Monash among top global performers in subject rankings

Monash has ranked in the top ten per cent of universities globally for subject-specific performance, in the QS World University Rankings by Subject released today.

The QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) analysis lists the world’s best universities in 48 different subject areas across five broad fields. Monash featured prominently among the world's elite institutions, placing in the top 100 in 40 of the subjects tabled, and in the top 50 in 25 subjects.

The University retained a number one ranking across four subject areas in the Australia - Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Pharmacy & Pharmacology. Ranked third in the world, Pharmacy & Pharmacology remains the University’s highest-ranking subject.

Monash significantly improved in global rankings in Performing Arts (16), Philosophy (30) geography (33), Sociology (33) and Materials Sciences (42).

Monash President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AO said the results reflected the University’s growing international reputation for excellence and collaboration.

“These outstanding results across many disciplines reinforce the University’s excellence as a world-class institution and the breadth of talent that flourishes here at Monash,” Professor Gardner said.

Other highlights in the QS University subject rankings for Monash include:

  • Pharmacy & Pharmacology – ranked 3 globally
  • Performing Arts – ranked 16 globally
  • Education – ranked 16 globally
  • Nursing – ranked 17 globally
  • Anatomy & Physiology – ranked 20 globally
  • Philosophy – ranked 30 globally
  • Geography – ranked 33 globally
  • Sociology – ranked 33 globally
  • Materials Science – ranked 42 globally

Monash is currently ranked 59 overall in the QS World University Rankings. More information on the QS University Subject Rankings is available at the QS Top Universities website.