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.”
Fenella strikes a chord in entertainment industry
Monash journalism alumna Fenella Wagener has maintained her promising singing career while working as a producer for Channel Nine’s Today Show.
The Cinema of Sean Penn to launch in St Kilda
Monash University’s Associate Professor Deane Williams, an expert in film and screen studies, will celebrate the launch of his new book, The Cinema of Sean Penn: In and Out of Place at Readings, Acland St, St Kilda on February 25 at 6pm.
New York Field School a ‘life-changing’ experience
Masters students have benefitted from a life-changing experience when they participated in a new Monash overseas program, Journalism Futures: New York Field School.
Students produce digital interactives for industry
To celebrate Australia’s rich history in tennis, Monash University has collaborated with The Australian newspaper and Tennis Australia to produce historical digital interactives of the Australian Open tennis tournament.
Apply for new journalism international unit
Applications are now open for Monash School of Journalism’s new international unit, which will run in 2016 and 2017.
Australian television premiere of Death or Liberty
Documentary drama Death or Liberty will have its Australian television premier this month on ABC TV.
Tiffany secures News Corp traineeship
Monash journalism’s Masters graduate Tiffany Korssen has secured a News Corp traineeship after a competitive selection process.
Saints project highly commended in Ossies
Monash University’s journalism and multimedia students have been highly commended in the Ossie Awards for their historical digital interactive, Saints’ long road to heaven.
Smethurst wins Walkley for Scoop of the Year
Monash journalism graduate Annika Smethurst has won the 2015 Walkley Award for All Media Scoop of the Year for her investigation of the Chopper scandal.
Exciting Asian study tours for journalism students
Monash University’s School of Journalism is proud to announce the creation of a new international journalism unit in 2016 and 2017, in partnership with Engineers Without Borders and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
State-of-the-art media centre takes shape on B5
A new multi-million dollar media centre will be available to Monash University’s School of Media, Film and Journalism students for semester 1, 2016.
MFJ staff recognised in VC awards
MFJ staff Associate Professor Deane Williams and senior lecturer Bill Birnbauer have been recognised for their outstanding achievements in the Vice-Chancellor’s Education and Research Awards.