As the largest providers of health and medical research in Australia, the Group of Eight (Go8) and the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI) welcome the release of the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Principles and congratulates the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, and the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board (AMRAB) – Chaired by Professor Ian Frazer AC of the University of Queensland.
Campus Morning Mail, 22 November 2017
“The erosion of trust in a post-truth society,” is undermining universities, the Group of Eight warns in a briefing for the annual meeting of the international umbrella body of associations of elite research institutions, in Brisbane next week.
Australia’s Group of Eight (Go8) universities are amongst the most trusted in the world for producing employable graduates according to the Times Higher Education (THE) Global University Employability Ranking released today, with five Go8 institutions in the top 100.
The Australian, 8 November, 2017
By Rowan Callick
Universities are encountering “a tide of community and political hostility”, according to the chief executive of the Group of Eight, representing leading Australian universities.
Vicki Thomson told a conference in Shanghai on Tuesday that “the more available to the community a university education in Australia has become, the less the community has trusted us”.
By Vicki Thomson
I am, as always, privileged to be invited to China.
As you know, I am here today as Chief Executive, representing Australia’s eight leading research-intensive universities, the Group of Eight.
In this position, I represent a group which has seven of its members proudly ranked in the world’s top 100 universities.
The Guardian, 3 November 2017
By Michael McGowan
The derision of academic research by tabloid newspapers risks undermining Australia’s research capabilities, the head of the Group of Eight has warned.
This week the education minister, Simon Birmingham, announced the rollout of long-mooted plans to make the $3.5bn in funding that the Australian Research Council dishes out each year more focused on “impacts”.
The Group of Eight (Go8), which represents Australia’s leading research intensive universities, has had its strong stance against the Government’s proposed funding cuts to the sector reinforced by the Productivity Commission’s bold report.
The Group of Eight (Go8), which comprises Australia’s leading research-intensive universities, strongly supports the Nick Xenophon Team’s call for a comprehensive ‘Gonski-style’ review of post-secondary education and is disappointed the Government has not immediately embraced such a review for the benefit of all tertiary students and the future of the economy.
The Border Mail, 18 October 2017
By Shana Morgan
Regional and metropolitan universities have urged federal senators to block the government’s planned changes to education funding and back Indi MP Cathy McGowan’s idea instead.
The Group of Eight, made up of institutions such as the University of Melbourne and University of Sydney, wanted to see the government establish a national regional higher education strategy.
Go8 chief executive Vicki Thomson congratulated Ms McGowan on the initiative.