New high for Monash in world university rankings


The University achieved a ranking of 73 out of 800 institutions worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, representing an improvement of 10 places since 2014, and an improvement of 44 places since 2011.

Monash strongly improved across all five pillars that represent key areas of higher education excellence - teaching, research, citations, industry income, and international outlook.

President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AO said the rankings rise reflected the University’s consistent focus on excellence in research and teaching, and international and industry engagement.

“This achievement is a significant milestone for the University as we continue to strengthen our performance internationally,” Professor Gardner said.

In other subject rankings, Monash ranked 53 in the engineering and technology top 100 - the highest ranked Australian institution in this category.  Monash ranked 73 in top 100 sciences subject rankings and in clinical, pre-clinical and health Monash ranked 35 in the top 100.

“We have improved strongly in the international outlook category. This is a pleasing reflection of our internationalisation that delivers top-quality research and education.”

Editor-at-Large and Ranking Editor with Times Higher Education, Phil Baty, said the jump in rankings was an outstanding achievement for Monash.

“The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, now in their 12th year, apply rigorous standards, using tough global benchmarks across all of a global research university’s key missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The results are trusted by students and their families, academics, university leaders and governments.

“For Monash University to make 73 in the world is an outstanding achievement to be celebrated.”

The results were released at the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit in Melbourne.

The top 100 universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings represent just 0.5 per cent of the world's higher education institutions.         

For further information, see the Times Higher Education website.