Monash welcomes ARWU ranking: 79th globally

Monash University has welcomed the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) report, with Monash ranked 79th in the world (up from  an estimated rank of 114 in 2015).

Monash University President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, acknowledged the 2016 ARWU rankings in the context of the University’s long-term strategy for academic excellence.

“Monash University’s increasingly strong international standing is a result of a culture that supports excellence including our long standing commitment to the development and recruitment of world-class talent, sustained investment in long-term research infrastructure, focused international collaboration for high impact and deep partnerships with industry and governments.”

“Most importantly, to be ranked at 79 in the world reflects the contributions, commitment and quality of Monash staff, measured against the highest international standards.  It is this quality that means we can meet and set the challenges that will benefit our future,” Professor Gardner said.

ARWU has been presenting the world top 500 universities annually since 2003, based on a set of objective indicators and third-party data.  ARWU uses six indicators to rank universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of Highly Cited researchers, number of articles published in the journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Science Citation Index, and per capita performance.

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