It is no doubt that Australia is a leading higher education provider, it is held in high regard globally for the excellent education provided by our top universities, eight of which are ranked in the top 100 universities by QS World University Rankings. Besides offering a first-rate education. Australia ranks as second best in the world for quality of life in the United Nations’ 2015 Human Development Index. It is cities are among the most developed, providing the best facilities and infrastructure for the Australia residents.
When deciding on which university to attend, Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) universities are top of the list for most students. Go8 universities are considered the cream of the crop, comprising Monash University, Australian National University, University of Adelaide, University of Melbourne, University of Queensland, University of Sydney, University of Western Australia and University of New South Wales.
Go8 universities are renowned for the high number and quality of their research – 70 percent of all Australian university research is conducted at these universities. Go8 universities attract and train the best researchers from Australia and around the world, creating a teaching-research hub producing advanced curricula and innovative research-based learning methods. Students also get the benefit of more individual attention from instructors due to low student-staff ratios, so they get the support and guidance they need throughout their studies.
The Go8 group includes the following fields:
Monash University’s global reputation ensures that one is recognized for their skills and talent.
It has been ranked 80th internationally according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2017-18.
It has also been ranked 21st in the World’s Most International Universities in 2017 by Times Higher Education.
It is the largest university in Australia and among the most highly regarded in the world.
Monash University has more than 73,800 international students from 170 countries.
It also has a wide network of more than 320,000 alumni around the world.
University of New South Wales
UNSW is placed at the 45th position by QS World University Rankings for 2017-18.
It is ranked at the 78th position by Times Higher Education World Ranking for 2016/17.
It has been ranked the seventh position in a new Times Higher Education global ranking for the universities which were established between 1945 and 1966.
LinkedIn’s 30 most in-demand employers hire more UNSW graduates than any other university in Australia
Being one of the cosmopolitan universities, UNSW in Australia is a proud part of Group of Eight (Australian Universities).
University of Queensland – Based in Sydney and established in 1949, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) is considered one of Australia’s best universities, ranking among the top 50 universities in the world by the 2015 QS World University Rankings. As a research-intensive university, it won the highest amount of funding in Australia from the Australian Research Council (ARC). UNSW is host to over 50,000 students who come from 128 countries, making it one of the most cosmopolitan and diverse universities in the country. Among its best programs are accounting and finance, law, and engineering and technology.
University of Sydney
Established in 1850, the University of Sydney is Australia’s first and oldest university and still regarded as one of its best. The university was ranked 45th in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2015-16. Its graduates are highly sought after by employers – the university is ranked 14th globally by the inaugural QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2016. It has a bustling and vibrant student community of over 50,000 drawn from over 145 countries. The University of Sydney features particularly outstanding programs in the arts and humanities, life sciences and medicine, social science and management.
University of Western Australia
Founded in 1911 and situated in Perth, the University of Western Australia (UWA) is one of Australia’s top universities. It is ranked 87th globally by the Shanghai-Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities. A research-intensive university staffed by world-class experts, UWA is responsible for almost 70 percent of university-based research in Western Australia. UWA has a lively and diverse community of international students, numbering over 4,500 and drawn from 90 different countries. The university is well regarded for its programs in clinical medicine and pharmacy as well as life and agricultural sciences.
Australian National University
Australian National University is rated in the top 10 international universities across the globe.
It is ranked 1st in Australia and 7th in the world by Times Higher Education.
Also ranked 1st in Australia and in the world top 20 by QS World University Ranking 2017-18.
ANU is also in the Group of Eight member Universities of Australia.
ANU consists of 6 Nobel Laureates among its staff and alumni.
It has earned 5 stars for research intensity, staff qualifications and graduates starting salary by the Good Universities Guide 2017.
University of Adelaide
The University of Adelaide is ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide.
The university is a part of Group of Eight Australia,
It consists of more than 150000 alumni from over 80 countries of the world.
The university welcomes 6500 international students.
It is also the 3rd oldest university in Australia.
The university is ranked 109 in the QS World University Rankings.
University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne was among the top 30 universities for all its 5 subjects, in 2009.
The QS World University Rankings 2019 placed Melbourne at the 39th place globally.
The Rankings 2017-18 ranked Melbourne 32nd in the world.
The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked the University 38th.
Both Times Higher Education and Academic Ranking World University placed Melbourne at the 1st spot among the universities in Australia.
It ranks 6th in the world by the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.
University of Queensland
The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of the leading research and teaching institutions in Australia. UQ focuses on teaching excellence, having won numerous Australian awards for university teaching. UQ’s graduates are largely among those whose achievements and skills are rated among the best. The school’s achievements include:
Queensland is one of 3 universities in Australia that is a key member of the group of leading universities in the world. UQ was established in 1909 and is the academic cradle of thousands of students in Australia and around the world. The University has more than 23,000 alumni worldwide. Including winners of the Nobel Prize, the Academy Award, the heads of government …