The Group of Eight (abbr Go8 or G8) comprises eight of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities and is a famous universities league in Australia. The G8 members are internationally renowned top comprehensive research universities and world-class universities. The eight universities are in the leading position in Australia in terms of academic level, employer satisfaction, literature citation, graduate employment rate, and international student and international teacher faculty level. According to statistics, about 70% of the academic research in Australia is conducted by G8, of which more than 95% of the research has obtained American patents. G8 produces a lot of talents and there are many alumni around the world, covering most fields such as politics and business. Apart from that, Australia has also produced more than a dozen Nobel Prize winners, including Lawrence Bragg, William Bragg and Macfarlane Burnet. In addition, nearly 80% of Australian government leaders graduated from G8, including former Prime Ministers Julia Gillard and John Howard.
The University of Adelaide is located in Adelaide, South Australia. Established in 1874, it is the third-oldest university in Australia. Since its establishment, the University of Adelaide has been ranked among the top universities in Australia. So far, the University of Adelaide has produced five Nobel Prize winners, who have made great achievements in the fields of medicine, literature, and physics.
In more than 100 years since its establishment, the teachers, researchers and graduates of the University of Adelaide have made outstanding contributions to the school. Innovative and high-quality research and excellent teaching all guarantee students’ learning outcomes. The university develops internationalization and further enhances its faculty, while also creating more entrepreneurial opportunities.
The Australian National University is located in Canberra, the capital of Australia. It is a world-renowned top research university, the lead of G8 in Australia, known as the first university in the southern hemisphere, and a founding member of The International Alliance of Research Universities and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities.
The Australian National University ranks among the top in the world in many fields including arts and humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. In the 2022 QS World University Rankings, the Australian National University ranks 1st in Australia and 27th in the world.
At present, the Australian National University consists of seven colleges and four national academies (Australian Academy of Sciences, Australian Academy of Humanities, Australian Academy of Social Sciences, and Australian Academy of Law). It has a unique research environment and gathers the best teachers in Australia. Among the outstanding alumni it has cultivated, 320 have been elected as academicians of the Commonwealth of Australia, 6 have won the Nobel Prize, 2 have been elected as the Prime Minister of Australia, and more than 30 are serving as the current ministers of the Australian government, and there are countless outstanding scholars and business operators.
Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is internationally renowned and is the second oldest university in Australia.
In terms of school rankings, the University of Melbourne has long been ranked among the top in the world: according to the 2022 QS World University Rankings, the University of Melbourne ranks 2nd in Australia and 37th in the world.
In terms of school size, the University of Melbourne has an average of 50,000 students enrolled each year. In addition, the University of Melbourne has more than 10,000 international students from 130 countries, which fully reflects the diversity and multiculturalism of the school.
In terms of academics, the University of Melbourne has accumulated an excellent reputation in many fields, including electronic engineering, communication engineering, bioengineering, architecture, education, accounting, medicine, nursing, MBA, finance, and laws.
Especially outstanding in other disciplines. Excellent teachers and strict academic requirements guarantee its excellent education level.
Monash University was established by The Parliament of Australia in 1958. Although it is the youngest of the eight largest universities in Australia, Monash University is internationally renowned for its excellent teaching and superb scientific research. It is one of the largest national universities in Australia. Its comprehensive strength ranks among the best among universities, and it is also a world-renowned intensive research university.
Monash University not only has the largest number of campuses in Australia (six are located in Australia, and two international campuses are located in Malaysia and South Africa), but its campus environment is also the most advanced and international. In addition, although Monash University has only been established for 64 years, it has more than 50,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty members. Not only that, the number of international students at Monash University accounts for about one-third of the total, which is also in line with its perennial commitment to improving students’ international outlook, and through multinational international campuses, centres and cooperation with well-known universities
There are also numerous international student interactions on campus, providing students with a program of rich and diverse learning experiences.
In terms of teaching and academic standards, Monash University also has a very good performance. In the 2022 QS World University Rankings, Monash University is ranked 58th in the world. It is worth mentioning that in the field of pharmacy, Monash University ranks first in the world, surpassing world-renowned schools such as Harvard University and Oxford University.
Founded in 1949, the University of New South Wales is one of the world’s top research institutions in Australia. With its first-class teaching and research level, it is not only highly appreciated in the international field but has also been ranked among the top ten universities in the Asia-Pacific region by ‘Asia Weekly’ for many years.
The University of New South Wales provides more than 400 bachelor’s and master’s programs, spanning popular disciplines such as business, medicine, humanities and social sciences, architecture, art, engineering, and the Australian Military Academy in Canberra, delivering a large number of outstanding talents in many fields.
In the 2022 QS University Rankings, the University of New South Wales ranks 4th in Australia and 43rd in the world; in addition, in the field of minerals and mining, it has achieved the third best ranking in the world.
In terms of school size, the University of New South Wales has more than 50,000 students, and it provides a variety of student services and facilities (including language training, health counselling, student union, etc.) that can also help international students better integrate into it.
The University of Queensland was founded in 1909 and has a century-old history. It is the first comprehensive university in Queensland, Australia, and one of the largest and most prestigious universities in Australia.
In terms of academics, the University of Queensland Business School is the first university business school in Australia to be accredited by AACSB, and it is also accredited by Equis. In the 2022 QS World University Rankings, the University of Queensland has successfully ranked among the top 50 in the world.
The University of Queensland offers a wide variety of teaching courses, ranging from undergraduate to doctoral degrees, with more than 350 types of departments. In addition, the University of Queensland also offers a variety of overseas internships, overseas visits, exchange students and other courses, so that students have the opportunity to expand their international horizons.
The University of Sydney is the oldest university in Australia, founded in 1850 and has been in existence for 172 years. The University of Sydney is located in the financial, trade and tourism centre of the southern hemisphere – the capital of New South Wales, Australia. In the 2022 QS World University Rankings, the University of Sydney ranks third in Australia and 38th in the world.
The University of Sydney currently has about 50,000 students and about 10,000 international students from 130 countries. In addition to the larger scale, the University of Sydney also has first-class teaching resources: including Australia’s largest university library – Fisher Library, cutting-edge scientific equipment, good leisure facilities, etc.
Over the past 160 years, the University of Sydney has continued to maintain its excellent educational philosophy, added teaching innovation, and made outstanding achievements in in-depth research in various disciplines. It has cultivated well-known alumni, including 7 Nobel Prize winners, in various fields such as science, business, and politics.
Founded in 1913, the University of Western Australia is a famous research university located in Perth, the capital of Western Australia. It has developed into one of the top universities in Australia with about 30,000 students. The University of Western Australia has a vast campus area, and its excellent geographical location also makes the University of Western Australia’s campus picturesque and recognized as the most beautiful campus in Australia in the world. Allow students to enjoy a high-quality, healthy natural environment while studying. The University of Western Australia offers a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a variety of professional fields: business, architecture, education, landscape design, literature, engineering, medicine, etc. In the 2022QS World University Rankings, UWA ranks 93rd in the world.