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Media release: Go8 continues to be global leaders in research and innovation

The latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 demonstrates that Australia’s Group of Eight (Go8) universities continue to be at the forefront of research, innovation and technology on the global stage.

The Go8 represents Australia’s leading research-intensive universities and undertakes almost 70% of Australian university research activity.

Six of the eight Go8 universities have been ranked in the THE top 100, while all eight are ranked in the top 140.

“This is an outstanding result for Australia’s higher education sector at a time when our research has never been more needed as we continue to work through the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Go8 Chief Executive Vicki Thomson.

Go8 universities play a critical role in lifting Australia’s productivity, through higher education but also technological research, world changing breakthroughs and the commercialisation of research.

“Australia’s world-class universities are working with government and industry to help drive our economic recovery.

“Each and every day our university researchers, scientists and innovators tackle the big challenges that make our nation stronger, our people healthier and happier, and keep our doctors, nurses and engineers the best in the world.

“It’s crucial that future generations of Australians have access to the best university education in the world. Only then can we continue to improve the lives of every Australian and secure our nation’s future,” said Ms Thomson.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 includes 1,662 universities across 99 countries and regions, standing as the largest and most diverse university rankings ever to date.

Contact: Vicki Thomson, Group of Eight Chief Executive on +61 417 808 472