The Group of Eight (Go8) has today convened a meeting in Canberra of its commercialisation executives from around Australia. The meeting is being attended by a number of its Vice Chancellors and DVC-s Research. Throughout the course of the day the group will also meet with Ministers and departmental representatives.
Group of Eight Universities a “top 30 company”
If the Group of Eight (Go8) was a company it would be in Australia’s top 30. The Go8 has set out its business strengths at a reception at Parliament House Canberra.
“For the benefit of our students and our researchers, we consider it important that our business strengths, our economic voice was heard, and we intend to keep promoting this position,” says Go8 Chief Executive Vicki Thomson.
The Group of Eight (Go8) is today progressing its International innovation and industry collaboration agenda, hosting a high-level French business delegation at Melbourne University.
As Australia’s group of leading research universities, the Go8 has been driving the sector’s support of the Australian Government’s innovation and industry engagement policy.
The Australian, 16 March 2015
By Stefanie Balogh and Sarah Martin
THE push to deregulate tertiary fees and “liberate’’ universities will not be abandoned by the government even if the Senate votes down changes this week.
As one of Labor’s most senior figures, Peter Beattie, warns that failure to act means Australia will be left behind, Tony Abbott said yesterday he remained “very committed’’ to the changes that would remove the “dead hand of Canberra” from fees.
THE elite Group of Eight universities have sought to hose down a Labor-fuelled backlash to deregulated fees by backing a government proposal to give the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission powers to crack down on excessive charges.
The Ambassador of France will, this evening, host a ceremony at the Résidence de France.
The ceremony will bestow the prestigious Insignia of the Knights in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques award on the Go8 Chief Executive Vicki Thomson for her continuing services to the growth of successful education relationships and programs between France and Australia.
The Group of Eight (Go8) inaugural business schools’ Alumni dinner in Beijing on Wednesday 22 July, to be attended by Australia’s Ambassador Her Excellency Frances Adamson, illustrates the immense value of education transfer in this era of free trade agreements and an ever-strengthening Australian relationship with China.