Monash University’s Communications and Media Studies program has been ranked 19th in the QS World University Rankings.
Monash rated five-plus stars based on eight categories, including research, employability, teaching, facilities, internationalization, innovation, specialist and access.
The top-ranked university worldwide for this subject is the University of Wisconsin (Madison), followed by the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of California – Berkeley.
Monash was ranked just behind Ivy League institution, Cornell University (17th) and New York University (18th).
Monash University’s Head of Communications and Media Studies, Associate Professor Shane Homan, said Monash’s place in the top 20 universities was pleasing.
“This confirms our commitment to preparing students to actively think about the role of communications and media in contemporary life in a range of critical and practical ways,” Associate Prof Homan said.
“It’s also a testament to the research impact and global reputation of our staff, who often lead key debates about social, industrial and cultural change related to the media.”
Monash University’s Head of the School of Media, Film and Journalism, Associate Professor Mia Lindgren, said the world-class ranking was a great achievement for the school.
“It highlights the quality of the work done by our staff in the new school and it confirms our international reputation.”
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