Just like the Ivy League in the US (the top eight best and oldest private universities in the US) or Russell (the top 24 universities in the UK), in Australia, the G8 is a group of eight elite universities that are comprehensively achieved in general and professional education, while outperforming other universities in terms of intensive research and improvement. So which universities G8 consists of, let’s find out with Inspirdo through this article!
1. University of Sydney
The University of Sydney was founded in 1850 near the heart of Sydney and was the first university to be founded in Australia. It is one of the top 40 universities in the world for research and teaching. It is also ranked 5th in Humanities, 19th in Sociology and 20th in Medicine. At the same time, the University of Sydney is ranked 35th in the world and 3rd in Australia. The university’s research is always groundbreaking, with elite faculty and state-of-the-art facilities, always bringing the best learning experience for students to study.
2. University of Melbourne
Founded in 1853 and located in Melbourne, Victoria, the University of Melbourne is the 1st oldest institution in Victoria and the second oldest in Australia. It has always been one of the best universities in Australia and the top universities in the world, especially in the field of biological sciences and medicine. It is ranked top in Australia and 37th in the world among the top 400 universities in the world according to THE 2011-2012. In addition, the University of Melbourne is the second largest research university after CSIRO in Australia. In 2010, the university spent $767.5 million on research. The campus has about 35,000 students, faculty and staff of more than 7,300 people.
3. University of Adelaide
Founded in 1874, the University of Adelaide is the third oldest university in Australia. The university is famous for having 5 Nobel Laureates and 104 Rhodes scholars. Its main campus is on North Terrace in Adelaide city centre, bordering the South Australian Art Library, the South Australian Museum and the South Australian Library. Other campuses across the state include Roseworthy College in Roseworthy, the Waite Institute in Urrbrae, Thebarton and the National Wine Centre in Adelaide Park Land.
4. University of Queensland
Founded in 1909 under Australian Parliament law to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the city of Queensland’s separation from the Colony of New South Wales, by 1911, the University of Queensland welcomed the first 83 students to attend the university. It is ranked 40th in the World’s Top Universities by THE. The campus has about 40,512 students, of which 8,800 are international and about 5,000 faculty and staff. The multidisciplinary, multidisciplinary curriculum, excellent teaching methods and experienced faculty who are always up to date with the modern world will surely bring the best learning experience for students to study at the university.
5. University of Western Australia
As a leading university in Western Australia, the University of Western Australia is the only university in Western Australia to be part of the G8 group and one of only two Australian members of the World University Network of 18 research universities in Europe, the Americas, the Asia-Pacific and Africa. At the same time, the university is also a founding member of the Matariki Network of high-quality research universities, with a special focus on the student experience.
6. Australian National University
Founded in 1946 under the recommendation of the Australian Parliament with the aim of creating opportunities to encourage research in Australia, the Australian National University is an elite research, technology and teaching facility in Canberra. It is also part of the International Union of Research Universities and is a member of many elite universities in the Asia-Pacific region.
7. University of New South Wales
Located in sydney’s east, New South Wales, the University of New South Wales is recognized as one of Australia’s leading universities in research and teaching, and is renowned for its training in energy regeneration, computing and nanotechnology (microtechnology) , information technology, digital communication, electronics, biomedical engineering,…
8. Monash University
Founded in 1958 and the second oldest university in Victoria, Monash University is ranked 45th in the World’s Top Universities, according to THE and QS.
The university has six campuses in Melbourne: Berwich, Caulfield, Clayton, Gippsland, Parkville and peninsula, all with modern investment and international standards. The university’s library has more than 2.3 million books with over 2.3 million books and 18.00 period publications. At the same time, students have free internet access with more than 120 labs. In 2008, Monash University had the largest number of students in Australia.