Monash University is one of Australia’s largest universities, recognised for its research and teaching excellence, global outlook, and commitment to serving the good of its communities and environment. Based in Melbourne, Monash is also Australia’s most internationalised university with campuses in Malaysia and South Africa, centres in China, Italy and India, and numerous national and international partnerships and cooperative ventures. Monash has over 65,000 students and almost 7,000 academic staff. Monash is a member of the Group of Eight, an alliance of leading Australian universities recognised for their excellence in teaching and research, and is ranked in the top one per cent of world universities.
Monash University seeks to improve the human condition by advancing knowledge and fostering creativity. It does so through research and education and a commitment to social justice, human rights and a sustainable environment.
Monash has leading teaching and research strengths and expertise in many areas of sustainability, development, human rights, and business practice. Examples of key areas and programs include the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability, the Faculty of Arts’ Master of International Development Practice, and the new cross-faculty Master of Environment and Sustainability. Monash also hosts the Australia/Pacific regional network of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Monash Business School is a Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Champion.
Monash is passionate about fairness and social equity and undertakes a wide range of programs to improve student and staff wellbeing, engagement, development and inclusion; and to support diversity, access and social responsibility.
Monash is also committed to improving the environmental sustainability of its operations in Australia and overseas. The University’s award-winning Environmental Sustainability group carries out a wide range of campus initiatives to reduce energy and water consumption; incorporate environmentally sustainable design aspects into capital works; reduce waste and increase recycling; increase use of sustainable transport; apply sustainability and fair trade criteria to purchasing activities; monitor and report on environmental performance; and engage staff and students in these activities.
Monash University’s new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) statement, launched in December 2016, commits the university to increased levels of environmental and social sustainability.