He sits in good company alongside Oxford University and Harvard University
Monash University in Melbourne retained its second rank in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology, according to the QS 2021 World University Rankings by Subject released Thursday.
The University of Oxford in the United Kingdom claimed the first place while Harvard University in the United States was ranked after Monash in third place, out of 856 universities considered in this field.
Since subject ranking was introduced in 2011, Monash University has been consistently ranked in the most elite group of pharmacy and pharmacology programs in the world, with an average ranking of the top 10.
Its second rank means it retains its long-standing position as the top university of pharmacy and pharmacology in Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
“Ranking number two in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology for the second year in a row reflects the Faculty’s continued desire to be at the forefront of pharmaceutical research, practice and education on world stage, ”said Professor Arthur Christopoulos, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
“As experts in drugs and how they interact with the body, pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists play a vital role in our healthcare system.
“Now more than ever, the world needs these skills as we collectively tackle a number of global health challenges,” said Professor Christopoulos.
“The success of the Faculty would not be possible without the dedication of our talented staff and students and the generosity of our collaborators in the profession of pharmacy and biomedical research and education.
The next Australian university on the list is the University of Sydney, ranked 13th in pharmacy and pharmacology, followed by the University of Queensland in 31st.
The QS World University Rankings is compiled from an analysis of over 13.9 million unique articles and global surveys conducted by employers and academics.