The University of Melbourne, The Australian National University, the Group of Eight, and the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations are to facilitate a forum on higher education and social inclusion.
The event is designed to bring together university leaders and senior policy makers to learn from international experiences and consider new options to fit Australia's circumstances. Findings are expected to be useful to the Higher Education Review.
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:
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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;
The Go8 offers a trusted network through which ideas and expertise are shared. Various committees of Go8 directors meet regularly to share information and ideas and to work jointly on projects.
The first Go8 Directors' event, held in Melbourne in May 2009, brought together the various director groups (commercialisation, human resources, international, research, data sharing and more) with a view to developing understanding, increasing operating efficiency and improving collaboration across the Go8 network.
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C9–Go8 PhD Forum 2013;
Change of Government: evolving policy agenda;
Go8 Participates in the Conference of the Americas in International Education (CAIE) 2013;
Go8 joins the Australian Education Fairs in Latin America;
Research with impact - Attaching Biomolecules to Surfaces
New Go8 Director for Information and Analysis;
Courtesy Calls and Visits;
Calendar of Events;
Congratulations - 2013 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science.
Table of Contents: Go8 Chair to deliver an Address to the National Press Club; Higher Ed Deregulation Conference in Melbourne; Budget Implementation Issues; New Go8 Publications; The Thai 9 National Research Universities; Hefei Statement Signatories Working Together; An Informal Guide for Australian Scientists; Go8 Networking Function at NAFSA – San Diego; Go8 Impact through Medical Research; Calendar of Events
This scheme is a joint initiative of the Go8 and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany's national agency for the support of international academic co-operation.
It is one of the world's largest and most respected organisations in its field. Its mission is to advance Germany’s international engagement in the fields of education, science, culture and research.
This Go8 Backgrounder outlines the strategies being adopted increasingly across countries to focus their investment in areas of research excellence.
In recent years, most of Australia’s comparator countries have been intensifying their investment in their leading research universities as a means of raising their competitiveness in the global knowledge economy.
Go8 Backgrounder 6: Mission-based funding compacts with public universities explores the possible uses of compacts in government financing of university activities, examines their potential costs and benefits, and outlines principles for their design and implementation.
A major policy shift in the 1990s saw the Finnish state become an active player in innovation, which changed the research-innovation nexus substantially. This shift was characterised by the introduction of differentiated tertiary education qualifications (polytechnics and universities), the consequences of which were remarkable achievements in Finland’s higher education and innovation sectors.