]

The "Melbourne Institute" is run by Melbourne University's faculty of Commerce and Economics and is not an independent research body. This should either be removed from the table, or a note of this should be made on the article page. As some readers may notice, they placed themselves 1st alongside ANU. It is unclear whether a mistake has been made or whether they are claiming both universities are first. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:17, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Keeping in line with the Ivy League page, has anyone ever thought to put the crests or logos of the 8 universities on this page? Thank you.

Done.--Cyberjunkie 14:55, 26 Feb 2005 (UTC)
And with Go8 table.--Cyberjunkie 14:58, 26 Feb 2005 (UTC)
As on Ivy League, doesn't this constitute a derivative work of copyrighted materials, making it illegal under most nations' copyright law? If so, the image should be replaced with a gallery of the various individual shields, as was done on the Ivy League page. --Beeblebrox87 11:14, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC) Done. Beeblebrox87 22:59, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Sandstone Unis?[edit]

The description of Sandstone universities as those established prior to 1950, and then the exclusion of UNSW (established in 1949) from this group seems inconsistent. Perhaps a less specific definition of the term is required? Withoutaface 1 July 2005 18:27 (UTC)

there appears to be a contradiction on this page excluding ANU as a sandstone uni whereas the sandston uni page itself includes ANUMrmisanthrope 07:52, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Ivy League Comparison[edit]

In what sense is the Go8 analogous to the American Ivy League? The Go8 universities are nowhere near as prestigious, selective, or wealthy as their Ivy League counterparts. They are mass education providers, and as unremarkable as the other 32 Australian universities. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Robert Brockway (talkcontribs) 07:29, 14 July 2007

Yea, there's no comparison. Ivy league is for sporting blockheads who only know how to move the muscles in their arms and legs. Go8 actually contribute research and ideas that benefit society. Sorry, when people say crap like the above, i can only be badly critical about Ivy league for example, and im not afraid to sign my comments --Vylen (talk) 15:58, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

I also don't see what the comparison to Ivy League is. How is the group of Australia's best funded Universities similar to a sporting association of private north-eastern American universities? Even if we take what "Ivy League" for many now represents: how is Go8 representative of social elitism? Do you have to be rich to attend a Go8 university or what are you saying? zenic —Preceding undated comment added 14:01, 16 March 2009 (UTC).


This page obviously needs an expansion, but I haven't a clue on what needs to be said. Comparisons with the Ivy League aren't that helpful, as that is League specific. Anyways, I've created a table of member universities that I don't think is appropriate at this time. However, when the page is longer, feel free to return it to the article, in place of that haphazard list. --Cyberjunkie 14:55, 26 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Member Universities
University Location Founded Homepage
University of Adelaide Adelaide, SA 1874 Website
Australian National University Canberra, ACT 1946 Website
University of Melbourne Melbourne, VIC 1853 Website
Monash University Melbourne, Victoria 1958 Website
University of New South Wales Sydney, NSW 1949 Website
University of Queensland Brisbane, QLD 1909 Website
University of Sydney Sydney, NSW 1850 Website
University of Western Australia Perth, WA 1911 Website

Thankyou.--Cyberjunkie 14:55, 26 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I've put the table back in (with 2 edits for consistency). It looks good in the article IMHO. Robertbrockway 17:50, May 19 2005 (UTC)

The list of Sheilds[edit]

I spelled the names out for consistency. It'd be nice if the names could be centered under the shields - is this possible? Robertbrockway 17:44, May 19 2005 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Groupofeightaustralianuniversities.png[edit]

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BetacommandBot 22:35, 6 November 2007 (UTC)