Introduction to the Group of 8

Incorporated in 1999, the Group of 8 (Go8) is made up of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities. The 8 universities include: the University of Western Australia, Monash University, Australian National University, the University of Adelaide, the University of Melbourne, UNSW Sydney, the University of Queensland and the University of Sydney.

In world rankings, Go8 universities are consistently the highest ranked in Australia. 7 members of Go8 are ranked in the top 100 universities in the world and all 8 members are ranked in the top 150 universities in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities [ARWU], the Times Higher Education Rankings [THES] and the QS World University Rankings [QS]).

The Go8 universities that JM is partnered with are: the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney, the University of Adelaide, Monash University, the University of Western Australia and UNSW Sydney.

The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is ranked No. 1 in Australia and No. 33 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2021). Their mission is to produce graduates that are well-rounded, thoughtful and skilled professionals – making a positive impact around the world. Their campus is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities that enable ground-breaking discoveries and collaboration through the 21st century.

The University of Melbourne currently has 54,000+ students of which 44% are international students from 150+ countries. Additionally, they are ranked 7 worldwide for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability, 2020). QS World University Rankings also places them in the top 20 universities internationally in 14 subject areas. A few of their top subjects include: Law, Medicine, Performing Arts, Accounting and Finance, Arts and Humanities, Psychology and many more!

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The University of Sydney

Ranked No. 3 in Australia and No. 38th in the world (QS World Rankings, 2022), The University of Sydney possesses an excellence in research and teaching. Their mission is to “make lives better by producing leaders of society and equipping people with leadership qualities so they can serve our communities at every level.”

They have a current total of 73,000 students and 8,100 staff members. They are ranked No. 1 in Australia and No. 4th worldwide for graduate employability; they are also ranked in the world’s top 50 universities for more than 35 subjects (QS World Rankings). A few of their top subjects include: Veterinary Science, Oncology, Arts and Humanities, Architecture, Sports-related Subjects, English Language and Literature and many more!

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The University of Adelaide

Ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide (2022 QS World Rankings), the University of Adelaide aims to grant graduates with deep knowledge, global perspective and career-ready, real-world skills. They are ranked No. 1 in South Australia for graduate employability and No. 1 for employer satisfaction (2022 QS World Rankings). The campus consists of a range of world-class research facilities, student hubs and centres, a student support centre, sporting facilities and more!

They currently have 22,200 students and 3,400 staff. A few of their top subjects include: Engineering, Nursing, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Accounting and Finance, Computer Science, Dentistry, Veterinary Science and many more!

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Monash University

Ranked within the world top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings), Monash University has an abundance of flexible study options, including 60+ double degrees across 10 interest areas, and over 400+ scholarships that reward talent and unlock potential.

Monash University currently has 86,000 students and 16,700 staff members. They are ranked No. 6 in Australia for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020). Their learning spaces are designed to be adapted for a variety of active learning experiences, and are equipped with the latest technology. With over 100 student-run clubs and societies, students are encouraged to immerse themselves into campus life.

Popular subjects of Monash University include: Engineering and Technology, Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, Education, English Language and many more!

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The University of Western Australia

Ranked a World Top 100 University (QS World University Rankings 2021), the University of Western Australia sets you up for a career with infinite potential. By choosing to study at UWA, you’ll join a network of passionate and resourceful leaders who are set on making meaningful contributions.

UWA currently has 25,000+ students with 4,000 being international students. They are ranked No. 1 in Western Australia for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2020). They have 43 subjects in the world’s top 1% (ARWU, 2020). A few of their top subjects include: Anatomy and Physiology, Earth and Marine Sciences, Civil and Structural Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Psychology, Sports-related Subjects and many more!

Their campus contains “state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, lecture and performance theatres, tutorial spaces, studios and subject-specific laboratories, creating the perfect learning environment, alongside workplace settings of many business and industry partners.”

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USNW Sydney

One of the top 100 universities in the world and ranked 40th for academic reputation (QS World University Rankings 2021), UNSW Sydney is a powerhouse of cutting-edge research, teaching and innovation. They currently have more than 59,000 students and an 8,000 strong research community. The university offers an extensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs.

Since 2015, UNSW Sydney has invested $350 million in research infrastructure, ensuring that their campus contains the latest technology and resources for summoning the maximum potential in their students. NSW is equal first on the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) subject rankings, appearing in 52 out of 54 research disciplines. A few of their top subjects include: Civil & Structural Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Law, Mathematics, Accounting & Finance and Environmental Sciences.

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If you plan to further your education at any one of the above universities, contact us at JM to ensure a smooth-sailing application process into the university of your dreams. If you have any other questions regarding your tertiary education, we would be more than delighted to assist you.

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