Address to the Financial Review Higher Education Conference 2009, Sydney, 10 March 2009
Michael Gallagher, Executive Director, The Group of Eight
The worst possible outcome in the aftermath of the Bradley and Cutler reviews would be further levelling‐down of Australia’s intellectual performance peaks and erosion of the knowledge base.
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.
The Australian National University and the University of Melbourne, in conjunction with the Group of Eight hosted a two day symposium on university costs and compacts in July 2008. Australian and international experts addressed key questions around: identifying the actual costs of teaching and research; and the expectations of government in return for funding the true costs of university activities.
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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Go8 sponsors Australia alumni reunion;
Go8 DAAD scheme call for applications;
Calling all young researchers;
New Go8 discussion paper - 'The Changing PhD';
Update on Go8 brand refresh;
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
The Group of Eight (Go8) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Senate’s inquiry into international student welfare.
Together the Go8 universities are the institutions of choice for around one third (33.7%) of all international students and over half of all international higher degree by research (HDR) students enrolled in universities in Australia.1 Their contribution to scholarship, campus life, and more broadly to Australia’s multicultural society is highly valued by all Go8 Vice-Chancellors.
Table of Contents: End-of-Year Message from the Chair; Review of MRIs; Boosting the commercial returns from research consultation; The 2014 Go8-C9 PhD Forum; SSH Research and Education Essential for Global Well-being; Go8 Submission to the review of Cooperative Research Centres; Go8 Publications and a Research Video in 2014; Unedited: Professor Margaret Gardner; Research with Impact; Calendar of Events; Go8 Christmas Shutdown