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Group of Eight

The Group of Eight (G8) universities in Australia was formed in 1999 to facilitate collaboration in university administration and to encourage research quality. The Group receives about three quarters of the research funding awarded nationally by the government and spends around A$6 billion on research annually. Members of the group, together with the year they were founded, include the Universities of Sydney (1850), Melbourne (1853), Adelaide (1874), Queensland (1909), Western Australia (1911), the Australian National University (1946), the University of New South Wales (1949), and Monash University (1958). These universities consistently attain high positions in global higher education (HE) rankings, and account for much of the reputation of Australia in terms of scholarship and research. With most of the G8 ranked amongst the globally prestigious ...

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