Monash rises to 58 in QS World University Rankings

Monash University has continued to improve its standing in the QS World University Rankings, climbing one place to 58 in the 2020 results released today. Ranked 70 in 2015, Monash has since risen each year among the 1,620 institutions considered globally, and is in the top 100 across all four major global ranking systems.

The University achieved strong results in each of the QS’s four global metrics that capture university performance: International Students (27), Employer Reputation (42), International Faculty (44) and Academic Reputation (50).

The QS World University Rankings’ methodology gives a 40 per cent weighting to the opinions of over 83,000 experts in the higher education sector, demonstrating how well Monash is regarded by the international academic community. It also draws on over 42,000 responses to the QS Employer Survey showing that Monash has built a reputation as an institution that produces graduates who are internationally minded, innovative, and armed with a range of soft skills that employers are demanding.

Monash University’s strength in research and its impact on communities can be seen in its large-scale, interdisciplinary projects such as the World Mosquito Program – now operating in 12 countries; and the RISE Project (Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments), which is working across 24 settlements in Fiji and Indonesia. Both collaborations, led by Monash, have attracted millions of dollars of international, philanthropic investment.

President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AO said the 2020 results reflected Monash University’s world-class performance in research and education, and its dynamic international and industry engagement.

“Our ambition, our performance culture and our ground-breaking discoveries have earned us an international reputation for the quality of our research and education. This reputation and proven success drives individuals and organisations all over the world to work with us. Monash University continues to improve its international standing – rising to 58 is a great result that further demonstrates our ability to foster excellence and collaborate with industry and our academic peers,” Professor Gardner said.

Monash also featured prominently among the world’s elite institutions in the recent QS World University Rankings by Subject, placing in the top 50 in 25 subjects tabled, and in the top 100 in 40 subjects.

QS bases its rankings on academic and employer reputation, citations per faculty, faculty/student ratio, proportion of international students and staff. View the figures released this week at the  QS Top Universities website.