This is the third infrastructure survey conducted by the Go8, focusing on the state of the buildings and infrastructure at the Go8 universities. This most recent survey collated data relating to aspects of the estate not previously explored, including leasing arrangements, space utilisation, parking, and transportation modes.
The Go8's submission to the Federal Government's Review of the National Innovation System includes over 20 recommendations designed to ensure that Australia's research and research training systems are capable of underpinning a dynamic economy and society. The Go8 submission stresses the importance of basic research and business / community / university collaboration to innovation, but suggests that arguably the most important function of universities is the cultivation of talent in an environment that values intellectual curiosity. Key recommendations of the Go8's submission include:
The Go8 Board, which consists of the vice-chancellors (presidents) of its eight member universities, meets five times a year.
The Chair of the Board rotates among member universities.
The current Chair of the Board is Professor Ian Young AO, Vice-Chancellor, The Australian National University.Link to Professor Young's biography
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Table of contents:
2013 Budget and universities;
Savings measures annnounced in April as detailed in the Budget papers;
Go8 appoints new team member;
Thinking Ahead: an investment worth making;
University research income: updated figures;
C9-Go8 HDR Forum
Following the inaugural C9-Go8 HDR Forum "Climate: Science + Humanities" at Harvard University in 2010, the second "C9-Go8 HDR Forum" jointly developed by the Consortium of China Nine Universities (C9) and Go8 was successfully held on 12 -15 October, 2011 at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.