A well-founded understanding of how graduate incomes develop over time will become increasingly important for those assessing policy matters in higher education finance. This note has examined the evidence and data about graduate starting salaries and their incomes over time. The typical...
The 2014 Federal Budget proposed many changes to the higher education operating environment. Among the more controversial is the bid to extend Commonwealth subsidies beyond public institutions to any registered higher education provider with accredited undergraduate courses. Despite mixed...Read more
Innovation is widely considered to be the driver for economic growth and prosperity. However, innovation is improbable without proper funding. Therefore the Go8 looked into the planned R&D investments in 2014 in selected countries.
The global centre of gravity in research and...Read more
This paper provides a description of the principal elements of the research funding arrangements in the United Kingdom including the funding arrangements of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the UK research councils.
Both Australia and the United Kingdom (UK)...Read more
The public interest makes it imperative to maximise the return on investments in higher education research. To do this effectively, it is important to recognise all the outputs that this research can produce and the various ways in which they contribute to economic development, national...Read more
Australia has a high dependence on research performed in other countries and accounts for a relatively small proportion of the global research effort, although this is larger than one might expect given Australia’s relative size. However, research performed in Australia is of critical...Read more
The proposed move to a deregulated fee environment in Australian higher education has generated much discussion among commentators. Despite attracting pre-budget support amongst groups such as the Group of Eight (Go8), Innovative Research Universities (IRU) and Regional University Network (RUN...Read more
A number of imperatives are driving the need for change in Australia’s university research sector and it will be essential for Australian universities to address these quickly if Australia is not to be left behind economically and socially:
• Intensifying competition for intellectual...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.