The Go8 has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deepen its co-operation with the leading research universities in China, known as the C9.
The C9 is a newly formed and like-minded organisation. It is a consortium of universities which has agreed to collaborate to enhance its international linkages and respond more effectively to global challenges.
Between 2009 and 2012 the Group of Eight managed a program of academic collaboration with the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) in Port Moresby.
The Go8-UPNG project engaged academics from Australian universities in a voluntary capacity to work with and support their academic counterparts at UPNG. Their travel, accommodation and living expenses were covered by the project (funded by the Go8 and AusAID), allowing the volunteers to work in a collaborative teaching and mentoring role.
The Go8 Agreement with the Government of the Republic of Chile complements the Free Trade Agreement between the Australian and Chilean Governments which comes into effect on 30 July 2008.
Under the Agreement, academically eligible students will enter Masters, PhD, English and teacher training programs as well as postdoc research exchanges at Go8 universities. The Agreement supports the Chilean Government’s efforts to ensure that students enrol in high quality research intensive institutions.