The China-Australia Chamber of Commerce, Beijing (AustCham) and the Australian Group of Eight (Go8) Universities have partnered to develop a revolutionary new platform, the China Grad Search (CGS) online facility. This tool is intended to connect graduates exclusively from Australia’s most prestigious research Universities with AustCham’s Beijing, South China, West China, Bohai and the Chinese Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC) member companies.

Using the CGS, graduates from Go8 Universities will be able to easily create a profile and upload their qualifications and experiences on to the online platform. AustCham and CCOIC member companies will then be able to search for top tier graduates and engage in conversations about job opportunities. The tool is intended to be available to all graduates from the Go8 Universities and to over 60,000 AustCham and CCOIC member companies. The service will be free for both students and affiliated companies.

The collaboration between AustCham and Go8 is designed to enhance and develop employment opportunities for University graduates both new to China and those returning locally based companies. With formulations based on years of experience in the Chinese business sector and with Australian higher education institutions this venture looks to fill a gap in the market by injecting fresh Australian trained talent into a host of industries. Key features of the platform will include bilingual services, a user-friendly interface, private member logins, searchable databases and internal messaging.

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About Group of Eight:


The Group of Eight (Go8), established in 1999, comprises of Australia’s eight leading research Universities – The University of Melbourne, The Australian National University, The University of Sydney, The University of Queensland, The University of Western Australia, The University of Adelaide, Monash University and the University of New South Wales.


The Go8 focuses on and is a leader in influencing the development and delivery of long-term, sustainable national higher education and research policy, as well as developing international alliances. Go8 Universities educate 358,000 students, approximately 23% of Australia’s undergraduate student body and 26% of all students.


In world rankings Go8 Universities are consistently the highest ranked Australian Universities, with seven of its members in the global top 100 and all Go8 member universities ranking 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).



Go8 Universities receive 73% of Australian Competitive Grant (Category 1) funding and had the largest proportion of research fields rated at 4 or 5 (‘above’ or ‘well above’ world standard) in the most recent Excellence for Research Australia (ERA) exercise. In total, Go8 spends some $6 Billion on research, $2 Billion of that on globally renowned medical research.