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  Group of Eight (Australian universities) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Group of Eight (Go8) is a lobby group for the tertiary institutions generally considered to be the most prestigious and research-intensive universities in Australia.
All members of the group except ANU, UNSW and Monash are known as "sandstone universities", and all of their primary campuses are based within an Australian capital city.
The group, in arguing for prioritisation of research funding and in lobbying for increased funding for their campuses, sometimes finds itself at odds with smaller, regional and rural universities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Group_of_Eight_(Australian_universities)   (243 words)

 G8 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Group of Eight (G-8) consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
This was a gesture of appreciation from President Clinton to then-Russian President Boris Yeltsin for pursuing economic reforms, and for their neutrality with respect to the eastward expansion of NATO.
The presidency of the Group rotates among the member states annually, with the new president assuming his position on 1 January.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/G8   (1503 words)

 G8 - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Group of Eight (G8) consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the Russian Federation.
For the year of 2006 it is held by Russia, and a 2006 summit of all G8 leaders will eventually be held in Saint Petersburg from July 15 to July 17 at the Palace of Congresses.
At the instigation of then-U.S. President Bill Clinton, "Group of Seven" became the "Group of Eight," with Russia attending most sessions.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/G7   (1415 words)

 Australian Universities
The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's oldest and one of the highest ranking universities Australia has in any guide to higher education institutions and is regarded as one of the best Australian universities.
University of Tasmania Hobart - Launceston - Burnie, Tasmania The University of Tasmania is the fourth oldest University in Australia.
Northern Territory University Darwin, Northern Territory, NT The Northern Territory University was established on 1 January 1989 through the amalgamation of the University College of the Northern Territory and the Darwin Institute of Technology.
www.australian-universities.com   (1187 words)

 Universities fear for poor students - theage.com.au
The Group of Eight leading universities has outlined reservations about key elements of the package in a submission to the Senate inquiry into the higher education changes.
While the universities confirmed their support for the proposal to allow increases in HECS fees of up to 30 per cent, the group said that students' inability to pay should not exclude them from studying.
Group of Eight executive director Virginia Walsh said an added concern was that, without an amendment to the Social Security Act, students on scholarships would have their income support payments cut.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2003/08/18/1061059778051.html   (536 words)

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The University is seeking to build upon its tradition of individual research excellence and improve its performance in team research as assessed, for example, in its multidisciplinary research outputs and its ability to attract ARC funding for research centres.
AUQA commends The University of Western Australia on its new structure, which is well-aligned with the new Academic Profile, and as such, is well-designed to assist the University in the pursuit of its strategic goals.
AUQA commends The University of Western Australia for its effective use of change management processes within the University, and in particular, the recent restructuring which was based on sound principles of academic integrity and consultation with the results demonstrating their effective application.
www.auqa.edu.au /qualityaudit/sai_reports/reports/auditreport_uwa_2004.doc   (19622 words)

 AVCC Member Universities
The University of Sydney, Australia’s first, established in 1850, is one of the nation’s premier universities and is regularly ranked among the world’s best.
Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight, the leading Australian research-intensive universities and the international network Academic Consortium 21 (AC21), and is one of only two Australian institutions invited to join the prestigious Association of Pacific Rim Universities.
The University’s extensive facilities include the largest library collection in the southern hemisphere, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Sydney College of the Arts, the world-class Nicholson Museum of classical Greek, Roman and Egyptian archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections, and the War Memorial Art Gallery.
www.avcc.edu.au /content.asp?page=/universities/facts/sydney.htm   (489 words)

 Rankings of Australian Universities
Many of the Australian universities have reputations in various areas that are far better than the reputations that the ranked or elite level universities have for those particular areas.
The most important of these is the 'Group of Eight' which consists of all the previous 'Group 1' Universities (the highest ranking) along with a couple of others that have improved their performance and quality over recent years.
The group of eight is regarded as the group of top Australian universities and each of these universities is able to attract resources, students and personnel because of this reputation.
www.australian-universities.com /rankings   (1226 words)

 T+D: Scholarly quality: Australia's Monash University joins the quality league - Passport
The purpose of AUQA is to conduct periodic audits of the quality assurance procedures at Australian universities and state accrediting agencies.
Australian universities, like those the world over, have experienced extensive change over the past decade.
Monash is a member of the Australian Group of Eight universities, which represent the older, more established Australian universities.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0MNT/is_10_56/ai_92864949   (349 words)

