Monash maintains its world-leading position in university rankings

Monash University has achieved encouraging results in two university subject rankings, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2024 and the Shanghai Ranking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023 (GRAS), published late last week.

Monash has shown excellence for Australia by coming out on top in several subjects and in the world’s top 50 in the latest round of subject rankings, which delve into specific disciplines.

Monash University President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Susan Elliott AM said the university’s unwavering commitment to academic excellence, teaching and research had once again been recognized by respected international rankings.

“We are happy with another strong ranking result. The university’s positive performance in numerous independent rankings is a testament to the continuous efforts of our staff, collaborative partners and the wider university community.

Shanghai Ranking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2023

The Shanghai Ranking Global ranking of academic subjects (GRAS) includes 55 subjects in the natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medicine and social sciences. The ranking includes more than 1,900 universities in 104 countries and regions.

Monash has performed well globally and in Australia. Thirteen of the University’s subjects are in the top 50, and a total of 34 subjects are in the top 100 worldwide.

Globally, Nursing was ranked 3rd in the world (tied for first in Australia), Mining and Minerals Engineering was ranked 5th (1st in Australia) and Business Administration was ranked 7th (1st in Australia).

Monash was ranked No. 1 in Australia for Biomedical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Economics, Business Administration and Finance, and Statistics, Law, Chemical Engineering and Sociology.

Other subjects that performed well nationally were Remote Sensing (2nd) and Management (2nd), Transport Science and Technology (3rd), Biotechnology (3rd), Biological Sciences (3rd), Human Biological Sciences (3rd), public health. (3rd place), Medical Technology (tied 3), Clinical Medicine (tied 4) and Public Administration (tied 5).

Computer science and engineering showed the biggest improvement compared to last year, rising 28 places, and finance – 19 places.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2024

The Times Higher Education world university rankings by subject covers 11 subjects from arts and humanities, business and economics, clinical and health, informatics, education, engineering, law, life sciences, psychology, physical and social sciences.

Monash achieved outstanding results in all 11 subjects globally and was ranked No. 1 in Australia for the first time in Computer Science and Engineering, with the remaining nine subjects in the top six nationally.

On the global stage, the world’s top-rated subjects were education (16th), clinical and health (29th), business and economics (46th), psychology (50th), arts and humanities (52nd), computer science (52nd) and engineering. (54th).

These results follow Monash’s outstanding achievement in 2024. QS World University Rankings, where we are ranked 42nd in the world and in the top 50 for various subjects.

Find out more about our world rankings for medicine, nursing and health sciences here.

About Monash University

Monash University is Australia’s largest university with over 80,000 students. In the 60 years since its founding, it has built a world-leading reputation for high-impact research, quality teaching and inspiring innovation.

With four campuses in Australia and Malaysia, China, India, Indonesia and Italy, it is one of Australia’s most internationalized universities.

As a leading international medical research university with the largest medical faculty in Australia and integration with leading Australian teaching hospitals, we are consistently ranked in the top 50 clinical, preclinical and health sciences universities worldwide.

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