Monash ranked among the world’s top 10 universities for gender equality

The Times Higher Education has released its third and largest edition of the Impact Rankings based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Ranked #18 globally, Monash University’s overall score improved from 93.6 (out of 100) in 2020 to 94 in 2021.

“Universities have an important role to play in meeting the SDGs,” said Dr Samanthi Gunawardana, Senior Lecturer in Gender and Development. “This recognition reflects Monash's commitment to gender equality.”

Significantly, Times Higher Education cited Monash University in the top 10 institutions globally for gender equality. This ranking is based on research on the study of gender equality, policies on gender equality, and commitment to recruiting and promoting women.

Monash University’s impact in the field of gender equality includes the dedicated work of the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre to contribute to transformative social change aimed at ending family violence, and the tireless efforts of the Monash Gender, Peace and Security Centre to deliver peace and security globally through gender-inclusive research evidence.

“This recognition from Times Higher Education reflects Monash Arts' commitment to gender equality and the excellent research undertaken by our colleagues on gender most especially the elimination of all forms of gender based violence,” said Professor Sharon Pickering, Dean of Arts.

“Equality must be achieved at the individual level of each community, each organisation, and each culture,” said Associate Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Director of the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre. “Equality needs to be everywhere, and achieving that must be the goal.”

For a full overview of Monash University's success in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, click here.