Monash subjects rank in global top 50 in ShanghaiRanking's GRAS 2020

  • Monash University ranks in the top 50 in 13 subjects in ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2020 released today.
  • Monash’s highest-performing subjects are Metallurgical Engineering and Mining & Mineral Engineering, both placing ninth in the world, and first and third nationally, respectively. 
  • The latest results demonstrate Monash’s growing reputation for research and teaching excellence across many disciplines. 


Monash University welcomes ShanghaiRanking’s GRAS 2020 released today, with 13 of its subjects ranked in the global top 50 and four of which ranked number one in Australia.

The rankings provide comparative analysis on the performance of universities across 54 subjects and five broad subject areas: Natural Sciences; Engineering; Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences.

The University’s best performance was in Metallurgical Engineering, retaining its rank of ninth in the world and first in Australia. Mining & Mineral Engineering jumped one place to also rank ninth globally and third nationally.

Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences closely followed, placing 11th globally and first nationally, and Nursing saw a significant rise in this year’s rankings, up eight places to 19th globally.

Monash University President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Margaret Gardner AC, said the results were evidence of the quality of the University’s diverse offerings in education and research.

“Excellence in research and education is at the heart of everything we do at Monash, and is realised through our strong global connections, enterprising and inclusive approach,” Professor Gardner said. “Our commitment to collaboration with industry, government, university and community partners across the world is key to our success.

“The latest GRAS results demonstrate the scale of our local and international reputation for high quality teaching and research across many disciplines, from Engineering and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, to Nursing.”

Specific subjects ranked in the top 50 for Monash include:

Subject

Global ranking

National ranking

Metallurgical Engineering

9

1

Mining & Mineral Engineering

9

3

Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

11

1

Nursing

19

7

Remote Sensing

28

2

Education

32

1

Water Resources

32

5

Civil Engineering

40

4

Energy Science & Engineering

41

3

Mechanical Engineering

42

2

Chemical Engineering

45

1

Public Health

46

4

Hospitality & Tourism Management

50

7

The GRAS 2020 results follow Monash’s strong performance in the QS World University Rankings by Subject released in March of this year.

For more information about ShanghaiRanking’s GRAS 2020, please visit: shanghairanking.com