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Study in the Group of Eight, Australia’s Leading Universities

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The Group of Eight (Go8) is made up of the 8 leading research universities in Australia, and these are also the highest ranked universities in Australia, and the ones that perform best in Global University rankings too with all 8 members in the top 150 World Universities in most rankings. Around 99% of research conducted by Go8 members is considered ‘World Class’ and they receive around 75% of Australian Government research funding through the Australian Competitive Grant (category 1).  A ‘Group of Eight’ company was formed in 1999 to represent their interests and the market themselves as ‘Australia’s leading universities’

No.1 Monash University

Location: Melbourne, Victoria

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Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Monash University is one of Australia’s leading universities and the biggest university in Australia. It is ranked No. 58 in the QS World University Rankings 2020 and comes No.3 in Australia in the ‘Academic Ranking of World Universities’ (ARWU) 2019. Monash is the only Group of Eight university with the triple crown of accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA in the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Popular courses:

  • Engineering
  • Pharmacy
  • Medicine
  • Finance
  • Accounting

No. 2 The Australian National University (ANU)

Location: Canberra, the capital of Australia
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Location: Canberra, the capital of Australia
The Australian National University (ANU) is a world-leading research university and also a member of the Group of Eight. It is ranked No. 29 in the QS World University Rankings 2020. ANU is the only Australian university that participates in The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)which is an international association of eleven world- class research-intensive universities. Furthermore, ANU has strong collaborative partnerships with international agencies including the European Union and NASA. Popular courses:
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Linguistics
  • Law
  • Environmental Studies
  • Social Science
  • Earth and Marine Sciences

No. 3 The University of Adelaide

Location: Adelaide, South Australia

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The University of Adelaide is one of the most research-intensive universities in Australia and a member of the Group of Eight. It is the third oldest university in Australia and ranked No.106 in the QS World University Rankings 2020. The university has produced numerous Nobel Laureates, as well as more than 100 Rhodes Scholars and more than 130 Fulbright Scholars.

Popular courses:

  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Veterinary Science

No.4 The University of Melbourne

Location: Melbourne, Victoria
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The University of Melbourne is ranked in No.1 in Australia. It is the second oldest university in Australia and the oldest in Victoria. The University is a member of Australia’s Group of Eight and ranked in No. 32 in the world by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, and ranked No.7 for graduate employability worldwide by the QS World University Rankings 2020.

Popular courses:

  • Law
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business
  • Computer Science’

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No. 5 The University of Queensland (UQ)

Location: Brisbane, Queensland
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The University of Queensland (UQ) is a leading research university and has strong research with over 100 leading research centers.  It is also known for its teaching excellence in Australia. It is ranked No.47 in the 2020 QS World University Rankings. It is a member of the Group of Eight and Universies 21.

Popular courses:

  • Engineering
  • Environment Studies
  • Hospitality
  • Life Sciences
  • Business and Economics

No. 6 The University of Sydney

Location: Sydney, New South Wales
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The University of Sydney was the first university in Australia and is regarded as one of the world’s top research universities. It is a member of the Group of Eight, No.42 by QS World University Rankings 2020, and No.3 in Australia. In 2020, QS Graduate Employability Rankings ranked the University of Sydney as No. 1 in Australia and No. 4 in the world for graduate employability.

Popular courses:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business
  • Management
  • Transportation Science and Technology
  • Art and Design
  • Medicine

No. 7 The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Location: Perth, Western Australia
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The University of Western Australia(UWA) is a research-intensive university and ranked No. 86 in the world by QS World University Rankings 2020. It is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight Australian universities. Also, it is one of only Australian University members of the Worldwide Universities Network, a partnership of 23 research-led universities from Europe, Africa, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region.

Popular courses:

  • Engineering
  • Anatomy and Physics
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Earth and Marine Science
  • Performing Arts

No. 8 UNSW Sydney

Location: Sydney, New South Wales
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UNSW Sydney is a research university ranked No. 43 in the world, and No. 4 in Australia by the QS World University Rankings 2020. It is a member of the Group of Eight Australian universities, Universitas 21, and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities. UNSW Sydney was also awarded the maximum QS Five Star Plus rating in 2019 for teaching, research, employability, facilities, internationalisation, inclusiveness, specialist subject and innovation.

Popular course:

  • Engineering & Technology
  • Law
  • Social Science
  • Business & Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Psychology

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