“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
Monash University was established in Melbourne, Australia in 1958. The focus on research excellence remained, but what grew around it was a culture of creativity, innovation and irreverence. In the 1970s the foundation campus at Clayton became the centre for student protest in Australia, and this philosophy of challenging the status quo permeated the University. It remains to this day, although where once it was the Vietnam war and second-wave feminism that occupied activists’ attention, today it is global poverty and sustainability, among many other causes. This position of leadership was not only confined to campaigning and advocacy, however, and Monash had soon become the model for a new generation of Australian universities.
We are a youthful organisation, enthusiastic, optimistic and accessible. We believe quality education and research can change the world for the better.
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.
We offer a large number of courses across numerous disciplines. At Monash you can choose from many study options including double degrees, part-time study, off-campus learning and alternative pathways. Our researchers make highly significant contributions that bring real and positive change to the lives of people all over the world.
- Art, Design and Architecture
- Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- Information Technology
- Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences