Monash ranks as innovation leader

Monash has been ranked as the second most innovative university in Australia in the Reuters international rankings. Six Australian universities were included in the Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities, which ranked universities on several factors including the number of patents filed and granted, the volume of research papers, and how well their research collaborated with industry.

Across Asia, Monash University came in at number 32 on the list. This result follows Monash moving from 114th to 79th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities in August.

Asia’s most innovative university was judged to be South Korea’s KAIST institute (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) ahead of the University of Tokyo in Japan.

The President and Vice Chancellor of Monash University, Professor Margaret Gardner AO said the Reuters ranking was testimony to Monash’s excellent research and its collaboration with industry.

“Monash is intent on developing innovative solutions to the challenges facing the communities we serve in Australia and overseas. Much of our world class research and development work is done in close collaboration with industry across multiple sectors and governments,” Professor Gardner said.

Monash University is Australia’s largest university with 70,000 students. Established in 1958, Monash is the newest of Australia’s Group of Eight universities, and has a growing global presence with campuses in Malaysia, India and China and a learning centre in Prato, Italy.