About Monash University

"Adopt as your fundamental creed that you will equip yourself for life, not solely for your own benefit but for the benefit of the whole community."
- Sir John Monash

Australia's largest university

Since our establishment in 1958 and first intake of students in 1961, Monash has grown to become Australia's largest university, enrolling more than 63,000 students, with about a third of these from overseas.

Our ever-growing global alumni network totals more than 270,000 graduates.

Monash is ranked in the top one per cent of world universities, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013, and in the top 150 world universities according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Our desire to make a difference transcends traditional boundaries. We want to have an impact on communities around the world, not just in Australia, and our broad global footprint lets us do that.

We are Australia's most international university. In addition to our five campuses in and around Melbourne, we have campuses in South Africa and Malaysia, an education and research centre at Prato, Italy, a joint-research academy with the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, India, and the Southeast University-Monash University Joint Graduate School in Suzhou, China.

A member of the Group of Eight coalition of Australia's most prestigious research-intensive universities, we are a world pioneer in vehicle safety, in-vitro fertilisation, drug design (especially for influenza and malaria) and water research.

We boast award-winning educators and researchers across 10 faculties: Art, Design and Architecture; Arts; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Information Technology; Law; Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; and Science.