Significant ranking boost for Monash Pharmacy
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Monash University has welcomed the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) release, which ranks Monash’s Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy as 34th in the world and second in Australia. This is up from an estimated rank of 76th in the world and third in Australia in 2015.
This result follows Monash’s inclusion on the Reuters international rankings as Australia’s second most innovative university across Asia. It also follows Monash moving from an estimated rank of 114th to 79th globally in the overall Academic Ranking of World Universities in August, and being ranked 4th in the world for Pharmacy and Pharmacology in the 2016 QS World University rankings by Subject.
Monash continues to be ranked in the top 200 in all five of the ARWU field rankings, including Natural Sciences and Mathematics (ranked second in Australia); Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences; Life and Agriculture Sciences; Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy; and Social Sciences.
Professor Christina Mitchell, Academic Vice-President and Dean, Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences said it was an outstanding result for staff and students.
“Medicine and Pharmacy now rank second in Australia and 34th in the world, representing an increase of 42 places. This exceptional result highlights our commitment to international collaboration and research excellence. Importantly, the ranking demonstrates the contributions, commitment and quality of our staff.”
Professor Bill Charman, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, said “This significant improvement reflects the capacity of our life science and pharmaceutical researchers to undertake high quality basic research, as well as pursuing translational opportunities in partnership with industry and government in an increasingly cross-disciplinary manner. Such outcomes have also been reflected in the increasing number of our staff recognised as Highly Cited Researchers.”
ARWU has been presenting the world top 500 universities annually since 2003, based on a set of objective indicators and third-party data.