USNWR Global Rankings places 5 Monash Medicine and Health Sciences subject areas in top 50

The US News & World Report Rankings (USNWR) compares institutions’ academic research and reputation. Institutions from the U.S. and more than 80 other countries are ranked based on 13 indicators that measure their academic research performance and their global and regional reputations.

Monash University has climbed 11 places in the latest USNWR rankings, placing equal 48th among the nearly 1500 institutions considered globally.

USNWR also ranks universities in up to 38 subject areas.  Monash is one of only six universities to have been ranked in all 38 subject rankings.

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences has performed exceptionally in all subjects, achieving Top 200 results, with five subjects in the top 50 globally. Our best-performing subjects were Pharmacology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, and indicators showed significant improvement in Molecular Biology and Genetics (up 20 places).

"Students considering post graduate studies can compare international universities in their field of interest, and Monash University is clearly a leader in global health" said Professor Wayne Hodgson, Deputy Dean Education, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

“These latest rankings reinforce our Faculty’s outstanding commitment to translational research, taking discoveries and breakthroughs from bench to bedside, improving the human condition for all civilisations.  Our world class, interdisciplinary teaching and medical research has measurable impact on local and international healthcare policy, clinical practice and disease response.”

The USNWR 2021 results follow Monash’s strong performance in the National Taiwan (NTU) Ranking 2020 released earlier this month (October 2020).

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Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences global Subject Rankings

Top 50

#4 in Pharmacology and Toxicology

#23 in Immunology (tie)

#26 in Infectious Diseases

#47 in Social Sciences and Public Health

#50 in Endocrinology and Metabolism (tie)

Top 100

#54 in Biology and Biochemistry

#56 in Microbiology (tie)

#57 in Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology (tie)

#62 in Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems

#62 in Clinical Medicine (tie)

#66 in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

#68 in Public, Environmental and Occupational Health

#77 in Cell Biology

#78 in Neuroscience and Behavior

#88 in Psychiatry/Psychology

Top 200 

#143 in Molecular Biology and Genetics

#153 in Surgery (tie)

#155 in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging

#170 in Oncology