The Group of Eight (Go8) is a coalition of leading research-intensive Australian universities. Each of these member universities is well regarded in a number of different areas and together they form a powerful bloc. The Go8 universities are some of the largest and the oldest universities in Australia.
In world rankings Go8 Universities are consistently the highest ranked Australian Universities. All Go8 member Universities are ranked in the top 200 institutions worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (ARWU), the Times Higher Education World Rankings (THES) and the QS World University Rankings (QS).
All Go8 universities have at least one field of engineering ranked in the top QS 100, and all are in the top 100 for medicine, psychology and education.