 About Go8 > Higher Education Policy Reform
The objective of the Group of Eight is a fair, consistent, stable and sustainable policy environment which allows all institutions within Australia's higher education system to reach their full potential.
There is universal agreement across the sector that current higher education policy in Australia constrains the capacity of our universities to make their optimum contribution to the nation.
The Group of Eight believes the entire higher education system, and the country, will benefit from a policy environment in which Australian universities can more effectively reach a standard which is recognized internationally as among the best in the world.
www.go8.edu.au /about/reform.htm   (296 words)

 Groupings of Universities Australia
There are universities that are not part of any of these groupings that have their own set of strengths and foci.
The Australian Technology Network (ATN) is a coalition of five Australian universities that share a common focus on the practical application of tertiary studies and research.
These six universities share a common background having been founded in the 1960s and 1970s as research universities and it is estimated that collectively they have about 15 percent of total university enrolments in Australia.
australian-universities.com /groupings-of-australian-universities.php   (679 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Careergraph   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
For them, the primary attraction is that Australian universities offer a wide range of combined degrees in arts, science or commerce that can help students land good jobs in that country.
Trevor Grigg, deputy vice-chancellor of The University of Queensland.
While the US is losing ground in terms of fresh student visa numbers, the growth in the Australian student visa number has been close to 200 per cent over the last couple of years,” says Ravi L. Singh, managing director, Global Reach, a Calcutta-based overseas education consultant that helps students get into different Australian universities.
www.telegraphindia.com /1060503/asp/careergraph/story_6172155.asp   (820 words)

 Australian Tertiary Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The go8 says that it 'represents Australia 's leading universities' by which it means the Australian universities with the biggest research expenditure.
On the measure of research intensity widely accepted in Australia, the Brennan index, Flinders University is more research intensive than 2 go8 members, ANU and Monash University.
The group started meeting informally in 1994 and was incorporated in 1999.
www.gu.edu.au /vc/ate/content_inst_go8.html   (77 words)

 - About Us - The University of Sydney
It is considered one of Australia's leading educational institutions, playing a key role as a member of both the Group of Eight and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU).
The university consistently demonstrates its research dominance by employing nine of the 49 holders of Federation Fellowships, and also by securing the most funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC).
The University of Sydney, along with seven other leading Australian universities, are all represented by their respective Vice-Chancellors who endeavour to create a policy environment that capitalises on the strengths of Australia's tertiary education system.
www.science.usyd.edu.au /about_us/index.shtml   (220 words)

 The University of Melbourne - Links to Other Universities
This listing of other universities includes Australian and International universities with which the University of Melbourne has specific links, as well as a complete alphabetical listing of Australian universities.
Formed in March 1997 its objective is to assist the capabilities of its members to become global universities and to advance their plans for internationalisation.
The Group of Eight is a grouping of Australia's leading research intensive universities.
www.unimelb.edu.au /links   (158 words)

 auGGIS - The Australian Universities Weblog: Group of Eight (Go8) launches Australia Centre Europe in Berlin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Australia’s leading universities will celebrate the launch of their new European office, the Group of Eight Australia Centre Europe, at a reception at the Australian Embassy in Berlin on 30 September.
The new Centre is an acknowledgement of the strong ties that already exist between Group of Eight universities and European universities and research organisations.
Group of Eight Chair and Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University, Prof Ian Chubb, said: “the Centre will promote strategic engagement between Group of Eight members and existing and new European partners.
auggis.org /weblog/2004/10/group-of-eight-go8-launches-australia.html   (294 words)

 Universities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Membership of the group consists of the vice-chancellors [presidents] of : The University of Adelaide, The Australian National University, The University of Melbourne, Monash University, The University of New South Wales, The University of Queensland, The University of Sydney and The University of Western Australia.'
University of The Third Age - listing of all branches of the University of the Third Age in Australia.
Australian Qualifications Framework, The - 'The Australian Qualifications Framework is a unified system of thirteen national qualifications in schools, vocational education and training [TAFEs and private providers] and the higher education sector [mainly universities].' 'The Framework … is a highly visible, quality-assured national system of educational recognition.'
www.teachers.ash.org.au /aussieed/universities.htm   (1243 words)

