The Future Research Leaders Program (FRLP) was a collaborative initiative of the Go8 universities intended to provide consistent, high-quality training in key aspects of research management and research leadership in universities.
The Group of Eight Limited has managed the program since 2009 and has licensed the program (which has undergone a number of revisions) to a number of non-Go8 universities for use in their research training.
The Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE) provided the Go8 Secretariat with $100,000 funding for the establishment and implementation of a new ‘Student Leadership in International Cooperation’ (SLIC) Project between the Go8 and C9.
To develop proposals and ideas for cooperation between Australian and Chinese universities with the aim of promoting opportunities for outbound student mobility from Australia
The Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) and the Group of Eight (Go8) undertook a joint trial exercise, the Excellence in Innovation for Australia (EIA) Trial, in 2012 to assess the impact of research produced by the Australian university sector.
This workshop series is a joint initiative of the Group of Eight, the British Council, the German Academic Exchange Service, the Canadian Bureau for International Education in Berlin and the Free University in Berlin.
Through the contributions of international participants, the series aims to enrich debate on science, research and higher education policy in Germany, to place German perspectives in a global context and to learn from positive examples from other countries.
The conference is held in October each year in Berlin.
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.