Monash University has surged seven places to rank 57th globally and earn a place in the Australian top four to record its best-ever result in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (WUR) 2022.
The University celebrated an increase across four of the five broad assessment categories, led by particularly strong results in the industry income criteria (rising 5.3 points), according to the rankings released today.
The other increases were in teaching (up 1.4 points overall), citations (up 1.5 points) and international outlook (up 0.7 points). The score for the broad research metric remained the same, however in the sub-category research income the University gained 2.9 points.
The University is now ranked the fourth highest in Australia, up from fifth last year.
Monash University President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AC said Monash’s place in the 2022 THE World University Rankings was a clear indication of the University’s ongoing commitment to excellence, particularly during what has been a challenging period for the university sector.
"This result is testament to the dedication and hard work of our academic community," Professor Gardner said.
"Monash continues to cement itself as one of the world’s top-100 universities; to advance seven places to 57th globally during the current COVID-19 pandemic is no small feat.
"Our research is strengthened through global collaboration with industry and government. In the past five years, we have had a significant focus on collaboration and developed a number of initiatives to scale enterprising partnerships so as to diversify income and increase impact across the public and private sectors. Our improved score in industry income criteria demonstrates the success of these strengthened relationships."
The WUR measures universities against 13 performance indicators across five broad categories - teaching, research, citations (research influence), international outlook and industry income.
The 2022 rankings considered almost 1,400 universities across 92 countries, representing the largest and most diverse university rankings to date.