Monash University is one of the top 100 universities in the world according to the results of a survey of senior academics released by Times Higher Education today.

The University is ranked in the 91 – 100 band.

It is the first time Monash has achieved a top 100 entry in the Times Higher Education Reputation Rankings since they were first published in 2010.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Ed Byrne said the results highlighted the continuing development of the University’s reputation for excellence amongst the global academic community.

“Entry into the top 100 shows the growing reputation of the University through the impact and relevance of our research, the excellence of our facilities and our educational offering, and the quality of our graduates,” Professor Byrne said.

“To be held in such high esteem by senior academics from around the world confirms our belief that Monash is an institution whose star is on the rise. Our move into the top 100 universities worldwide is confirmation that we are rapidly becoming a serious contender in the sphere of global education and research and we believe we are well positioned to achieve greater success in the years ahead.”

The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings represent the collated results of an invitation-only academic opinion survey. The results were drawn from more than 20,000 senior, published academics who responded on the quality of research and teaching in institutions within their disciplines and with which they were familiar.

Phil Baty, Editor, Times Higher Education rankings, said The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings draw on the world’s largest invitation-only survey of experienced, senior academics, all around the world.

“They are selected to be statistically representative of both their discipline, and their region. So the reputation rankings are recognized as a powerful and widely used index of true global academic prestige,” Mr Baty said.

“The top 100 list represents only around 0.5 per cent of the universities in the world, so all of those ranked are truly among a tiny elite of the world’s most highly regarded academic institutions.

Monash’s entry into this elite group this year is a major achievement – and another clear indication of the institution’s arrival as a global university.”

In recent years, Monash has performed strongly in the three major international university rankings. In the 2012 Times Higher Education Rankings Monash entered the best 100 institutions in the world at 99, the QS World University Rankings rated the University at 61, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University) rated Monash 137th in the world (the first time the University had entered the top 150 in that index).

Detailed information about the Times Higher Education rankings is available on their website.