The Group of Eight (Go8) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the joint Australian Research Council and Department of Education and Training consultation on the design of an Engagement and Impact Assessment system for Australian university research.
As the consultation is highly technical in nature the Go8 response will be limited to key points and some contextual observations while individual Go8 institutions may provide specific feedback to the full range of consultation questions.Go8 Key Points
The Group of Eight (Go8) signed an MoU with the globally prestigious China Scholarship Council (CSC) on 15 April 2015, aiming to promote the two-way flow of university students and staff between Australia and China.
Group of Eight Universities a “top 30 company”
If the Group of Eight (Go8) was a company it would be in Australia’s top 30. The Go8 has set out its business strengths at a reception at Parliament House Canberra.
“For the benefit of our students and our researchers, we consider it important that our business strengths, our economic voice was heard, and we intend to keep promoting this position,” says Go8 Chief Executive Vicki Thomson.
The Group of Eight (Go8) is to sign an MOU with the globally prestigious China Scholarship Council (CSC).
The CSC offers a series of scholarship programs open to “outstanding” International undergraduate and post graduate students to study at designated Chinese universities.
Chief Executive of the Go8 Vicki Thomson says “the Go8 is extremely proud that the CSC has agreed to invite our universities to join with it, enabling the Go8 to make available such a prestigious learning opportunity for our students.”
The Group of Eight (Go8) is today progressing its International innovation and industry collaboration agenda, hosting a high-level French business delegation at Melbourne University.
As Australia’s group of leading research universities, the Go8 has been driving the sector’s support of the Australian Government’s innovation and industry engagement policy.
The Group of Eight Universities (Go8) continue to retain their position as the consistently highest ranked Australian Universities.
The QS World University Rankings (QS) for 2015, released today, reconfirm the Go8’s position.
“The Go8 is also exceptionally proud that for the first time an Australian University – Go8 member ANU – has been placed in the QS top 20 in world ranking,” says Go8 Chief Executive Vicki Thomson.
The Group of Eight, (Go8) Australia’s group of leading research intensive Universities, is pleased Prime Minister Turnbull has recognised the need for stability and continuity in the higher education portfolio by reappointing Senator Simon Birmingham.
The Go8 is proud it has enabled Australia to claim six universities in the world’s top 100; with the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) conducted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University released today.
“The ARWU is considered by many experts the premier global university ranking system and so the results are extremely significant,” says Group of Eight (Go8) Chief Executive Vicki Thomson. “We are proud that we have six of our eight members in the top 100 this year, up from four last year and all eight in the Top 150 globally.
The Group of Eight (Go8) is pleased to announce the appointment of distinguished businessman and social entrepreneur Simon McKeon as Chair of its “Industry and Innovation Board.”
The Board is a key plank of the Go8’s “Innovation 2016” agenda presented to Government in November 2015. The Board – whose private sector members will be announced shortly - will assist drive the Go8’s escalating involvement in Australia’s innovation ecosystem.
The Group of Eight (Go8) welcomes the opportunity to provide input into the Government’s Driving Innovation, Fairness and Excellence in Australian Higher Education options paper released in May 2016.
Go8 members are Australia’s leading research intensive universities. In research we account for two-thirds of all research funding to universities and each year spend some $6 billion on research. Collectively we educate 26 percent of all students and we deliver Australia over 90,000 quality graduates each year.