President and Vice-Chancellor
Professor Margaret Gardner AO
Monash University is the largest university in Australia, and amongst the most highly regarded in the world. In the fifty or so years since our founding, we’ve built an reputation for quality teaching, world-leading research, and an inspiring learning culture.
We’re a member of the prestigious Group of Eight Universities, and ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide. But it’s the impact we have on those who study and work here that’s of most importance to us.
Monash students leave with a greater sense of purpose, a global outlook, and the skills and confidence to make positive change – to their own lives, and to the lives of those around them.
A desire to make a difference
Research at Monash is world-renowned. Hundreds of innovations – from IVF to the bionic eye – were developed or refined in a Monash laboratory. Today we’re at the forefront of research in many fields, like health, sustainability, and chemistry, working towards new discoveries that transform lives for the better.
A more flexible learning environment
We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to education. With broader ‘comprehensive’ courses and more focused ‘specialist courses’, as well as double-degree options, our students can tailor their learning to their own style.
A truly international experience
Our lives – and our careers - are increasingly shaped by global influences. Which is why it’s important to choose a university with an international perspective. Monash has campuses in Australia and Malaysia, courses in South Africa and Italy, partnerships with universities in China, India and the UK, and the opportunity for exchanges throughout the world.
Wherever you study with us, you’ll be surrounded by an international population of students and teachers, and become part of a 300,000-strong alumni spread across the globe.
Real world partnerships
Solving complex problems requires a collaborative approach. Our links with industry, government, research institutions, and community groups means our students have access to a broader educational experience.
Our international alliances
Warwick University: Our landmark alliance is redefining the concept of a global university – delivering a seamless international experience and preparing students for the global labour market.
The Southeast University-Monash University Joint Graduate School: As the first Australian university to receive a licence to operate in China, we’re sharing new ideas and building closer links in the region.
The IITB Monash Research Academy: Our partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in north-eastern Mumbai has become a research hub for industry in both India and Australia.
Monash by numbers
- In 2014 67,076 students were enrolled at Monash
- Around 37,000 were female, 29,000 male
- 43,000 of our students were domestic, with the remaining 24,000 international
- 84 per cent study on campus