In 2012 the Group of Eight signed agreements with two Brazilian Government Agencies: CAPES (Agency that belongs to the Ministry of Education) and CNPQ (Agency that belongs to the Ministry of Science and Technology).
Learning to speak a Language Other Than English (LOTE) is increasingly important for effective participation in a globalised world.
Group of Eight universities play a vital role in the delivery and support of languages education in Australia. All 35 languages currently available at tertiary level in Australia are offered at Go8 universities.
In addition, a wide range of LOTE incentives are available both for entry to and while enrolled in programs of study at Go8 universities (see link to LOTE incentives PDF below).
Table of contents:
• Key contacts in the Department of Education – their roles and responsibilities
• New Go8 Policy Notes – the impact of the demand-driven system
• Senate inquiry into innovation
• Internships for Science without Borders (SWB) students at Monash University
• Applications for the Go8-DAAD cooperation scheme 2015/2016 open on 7 April
• U15 of Canada signs Hefei Statement
• Research with Impact
• Calendar of Events
Our effort to understand and inform public policy for higher education and university research
Go8 Strengths & Links
Characteristics of Go8 universities, collaborative activities and international networks
The array of social, cultural and economic benefits arising from Go8 university activities.
The Go8 exists to: enhance the contribution of its member universities to the nation’s social, economic, cultural and environmental well-being and prosperity; extend the contribution of its member universities to the generation and preservation of the world’s stock of knowledge; strengthen Australia’s capacity to engage in and benefit from global developments, respond to global and local challenges; and expand opportunities for Australian students, regardless of background, to participate in world-class higher education.