Monash shines in latest Global University Rankings

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Monash has performed strongly in this year’s global ranking from US News & World Report that focuses on academic research, including by partnering with international scholars to produce highly cited articles.

Monash has moved up 11 places to rank #68 in the World in the Best Global University Rankings for 2017-2018 and remains #4 in Australia, behind Melbourne (#26), Sydney (=34) and Queensland (#45).

In the subject rankings, Monash ranks first in Australia for Chemistry (#52 Globally), Materials Science (#41 Globally) and Pharmacology and Toxicology (#14 Globally).

Monash has increased the number of subjects ranked inside the Top 100 Globally to 12 and the number of subjects ranking inside the Top 50 Globally to 5.

Our largest subject moves were in Biology and Biochemistry (up 13 places to #76), Economics and Business (up 11 places to #49), Molecular Biology and Genetics (up 23 places to #129) and Space Science (up 17 places to #101)

President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AO said the strong improvement was further evidence of the University’s growing international reputation for excellence in research and collaboration.

“Despite being the youngest member of the Group of Eight, Monash is fourth highest of any Australian university, proving that our impact is now truly world class.” Professor Gardner said.

In other subject rankings, Monash ranked 53 in the engineering and technology top 100 - the highest ranked Australian institution in this category.  Monash ranked 73 in top 100 sciences subject rankings and in clinical, pre-clinical and health Monash ranked 35 in the top 100.

“This exceptional result is wonderful recognition of the endeavours being undertaken by so many Monash staff to enhance our research and collaboration profile,” Professor Gardner said.

Globally, Harvard claims top spot, followed by MIT, Stanford, University of California-Berkely and Oxford.  

The Best Global Universities rankings encompasses 1,250 institutions from 74 countries.  The rankings are largely derived from publication data including number of publications, citations and citation impact, but also examine the research reputation of institutions and their international collaboration.