Monash is a university of transformation. The desire to make a difference informs everything we do.
But we don't limit ourselves to good intentions. We put every effort into making an impact, both at a local level and internationally. We are a global university with the ability to address global problems.
Monash University is its people.
They are people who want to change their own lives so they can help change their communities for the better.
This desire to have a genuine, beneficial impact is the foundation of the Monash experience. And it always has been.
Monash was established in 1958 and welcomed its first students in 1961. From a single campus at Clayton with fewer than 400 students, Monash has grown into a network of campuses, education centres and partnerships spanning the globe. With approximately 60,000 students (and 280,000 almuni) from more than 170 countries, we are today Australia's largest university.
What we are today is a product of our proud history. We have stayed true to the ideas and philosophies that made us such a trendsetter and we owe a lot to those who have come before us.
The University offers a broad selection of courses within 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.
Although Monash conducts research across numerous fields of study - more than 150 in all - we focus on a number of specialisations, our leading capabilities.
We've grouped these capabilities into four categories, aligned closely with the Commonwealth Government's National Research Priorities and its National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.
Monash's leading capabilities:
Health and wellbeing
- Accident, injury and trauma
- Health, wellbeing and social change
- Infection and immunity
- New therapeutics
- Public health
- Stem cells and regenerative medicine
- Women's, children's and reproductive health
New industries and productivity
Resilient cultures and communities
Monash's research goals can be summarised in three words: excellence, relevance and impact. These goals are mutually supporting, and with these guiding aims our research can continue to solve the challenges society faces.
To achieve our overarching research goals, we are increasing our capacity to connect with industry, government and the world's very best research organisations. We are also breaking down the traditional barriers between fields of study, creating cross-disciplinary teams involving multiple faculties. Fundamental to our approach is an unrelenting commitment to excellence and support for our early career researchers and emerging research leaders. "Many of whom have made discoveries leading to significant and lasting impacts, both in Australia and around the world."
Monash University provides researchers with Advisory, Data Source, Storage, and Support Infrastructure, coordinated across key business units including the Research Office (postdoctoral grants, fellowship and award applications, and ethics), the Library (discovery, use and management of information/data), eSolutions (centralised IT services) and the eResearch Centre (technical expertise and solutions).
To underscore the reputation that the University had earned, in 1999 we were invited to be a founding member of the Group of Eight, the coalition of Australia's most prestigious research-intensive universities.
Monash had been around for just four decades, and yet was demonstrably holding its own against universities that had had well over a century to establish themselves.
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