The Group of Eight (Go8) comprises Australia's most research intensive universities (in alphabetical order) - the University of Adelaide, the Australian National University, the University of Melbourne, Monash University, UNSW Sydney, the University of Queensland, the University of Sydney and the University of Western Australia. It is often compared to the Russell Group of pioneering research universities in the United Kingdom.
|University of Adelaide|
Australian National University
University of Melbourne
University of Queensland
University of Sydney
University of Western Australia
The Go8 universities are some of the largest and the oldest universities in Australia and are consistently the highest ranked of all Australian universities. Seven of the Go8 members are ranked in the world's top 100 universities and all Go8 members are ranked in the world's top 150 universities; in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THES), the QS World University Rankings (QS) and the U.S. News & World Report (US News). Go8 Universities feature in the top 50 for every broad subject area in the QS world university subject rankings. In addition, all Go8 Universities are in the QS top 100 for Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences and Medicine, Arts and Humanities, and Social Sciences and Management.
The Go8 educates 425,000 students; educating more than one quarter of all higher education students in Australia. It graduates some 110,000 quality graduates each year.
The Go8 undertakes 70 per cent of Australia's university research and their research funding from industry and other non-Government sources is twice that of the rest of the sector combined.
The Go8 receives 71 per cent of Australian Competitive Grant (Category 1) funding and had the largest proportion of research fields rated at 4 or 5 (‘above’ or ‘well above’ world standard) in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) exercise, with 99 per cent of Go8 research is world class or above. Each year the Go8 spends some $6.5 billion on research – more than $2.4 billion of which is spent on Medical and Health Services research. Go8 universities educate more than half of Australia's doctors, dentists, vets and provide some 54 per cent of Australia's science graduates and more than 40 per cent of Australia's engineering graduates.
The Go8 Board, which consists of the vice-chancellors (who also serve as principals or presidents) of its eight member universities, meets five times a year. The current Chair of the Board is Margaret Gardner, Vice-Chancellor of Monash University. Vicki Thomson is the Chief Executive of the Group of Eight, taking up the role in January 2015.
|Australian National University||Canberra||1946||30||59||64=||79||160||148||150||153||104|
|University of Melbourne||Melbourne||1853||33||31||25||32||32||23||20||39||31|
|University of Sydney||Sydney||1850||41||51=||27||60||35||20||26||35||39|
|University of New South Wales||Sydney||1949||45||67||51=||64||62||39||44||48||55|
|University of Queensland||Brisbane||1909||50=||62=||36=||47||44||34||33||31||44|
|University of Western Australia||Perth||1911||90||139||79||99||150||113||111||159||118|
|University of Adelaide||Adelaide||1874||109||118=||73=||101-150||159||142||113||91||125[note 2]|
Equals signs (=) denote tied rankings.
Go8 law schoolsEdit
Summary of schoolsEdit
|University||Law school||State / territory||Est.||Undergrad law intake 2019||ATAR selection threshold 2020|
|Australian National University||College of Law||Australian Capital Territory||1960||400~[note 3]||98|
|University of Sydney||Law School||New South Wales||1855||323||99.5|
|University of Melbourne||Law School||Victoria||1857||300~[note 4]||99.8[note 5]|
|University of New South Wales||Faculty of Law||New South Wales||1971||400~||ATAR & Law Admission Test (LAT)|
|University of Queensland||Law School||Queensland||1936||203||98|
|Monash University||Faculty of Law||Victoria||1963||457||98|
|University of Adelaide||Law School||South Australia||1883||288||95|
|University of Western Australia||Law School||Western Australia||1927||—||—|
- ^ measured by the impact indicator P(top 1%), ordered by P(top 1%) using fractional counting.
- ^ 101-150 averaged to 125.5 for the purposes of the combined average
- ^ rough estimate due to nonspecific number of 2019 student intake
- ^ Rough estimate from 2016
- ^ 99.8 for guaranteed CSP entry/99.0 for guaranteed FP or a 75 per cent WAM in an undergraduate degree from the University of Melbourne
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