Success for Monash in new Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific rankings

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Monash University’s position as a global leader in higher education has been reinforced overnight with the release of the inaugural Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings. Monash has been ranked 12th out of 243 universities in the Asia-Pacific region and 5th in Australia.

President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, said the new Asia-Pacific rankings reflected Monash University’s strong global presence and its record of excellence in research, education and international engagement:

“In recent years Monash has emerged as a truly global university. The University has developed an international reputation for the strength of its research and the success of its partnerships with institutions and industry, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region through our presence in China, India, Indonesia and Malaysia,” Professor Gardner said.

“Monash was named the most innovative university in Australia by Reuters last month, and this latest recognition by Times Higher Education further demonstrates the outstanding impact the University is making worldwide.” 

The Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific ranking follows the recent release of global rankings by Shanghai Rankings 2017 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) in which Monash came first nationally in eleven subjects and overall had sixteen subjects ranked internationally in the top fifty. 

The 2017 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia-Pacific University Rankings rank 243 universities in the Asia-Pacific region and are based on the same rigorous criteria as the THE World University Rankings which, in 2016, ranked Monash University in the top 0.5 per cent of universities in the world (74th).

The new APAC rankings place a higher emphasis on research income, productivity and industry income to reflect the priorities of the universities in the Asia-Pacific region. Universities are judged using 13 separate performance indicators across all core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.  Details of the methodology can be found here.

The full rankings can be found here.