Named after engineer, military leader and public administrator Sir John Monash, Monash University was established by an Act of Parliament in 1958. Established in Melbourne, Monash is a youthful organisation ̶ enthusiastic, optimistic and accessible with a total enrollment of 70,071 students.
Monash is consistently ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide and in line with its vision and strategy for the future, Monash will continue to drive for improvement. The ambitions of the Monash strategic plan outline the international excellence in research and education that will be developed from a deeply internationalized, enterprising and inclusive university. Their commitment to collaboration with industry, government, university and community partners across the world is essential to the way Monash aims to realize its goals.
Monash Innovation helps industry, government and community groups connect with Monash researchers and students. The goal in mind is to allow Monash researchers to share their discoveries with the world, and develop innovative solutions to the problems facing our communities, our nation and our globe.
Monash University’s multidisciplinary research and world-leading facilities can address unmet market and community needs. Monash works with partners to identify major challenges, and develops strategies and teams to deliver sustainable impact.
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Professor Margaret Gardner AO
Professor Margaret Gardner is President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University.
Prior to joining Monash, Professor Gardner was President and Vice-Chancellor of RMIT. She has extensive academic experience, having held various leadership positions in Australian universities throughout her career, including the University of Queensland and Griffith University.
Professor Gardner is Deputy Chair of Universities Australia and a Director of the Group of Eight Universities. She is also a Director of Infrastructure Victoria and the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), and was recently made a member of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Inclusion and Diversity Committee.
Professor Gardner has previously been chair of Museum Victoria and chaired the Strategic Advisory Committee and the Expert Panel of the Office of Learning and Teaching (Federal Government Department of Education and Training). She has also been a member of various other boards and committees, including the Australian-American Fulbright Commission, the ANZAC Centenary Advisory Board and the International Education Advisory Committee, which led to the Chaney Report.
In 2007, Professor Gardner was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of service to tertiary education, particularly in the areas of university governance and gender equity, and to industrial relations in Queensland.