Monash excels in QS World University subject rankings

Monash University has been ranked second in the world for Pharmacy and Pharmacology behind Harvard University in the QS 2017 World University Rankings by Subject list released today.

In this year’s QS subject rankings, Monash was placed in the top 100 in 40 of the 46 subjects listed. Monash was ranked in the top 50 in the world in 23 subjects this year – up from 20 subjects in 2016.

The 2017 QS assessment of Monash’s Pharmacy and Pharmacology subject included a perfect score of 100 for the academic reputation indicator, as well as strong scoring in citation metrics. The second place for Monash’s Pharmacy and Pharmacology is an improvement of two places over the 2016 QS ranking for the subject.

President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, said that she was very pleased with the University's strong performance across such a wide range of disciplines.

“These outstanding results reflect how Monash University creates global impact through the excellence of its research and teaching staff and in collaboration with industry to drive innovation,” Professor Gardner said.

The Dean of Monash University’s Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Professor Bill Charman, said the ranking by QS was recognition of the Faculty’s strong international reputation across research and undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

“Our consistently high ranking reflects the fabulous work being undertaken in education development, professional engagement and our many high impact, internationally-focused research programs, Professor Charman said.

“Outcomes such as this are the result of a long-term strategic commitment to excellence by all our very talented professional, academic and research staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students.”

Other highlights in the QS subject rankings for Monash included:

·       improved ten places in Medicine to 29th

·       placed 12th in Nursing – up from 16th last year.

·       placed 26th in Anatomy and Physiology

·       maintained its 17th ranking in Education

·       placed 27th in Law

·       placed 26th in Accounting and Finance

·       placed 28th in Chemical Engineering (and first in Australia) and 29th in Civil Engineering

·       placed 30th in Sociology – up from 34 last year