The group operated as an informal network of vice-chancellors from 1994 to 1999. It was formally incorporated in September 1999.
From 2000 to 2007, the Go8's Executive Director was Ms Virginia Walsh and the secretariat was located in Manuka, Canberra.
In 2007, Mr Michael Gallagher became the second Go8 Executive Director. The secretariat moved to its current premises in Turner, Canberra, in December 2007.
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Mike Teece, Go8 Director, Policy, presented a paper at the 2011 Forum of the Australasian Association for Institutional Research (AAIR) in November 2011. The paper re-examined university applications and offers data collated by DIISRTE to examine the impact of a move to demand-driven funding of undergraduate university places.
The Education and Science Office, Embassy of Australia, has produced an informal guide for Australian researchers on key U.S. defence research agencies’ funding. The document provides information and guidance on the application procedures for funding from four key US defence research agencies: Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Army Research Office (ARO), Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
The Go8 has today released a draft consultation paper designed to assist its member institutions with implementation of Part B of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (the Code).
Part B of the Code sets out a framework to guide Australian research organisations in receipt of Commonwealth funds in their handling of allegations of research misconduct.
Governments in many countries exert pressures on universities to be more accountable for the results they manage to achieve with the resources available to them. A recently added twist, ironically within the context of falling government investment and rising student demand, is that governments are intruding into areas which have long been regarded as prerogatives of autonomous universities.
In the 2014 Commonwealth Budget the Government outlined major changes to Higher Education including the deregulation of student contributions. This proposal has elicited numerous comparisons with the United States in regard to their perceived levels of student fees and student indebtedness at graduation. In particular there has
Comments by Michael Gallagher, Executive Director, The Group of Eight.
A Panel Analysis & Discussion, Seminar 2, Investing in the Future: Renewing Australian Tertiary Education Policy Seminar Series. The University of Melbourne. 21 July 2008.
Mission-based funding compacts with public universities are a feature of the unravelling new policy and financing framework for tertiary education. The Government has extensive ambitions for compacts, but their place and potential is not yet clear within the sector.