30 Oct 2015

Monash University ranked 35 in the world in clinical medicine

Clinical medicine at Monash University has continued its rise in the international rankings, according to results released this month by Times Higher Education. Ranked an impressive 35 in the world in clinical, preclinical medicine and health, Monash has jumped from 46 last year, while the University overall rose to achieve a ranking of 73, out of 800 institutions in the 2015-16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

L-R: Profs Steve Jane & Eric Morand at the
recent Translational Research symposium

Professor Eric Morand, Head of Monash University’s School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health observed we have improved our performance across all five performance pillars: teaching, research, citations, industry income, and international outlook. Professor Morand said the rankings rise reflected the University’s consistent focus on excellence in research and teaching, and international and industry engagement.

“The University recognises its education and research partnerships with its major teaching hospitals as an absolutely key component of its ongoing success in the world rankings.

“Both sides of this partnership not only contribute to this success, but ultimately benefit from it—virtue of the effect of rankings attracting better students who become the health professional staff of the teaching hospitals.”

Professor Stephen Jane, Head of Monash University’s Central Clinical School echoed Professor Morand’s comments, adding that the strength in investigator led clinical trials and translational bench to bedside research and education strongly underpinned the result.

Prof Christina Mitchell at the recent
Translational Research symposium
“The leadership of Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre has been pivotal in this result,” said Dean and Academic Vice-President of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University, Professor Christina Mitchell.
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