Victoria is home to many of Australia’s world-leading research and developing life-changing medicines.

Monash University was named as the world’s top university in Pharmacy and Pharmacology in the authoritative QS World University Rankings.

It is the first time that an Australian university has achieved this rank in life sciences, with Monash topping renowned institutions including the University of Oxford, Harvard University and the University of Cambridge.

Monash’s confirmation as the leader in pharmaceutical sciences and drug discovery follows achievements including the development of Australia’s first COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, manufactured locally for clinical trials, and the launch of Septerna, a biotech company dedicated to discovering and advancing novel small molecule medicines.

Monash researchers are also developing an inhaled oxytocin powder for postpartum haemorrhage, which could save many lives in developing countries where treatment for this condition is currently hard to obtain.

Monash's senior leaders share their congratulations and reflect on the significance of the University's latest rankings achievement.

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