Go8 extends co-operation with leading Chinese universities

10 Mar 2009
C9 and Go8

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.

The consortium is made up of: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Peking University, Tsinghua University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Fudan University, Nanjing University, Zhejiang University, University of Science and Technology of China and Xi'an Jiaotong University.

The Go8 hosted a delegation of the C9 deans of graduate schools in March which included visits to Go8 member universities, a reception at the ANU with Australian Government representatives and a formal meeting with the Go8 deans of graduate studies.

The MoU signed on 6 March in Canberra commits the two groups of deans to ongoing dialogue regarding double-badged and joint PhD programs, joint summer schools and two way short-term student exchanges. It will also explore post-doctoral exchange and development programs.