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) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Productivity Commission (PC) Draft Report on Data Availability and Use.
The Go8 institutions may make individual and more detailed responses to the report and therefore the Go8 response is high-level. This submission focusses on the use of data for research, though the Go8 acknowledges the diverse and many other uses of externally available data by its members, and conversely of its data by others.
The Group of Eight (Go8) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the National Research Infrastructure Capability Issues Paper in support of the development of the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap led by the Chief Scientist of Australia.
The Go8 has responded to the consultation paper outside of the prescribed template and authorizes it to be published alongside template-based submissions.
This decision primarily reflects two factors:
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 (Go8) comprises Australia’s leading research intensive universities. The 2016/17 QS World University Rankings released today, reaffirm Go8 members as the only Australian Universities in the world’s top 100.
“We have six Go8 members in the top 100 and a further two in the top 200 (the University of Western Australia at 102 and the University of Adelaide at 125) where they are joined by the next Australian university, the Australian Technology Network’s University of Technology Sydney (UTS) sitting at 193,” says Go8 Chief Executive Vicki Thomson.
The Group of Eight (Go8) comprises Australia’s leading research intensive Universities. Its members continue as the only Australian universities ranked in the world’s top 200 by the 13th Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings released today.
Go8 Chief Executive Vicki Thomson said the Go8 was very proud of its members’ THE rankings, especially having two universities - Melbourne and ANU - in the top 50, and with six of its members in the top 100.
The Group of Eight (Go8) is extremely encouraged by the recommendations of the ‘Shergold Report’ which puts the needs of our students front and centre and which was released this morning by Education Minister Senator Simon Birmingham.