Who we are

Who we are

Monash is a modern, global, research-intensive university, delivering education and research excellence in Australia and across the Indo-Pacific.
We’re making a positive impact on today's global challenges – whether that’s by mitigating climate change, easing geopolitical insecurity or fostering healthy communities.

  • Our people

    Our vibrant and diverse community of 86,000 students, 9000 staff, and more than 385,000 alumni are working together to create real change.

  • Our global reach

    To make a global impact, we need to be embedded in the communities we serve. We have three international teaching locations, six campuses, and more than 100 partner universities.

  • Our research

    We have more than 150 active fields of research, 10 faculties, and over 4700 Higher Degree by Research students solving the challenges of our age.

  • Our rankings

    Our dedication to teaching and research excellence, coupled with our record for innovation, means we’re consistently ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Our impact and focus

Monash has a 60-year history of making a global impact through our outstanding research, diversity, breadth of alumni, partnerships and connections that result in new solutions and better outcomes. We do this with a global mindset that comes to life through our global locations. Learn more about some of our recent notable achievements.

Climate change

Climate change threatens the fabric of our planet – the quality of air, water and biodiversity that sustains us. Addressing the challenges and mitigating the consequences of climate change is an urgent priority and core focus for Monash.

Geopolitical security

Through research, advocacy and leadership, we’re shaping the agenda on how to achieve security and safety on a global scale.

Thriving communities

We’re taking a truly multi-disciplinary and society-wide approach to foster communities that thrive, with programs that drive positive health, economic, social and cultural outcomes both locally and globally.

Our goals

Our history