For 60 years, we've been working to change the world, and we're not about to stop. At Monash, we see challenges as opportunities to make things better. We've grown into a network of campuses, education centres and partnerships spanning the globe. With more than 80,000 students and over 400,000 alumni, we're Australia's largest university.
Our mission, through excellent research and education, is to discover, teach and collaborate with partners to meet the challenges of the age in service of national and international communities.
The quality of our teaching and exceptional facilities are just two of the many reasons we're consistently ranked in the top 100 universities in the world.
We're truly international too. With students from over 170 countries, and a presence in Australia, Italy, Malaysia, India and China, you'll benefit from a truly global education.
The thing that is the most special about Monash is our desire to make a difference. You'll leave with a greater sense of purpose, a global outlook, and the skills and confidence to make a positive change – to your own life, and to the lives of those around you.
At Monash, we take our reputation seriously. Monash has achieved an enviable national and international reputation for research and teaching excellence. We're ranked 58th globally according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2020, placing us in the world's top 100 universities. We were also awarded 5 stars for teaching excellence and research by the Good Universities Guide 2016. And, in line with our vision and strategy for the future, Monash will continue to drive for improvement.
But while rankings are important, we care as much about your individual experience as we do about our position on the global scale. Monash gives you opportunities that don't affect our rankings, but will enrich your life as a Monash student.
Monash is a member of the Group of Eight, an alliance of leading Australian universities recognised for their excellence in teaching and research. Group of Eight universities produce graduates who find full-time employment sooner, begin on higher salaries, and are more likely to move onto postgraduate studies than graduates from other Australian universities.
As a university with a global footprint, we know we have to play our part in solving the problems facing the world. That's why all Monash students, lecturers, researchers, professional staff, alumni and supporters contribute to making real change.
We're tackling human rights abuses, terrorism and equality issues. We're improving global health outcomes, the world's most disadvantaged communities, and how communities respond to natural disasters. We lead the world in preventing environmental devastation, protecting the vulnerable from family and gender violence, and creating sustainable environments for all.
As a Monash student, you'll be encouraged and challenged to contribute to a better future.