Monash one of the world’s top universities in latest subject rankings

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Monash University has been named one of the world’s top universities for the study of 42 subjects, according to the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject released today.

The rankings provide authoritative comparative analysis on the performance of 13,138 individual programs at 1368 universities, which can be found in 83 locations in the world across 48 academic disciplines and five broad subject areas.

Monash continues to advance its reputation in research and education excellence, placing in the top 100 in 40 of the subjects tabled.

The University’s best performance was in Pharmacy & Pharmacology, ranking second in the world with a perfect Academic Reputation score of 100. Engineering – Mineral & Mining closely followed, placing seventh with an Employer Reputation score of 96.1.

Monash University President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AC said the results are further recognition of Monash’s growing reputation on the global stage as a centre for world-class education, innovation and research.

“Everything we do at Monash is driven by a desire to make a real difference. Our success is realised through our ground-breaking discoveries, excellence in teaching and research, innovative collaborations and quality experiences.”

“These strong results across a variety of subjects demonstrate Monash’s ability to work in partnership with industry and our academic peers to create lasting global change.”

Top ranked specific subject areas for Monash include:

Subject Global ranking
Pharmacy & Pharmacology 2
Engineering – Mineral & Mining 7
Education 12=
Nursing 14
Performing Arts 20=
Engineering – Civil & Structural 21=
Engineering – Chemical 29
Anatomy & Physiology 30
Philosophy 30=
Medicine 31=

QS’s World University Rankings by Subject methodology uses four components to produce the results for each of the subject rankings, with weightings adapted for each discipline. The four components are: Academic Reputation; Employer Reputation; Research Citations Per Paper and H-index.

Monash is currently ranked 58 overall in the QS World University Rankings, released in June 2019.

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