Global rankings success for Monash

Monash has achieved an enviable national and international reputation for research and teaching excellence in a short 50 years. We are ranked in the top one per cent of world universities and, in line with our vision and strategy for the future, will continue to strive for improvement.

The recent release of 2016-2017 world rankings by Times Higher Education, QS rankings and Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) confirm Monash as a leader across faculties, fields and subjects for 2016/2017.

Key highlights in the 2016/2017 rankings saw Monash place
– 67th in the QS World University Rankings,
– 74th in the Times Higher Education Rankings and
– 79th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Monash was also placed 32nd in the Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities.

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Times Higher Education
Times Higher Education 2016/2017 ranks Monash 45th across the globe for engineering and technology – the highest ranking of any Australian University. Monash’s 45th ranking was an improvement of eight places compared to the 2015/2016 rankings.

Monash also ranked as 63rd in the world for Business and Economics and 41st in the world in clinical, pre-clinical and health sciences.

A total of 980 universities were included in this prestigious rankings survey.

The President and Vice Chancellor of Monash University, Professor Margaret Gardner AO said the results were further evidence of the University’s growing international reputation for outstanding research.

“Monash offers students the opportunity to study at a world class university that produces research with global impact, collaborates with industry to drive innovation and attracts and retains the highest calibre of research and teaching staff,” Professor Gardner said.

“It’s wonderful to see the quality of our academics recognised. I particularly congratulate Monash staff in the fields of Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health, Engineering and Technology, Business and Economics and the Physical Sciences – all of which ranked among the top 100 this year.”

Monash also performed strongly in the annual QS World Rankings, placing 65th in the world and delivering strong discipline results. It features among the world’s elite institutions in 37 of the 42 subjects featured.

• Pharmacy and Pharmacology – 4
• Nursing – 16
• Education – 17
• Law – 23
• Engineering – Chemical: 24
• Accounting & Finance – 24
• Engineering – Civil & Structural – 25
• Business & Management Studies – 32
• Communication & Media Studies – 33
• Chemistry – 33
• Sociology – 34
• Geography – 36
• Engineering – Mineral & Mining – 39
• Medicine – 39
• English Language & Literature – 41
• Anthropology – 41
• Economics & Econometrics – 45
• Development Studies – 47
• Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing – 49
• History – 50

The faculty of Science saw 24 out of 26 majors ranked either as top 50 (see above list) or top 100 in the world for biological sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences, material sciences, mathematics and psychology. Our Chemistry school is ranked number 1 in Australia and our Science Faculty is ranked as number 54 in the world of Science Faculties.

ARWU rankings
Monash has also jumped to 34th worldwide and second in Australia for Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy in the Australian Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) this year. This is a vast improvement on the results from 2015 when Monash was ranked as the 76th worldwide and third in Australia. To learn more about the work of our medical researchers watch our new video here.

The University also ranked among the top 100 in the ARWU rankings in two other subject fields: Engineering, Technology and Computer Sciences and Social Sciences.

But while rankings are important, we care as much about students’ individual experience as we do about our position on the global scale. Monash gives our students the opportunities that don’t affect our rankings, but will enrich the life of our Monash students.

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