Monash University is the largest university in Australia, ranked in the world’s top 100 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight. We’re named after Sir John Monash, and fuelled by his desire for our students to leave here with a greater sense of purpose, and the skills and confidence to create positive change.

In under 60 years, we’ve grown from a single campus into an education and research powerhouse with a presence on four continents, committed to the challenges of the age.

Our work is making an impact all over the world, from bringing clean water to villages in Africa to creating new life-saving medicines. With four Australian campuses, one in Malaysia, and over 100 international partners, we’re making a difference on a global scale.

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Monash University hosts the SDSN Australia/Pacific Regional Network.

Member Projects

  1. Monash Sustainable Development Institute
    As one of the leading interdisciplinary research and education institutes for sustainable development in the world, the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI) is driven to find real solutions to some of the most significant challenges facing our world today. It brings together Monash University’s leading researchers – along with government, industry and the community – to focus on large-scale, interdisciplinary projects that address global issues aligned to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Its suite of world leading programs includes ClimateWorks Australia, which develops pathways to a low-carbon world, BehaviourWorks Australia, which studies behaviour change for sustainability and wellbeing, and other programs on water sensitive cities, sustainability leadership education and training, and the Sustainable Development Goals.
  2. Monash Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability
    The Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability at Monash University produces high quality research on economic and social problems in the developing world, and environment and sustainability more generally. Research areas span micro-economic development—including health, education, micro-finance, migration and remittances, poverty measurement, impacts of climate change, program evaluation and experimental methods—to trade, macroeconomics and growth.
  3. Monash Water for Liveability
    Monash Water for Liveability consolidates all of Monash University’s considerable research and development efforts in advancing water sensitive cities that respond to issues of water conservation and water security, risk of flooding, degradation of urban waterways and rising temperatures, in a way that enhances the liveability of our cities and towns.
  4. Masters of International Development Practice
    The Master of International Development Practice is designed to develop professions with the practical skills and analytical capacity to address the complex political, economic, cultural and ecological challenges contributing to extreme poverty, reduced health, environmental vulnerability and fragile governance, factors that affect the wellbeing of millions of people worldwide.
  5. Castan Centre for Human Rights Law
    The Castan Centre seeks to promote and protect human rights through the generation and dissemination of public scholarship in international and domestic human rights law. It works through public education, policy, student programs, Indigenous programs, teaching, research, and human rights training.

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