|Australian National University|
University of Western Australia
University of New South Wales
University of Queensland
University of Melbourne
University of Adelaide
University of Sydney
The Group of Eight (Go8) is a coalition of world-leading research intensive Australian universities. The Go8 universities are some of the largest and the oldest universities in Australia and are consistently the highest ranked of all Australian universities. In 2016 all Go8 Universities were ranked in the top 150 worldwide, with six in the top 100. Go8 Universities feature in the top 100 places for every subject area in the QS world university subject rankings. All Go8 Universities are in the QS top 100 for literature, biological sciences, environmental sciences, accounting and finance, anthropology, law and education.
The Go8 Board, which consists of the vice-chancellors (presidents) of its eight member universities, meets five times a year. The current Chair of the Board is Professor Ian Jacobs, Vice-Chancellor, University of New South Wales. Ms Vicki Thomson is the Chief Executive of the Group of Eight, taking up the role in January 2015.
According to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, in 2008 the Group of Eight universities received almost twice as much research funding as the other 31 Australian universities combined.
|University||Location||Established||World University Rankings|
|QS World (2020)||ARWU World (2019)||THE World (2020)||U.S. News (2020)||CWTS Leiden (2019)[note 1]||Scimago (2019)||Nature (2019)||URAP
|Australian National University||Canberra||1946||29=||76||50||69=||125||169||122||134||154||103|
|University of Adelaide||Adelaide||1874||106||122||120=||80||109||166||328||144||132||145|
|University of Melbourne||Melbourne||1853||38||41||32=||26||34||31||113||23||25=||40|
|University of New South Wales||Sydney||1949||43||94||71||64=||43||66||89||44||58||64|
|University of Queensland||Brisbane||1909||47||54||66||42||32||41||69||35||40||47|
|University of Sydney||Sydney||1850||42||80||60||27||37||33||176||24||29=||56|
|University of Western Australia||Perth||1911||86||99||131||86||151||149||292||110||116||136|
Equals signs (=) denote tied rankings.
|University||Law school||State/territory||Est.||Undergrad Law Intake 2019||ATAR Selection Threshold 2019|
|Australian National University||College of Law||Australian Capital Territory||1960||400~[note 2]||98|
|Monash University||Law Faculty||Victoria||1963||457||94|
|University of Adelaide||Law School||South Australia||1883||288||95|
|University of Melbourne||Law School||Victoria||1857||n/a||n/a|
|University of New South Wales||Faculty of Law||New South Wales||1971||1429||96 + Law Admission Test (LAT)|
|University of Queensland||TC Beirne School of Law||Queensland||1936||210||98|
|University of Sydney||Law School||New South Wales||1855||323||99.5|
|University of Western Australia||Law School||Western Australia||1927||n/a||n/a|
|University||QS Overall Ranking||QS Citations Per Paper||QS H-index||THE Overall Ranking||THE Citations||THE Research||ARWU[note 3]||Rounded Academic Average[note 4]||Rounded Overall Average|
|Australian National University||17||53||24=||42||82||50||47||51 (2nd)||30 (4th)|
|Monash University||35||78||50=||53||68||62||43||60 (4th)||44 (5th)|
|University of Adelaide||122||134=||128=||126||58||108||231||157 (8th)||124 (8th)|
|University of Melbourne||10||64=||69=||12||81||17||59||58 (3rd)||11 (1st)|
|University of New South Wales||14||120||45=||18=||110||12||33||64 (5th)||16 (2nd)|
|University of Queensland||39||25=[note 5]||30=||58||56||36||60||41 (1st)||48 (6th)|
|University of Sydney||13||133||69=||38=||141||35||143||104 (6th)||26 (3rd)|
|University of Western Australia||71||80=||93=||75||88||81||237||116 (7th)||73 (7th)|
It seems that the University of Melbourne secures the top position upon averaged overall and reputation rankings (11), followed by UNSW (16) and the University of Sydney (26); the University of Adelaide has the lowest averaged overall and reputation ranking (124). University of Queensland's TC Beirne School of Law secures the top position in averaged academic ranking indicators (41), followed by ANU (51) and the University of Melbourne (58); the University of Adelaide has the lowest average academic ranking (157).