Monash University is among the top global performers in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject 2020 released today.
Monash’s highest-performing subjects are Pharmacy & Pharmacology followed by Engineering – Mineral & Mining, placing second and seventh in the world, respectively.
The latest results reflect Monash’s standing as a leading international university in research and education.
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, and improving its standing in three of the five broad subject areas: Arts and Humanities (40), Engineering and Technology (49) and Natural Sciences (67).
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:
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Engineering – Mineral & Mining
Engineering – Civil & Structural
Engineering – Chemical
Anatomy & Physiology
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.