The “Group of Eight” was founded in 1999 in Australia and they are considered as the best educational institutions in Australia and also among the best ones in the world.
Together, these eight institutions contribute around 70% of university research in the country which proves their impressive importance and position in the social, economical, and environmental areas.
Here are these top eight universities in Australia that are considered the best ones in the country and contribute to a considerable extent to the whole world.
1. The University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is the second oldest in the country. On the Parkville campus, walk past the Law School, under the arches of the Old Quadrangle, and soak up the atmosphere of the 19th century.
It is the best university in Australia and the 33rd in the world. It is also the first for its programs of medicine and letters and human sciences.
It is above all higher education establishments in France and counts among its partner schools such as HEC, Sciences, or the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse.
2. Australian National University (ANU)
Erected in 1946, it is one of the country’s newest universities, as its somewhat futuristic buildings testify. As “green” as its adopted city, Acton’s main campus is a stone’s throw from Parliament, enjoying a peaceful living environment.
It is the 2nd university in Australia and the 52nd in the world.
Better-ranked than the French institutions, it still holds exchange programs with Sciences Po, the Charles de Gaulle University in Lille, and the University of La Rochelle. Note that she excels in economics and business.
3. The University of Sydney
Founded around 70 years ago in 1850, the University of Sydney is considered as the oldest educational institution for higher studies in Australia. Furthermore, while studying on the Camperdown or Darlington campus, a few stations away from downtown, you will surely be struck by its Victorian charm.
It occupies 4th place in the national ranking and 56th internationally, ahead of the École Polytechnique (101st).
It counts among its partners the University of Aix-Marseille, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), and Sciences Po. This university obtains good results in many sectors, in particular medicine, education, accounting, and finance, or the law.
4. The University of Queensland
The 4th in Australia, the University of Queensland occupies the 60th place in the world, neck, and neck with the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ranked 54th).
It has agreements with many French establishments, including the Ecoles Centrales, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Rennes and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Strasbourg.
Note that it is renowned for the following programs: Engineering and Computer Science, Agricultural Sciences, and Health Sciences.
5. Monash University
Famous for its faculty of Law, Monash University has earned a big name among all leading universities in Australia. This university is the youngest one from the top eight institutions in the country. It is getting very famous with every passing year because it offers top-quality education and has established its name among the most prestigious universities not only in Australia but around the world.
It is the 5th university in Australia and the 73rd in the world.
Compared to France, only the Ecole Normale Supérieure exceeds it. Among its partnerships, we can cite Sciences Po, the Jean Moulin University in Lyon or ESSEC.
It is very famous for its Faculty of Law. According to the ranking of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (2014), it is also the first in the country for its engineering, technology, and computer science programs, but also chemistry.
6. The University of New South Wales (UNSW)
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is also located in Sydney and comes at number five among the best universities in Australia. This university has state-of-the-art equipment and its Kensington campus looks very modern.
While graduating from this university, students earn respectable career opportunities and earn a considerable amount of salary right from the start of their professional journey.
7. The University of Western Australia
On the banks of the Swan, the University of Western Australia is known for its impressive level of education and research. It occupies the 7th place in Australia and the 109th in the world, between the Polytechnic School and the Pierre and Marie Curie University (respectively ranked 101st and 113th).
Its partners are the University of Montpellier 2 (CNRS), the University Charles de Gaulle Lille III and ESSEC, among others.
This establishment is strong in many fields, particularly agricultural sciences, earth and water sciences, education, and psychology.
8. The University of Adelaide # 8
The University of Adelaide is located in Adelaide which is one of the best cities in Australia. This is one of the top eight educational institutions of Australia and is known for its excellence in almost all departments. It is placed in 8th position nationally and occupies 149th place worldwide.
This university has exchange programs with the François Rabelais University in Tours, the University of Poitiers, but also Sciences Po. Its Law School is well placed in the rankings.