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Membership comprises the Vice-Chancellors of: Adelaide University, The Australian National University, The University of Melbourne, Monash University, The University of New South Wales, The University of Queensland, The University of Sydney and The University of Western Australia.
The Group of Eight universities undertake 70% of all research conducted in Australian universities and over half of all basic research conducted throughout Australia.
The Group of Eight secretariat was established in Canberra in June 2000.
www.the-funneled-web.com /Old_Op-Eds/op-ed04_04_01.htm   (1058 words)

 Melbourne’s VC to chair Group of Eight : UniNews : News : The University of Melbourne
Professor Davis became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne in January this year, having previously served as Vice-Chancellor of Griffith University in Queensland and as Queensland’s most senior public servant.
Outgoing Chair of the Group of Eight, Professor Ian Chubb, welcomed Professor Davis’ appointment, noting his contribution to the development of higher education policy debate.
The University of Melbourne ABN: 84 002 705 224
uninews.unimelb.edu.au /articleid_2442.html   (400 words)

 Australian education links
The Australian Universities Teaching Committee is a national body aimed at improving Australian university teaching and learning.
Get the views of the Australian Council of Deans of Education who represent deans of faculties of education and heads of schools of education in Australian higher education.
Search the Australian Qualifications Framework, a unified system of twelve national qualifications in schools, vocational education and training and the higher education sector.
www.journoz.com /educ.html   (577 words)

 Academic Freedom and Commercialisation of Australian Universities: Perceptions and experiences of social scientists The ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
As Australian social scientists’ experience has not previously been explored, this study focused particularly on their experience of academic freedom in an environment of commercialisation.
In the interviews, respondents generally thought that the situation in universities would become unacceptable if commercialisation directly affected their freedom to teach, research and publish without fear of censorship and their right to associate with research colleagues of their choosing.
The consistency of reasons given for systemic concern across the range of disciplines or subject areas and universities (where one would not expect close communication) suggests that some of these issues may be endemic and, at the least, require further investigation.
www.mindfully.org /Reform/Academic-Freedom-Commercialisation.htm   (1567 words)

 Georgetown University :: Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service :: Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies
The Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies is part of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Instruction is by Georgetown faculty members; a Fulbright Visiting Professor of New Zealand Studies generously underwritten by the New Zealand-United States Educational Foundation; a Visiting Professor of Australian Studies generously sponsored by The Group of Eight Australian research universities; and adjunct faculty from the United States and overseas.
The Center also has an extensive outreach program of lectures, conferences and meetings each semester, many of which are organized jointly with other elements of the University, with the Australian and New Zealand Embassies, or with organizations such as the Asia Society and the Brookings Institution.
canz.georgetown.edu /about.html   (285 words)

 G8 (disambiguation) -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Group of Eight (G8), seven industrialized nations of the world (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States of America) plus Russia; also known as the G7+1
Group of Eight (Australian Universities), an association of Australia's leading universities
Gang of Eight, a colloquial term for a set of eight leaders of the U.S. Congress
psychcentral.com /psypsych/G8_(disambiguation)   (183 words)

 think tanks - Center for Media and Democracy
They respond to certain interests." So the Carter Center, Canadian Foundation for the Americas and the University of Calgary have customized for Peru "mapping software to overlay the location of newspapers, radio and TV stations with demographic data," including voting records, income and education level.
Finston was registered as a lobbyist for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the drug industry's trade group.
Reviewing the state of Australian conservativism, Jason Briant, a Research Fellow at the corporate funded think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, argues conservatives need to "become better organised".
www.prwatch.org /taxonomy/term/99/9   (1020 words)

 Monash Engineering and IT among the World Best
The ranking also considers internationalisation, in terms of the number of international staff and students, attracted to a university -- as a measure of the reputation for research and education, respectively.
Some background pointers to Australian higher education state of affairs and current policy issues can be found in Dr Gamage's article at the Center International Higher Education (Boston College) and on the Australian group of eight (Go8) Universities site.
Melbourne Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research followed the THES World Universities Ranking report with its own ranking of the international standing of Australian universities by Ross Williams and Nina Van Dyke in 11/2004.
www.csse.monash.edu.au /~hws/cgi-bin/MonashRanking.cgi   (407 words)

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