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Group of Eight Universities in Australia

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  • The Group of Eight Universities in Australia (Go8) is a coalition of world-leading research-intensive Australian universities. The Go8 universities are some of the largest and the oldest universities in Australia and are consistently the highest-ranked of all Australian universities.
  • The Go8 is a company and was incorporated in 1999. Its Directorate is based in Canberra, the capital city of Australia.
Group of Eight Universities in Australia List :
University Location Established Q.S.
Australian National University Canberra 1946 24
Monash University Melbourne 1958 59
University of Adelaide Adelaide 1874 114
University of Melbourne Melbourne 1853 39
University of New South Wales Sydney 1949 45
University of Queensland Brisbane 1909 48
University of Sydney Sydney 1850 42
University of Western Australia Perth 1911 91
  Some facts about the Go8:
  • In 2018 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.
  • 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
  • 99 percent of Go8 research is world-class or above.
  • The Go8 is a signatory to the prestigious Hefei statement which links it to elite university groups around the world.

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