By preparing the next generation of professional leaders and innovators, discovering new knowledge and building relationships nationally and internationally, Go8 universities contribute to advancing Australia's wellbeing and solving the major challenges confronting the world.
As part of its commitment to add value for its member universities, the Go8 manages a range of professional development, research exchange and fellowship programs at the national and international levels.
Collaboration between Go8 member universities has resulted in a number of agreements on issues such as credit transfer and the academic right to publish.
In 2008 the Go8 will host a range of events including an international symposium on the full costs of research as well as collaboration between Go8 member universities on quality PhD training.
The Go8 aims to be:
- An authoritative source of policy advice & analysis on higher education & university research
- Proactive in setting the policy agenda
- responsive to changes in the policy environment