2022 Annual Report
2022 Annual Report
Highlights from the past year at Monash University
With a focus on shaping global perspectives and industry ready skills, we developed, launched and upheld rich and immersive educational experiences that enhanced students’ understanding of the world, created a stronger sense of belonging and supported outstanding graduate outcomes.
Rich education programs
We delivered three flagship Rich Educational Experiences, including the Monash Innovation Guarantee; Research, Experimentation and Discovery; and the Global Immersion Guarantee (GIG), which is now offered in five offshore locations.
Increase in industry ready graduates
Students undertook more than 32,000 industry-based experience units, and 81 per cent of domestic undergraduates found full-time work within six months of course completion.
Enabling global learning
With the opening of global borders, more than 1750 students from all campuses travelled overseas to participate in numerous Monash exchange and study abroad programs from semester two.
With the reopening of Australia’s borders, our global education and research activities, and our international networks of excellence and alliances with academic partners were renewed.
We have taken a quantum leap in further understanding the needs of industry, government and philanthropic partners that align with our research and education capabilities. Investment in the Monash Technology Precinct has expanded exponentially, with significant infrastructure and partnerships announced alongside major completed projects.
Moderna’s big build begins View
Moderna announced in August that it will build its first mRNA production facility in the Southern Hemisphere within the Monash Technology Precinct – becoming the world’s first mRNA production facility to be located on a university campus. We also entered into an agreement with mRNA Victoria to establish the Monash Centre for Advanced mRNA Manufacturing and Workforce Training, which will be an integral part of building Australia’s mRNA ecosystem.
The Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund (VHESIF) View
At more than $82 million across pool one and pool two, we received the largest allocation of funding through the Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund in 2020.
With most projects now in the final stages of delivery, this investment boost will improve educational outcomes, industry connections, research capability and collaboration across Victorian universities thanks to dedicated University-wide governance and engagement with the Department of Education and Training, industry and university partners.
Launching BioBanking Victoria View
In April we officially launched Biobanking Victoria, Australia’s first industry-focused storage facility for biological material to support medical research and commercialisation opportunities, providing a valuable link between researchers and industry.