2023 Annual Report

2023 Annual Report

Highlights from the past year at Monash University

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Sharon Pickering

A message from the Vice-Chancellor and President

Monash University has had an exciting year of progress and innovation, achieving remarkable success across the organisation. Guided by the goals and ambitions set out in the University’s Impact 2030 strategy, we delivered numerous projects and initiatives and continued to be recognised for our leading education and research.

As Monash University’s 10th Vice-Chancellor and President, I’m excited to be leading this extraordinary University where we are realising transformational change through our education and research excellence, and through our engagement with communities, industries and governments across the world.

I invite you to read the full Annual Report to learn about Monash’s progress in working with government, industry and community to address the global challenges of our age.

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THE Reputation Rankings 2022


  • in the 2024 QS World University Rankings, first time in the top 50

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  • in the 2023 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

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  • in the 2024 QS Sustainability Rankings

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Excellent (Research)

In 2023, we continued to deliver research excellence and impact, maintaining our upward trajectory in external research funding and performance. We are the top-ranked institution in Australia for research income from industry and international sources.

Excellent (Education)

We continued to attract, educate and graduate a diverse student community. We’re committed to a world-leading, inclusive curriculum, reflecting a global perspective in driving the professions of the future.


Our international footprint grew as we celebrated milestones for our Suzhou and Malaysia campuses. We continued collaborations with our international partners to advance excellent research and education.


We improve the value and influence of our research and education through effective collaboration with internal and external partners, including strategic relationships with the government and through commercialisation and innovation.


We’re committed to being an exemplary inclusive education provider and employer of choice. In 2023, we continued to make advances in championing equity and diversity in higher education for our staff and students.

  • Show Your Pride March

    780 staff and students attended our inaugural march during O-Week, while three student delegates travelled to World Pride 2023, sharing their lived experiences

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  • Paid gender affirmation leave

    In July, we introduced up to 30 days’ paid leave to support staff affirming their gender identity

  • Kummargi Yulendj

    Launched in September, this enriched scholarship program offers students more targeted support through higher-value scholarships over longer periods

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  • History is Calling

    In September we hosted an event aimed at enhancing our community’s understanding of the Voice to Parliament referendum.


We continue to foster a culture of belonging at Monash, with sporting participation, health and wellbeing initiatives, and inclusive and change-making activities held across our campuses throughout 2023.

  • 83%

    Of first-year and 80% of continuing domestic and international students said they felt a sense of belonging at Monash in our 2023 Student Barometer survey.

  • 1.2 million

    Total visitors attended Monash Sport facilities and activities across the Clayton, Caulfield and Peninsula campuses

  • 500+

    Participants competed in the largest-ever Indigenous Nationals competition, hosted on our Clayton campus

  • 8 March

    Our International Women’s Day event, themed Embrace Equity – A Global Perspective, featured keynote speaker Virginia Haussegger AM.

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Discover how we’re meeting the goals and ambitions outlined in our Impact 2030 strategic plan.

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