Socioeconomic measures of student participation in higher education are generally based on spatial measures such as postcode or more currently, Statistical Areas Level 1 (SA1). Another approach is to consider students’ background in terms of parental occupation, both as a measure of SES and also...
This report examines the changes in international students over the last decade.
The data are derived from the Australian Government’s PRISMS database comprising year-to-date enrolments and commencements for all international students studying in Australia at all levels who are on...Read more
Global rankings of universities receive a lot of attention from the media, the higher education sector and individual universities. While such rankings have their shortcomings and the position of individual universities will vary according to the particular criteria a ranking scheme uses to...Read more
There is an ongoing discussion in Australia on the need to improve the linkages between business and universities. Not surprisingly, this issue tends to receive more attention as financial and budgetary conditions tighten and as governments look for more immediate and visible returns on their...Read more
Policy makers are once more turning their attention to issues such as the best way to measure research impact and how to direct public research investments into those areas in which they will produce the highest return. These discussions tend to focus on the financial and commercial...Read more
The Go8 universities attract significant research income compared to other universities in the Australian tertiary sector (see the Go8 indicators). However, supporting and maintaining research...Read more
As reported in the November 2014 Go8 newsletter, the Government is conducting a review of the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) program which seeks to consider whether the CRC program is the most appropriate vehicle to support business and researchers to work together to develop and transition...Read more
Go8 universities clearly demonstrate the excellence of their performance in higher education, research and community service.
The excellent teaching, research and business performance of Go8 members attract international recognition and facilitate the national and international influence necessary to benefit Australia, advance national well-being and help solve the major challenges confronting the world.
The Go8 exists to: enhance the contribution of its member universities to the nation’s social, economic, cultural and environmental well-being and prosperity; extend the contribution of its member universities to the generation and preservation of the world’s stock of knowledge; strengthen Australia’s capacity to engage in and benefit from global developments, respond to global and local challenges; and expand opportunities for Australian students, regardless of background, to participate in world-class higher education.