Monash South Africa: A University Delivering Impact
In 2001 a unique educational institution joined the South African Higher Education community. Monash South Africa is the youngest of the Monash campuses and reflects the international footprint of Monash University on the African continent.
The modern, attractive South African campus is situated on a secure 100-hectare site in Ruimsig, North-West of central Johannesburg.
Impressive and advanced teaching facilities include high-tech lecture theatres and tutorial rooms, a library with access to the fully digitised Monash periodical and serials collection, and computer labs with cutting edge PCs.
Monash South Africa offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees within four schools: The School of Social Science, The School of Business and Economics, The School of Information Technology and The School of Health Sciences, as well as a Foundation Program, suited to students seeking a different path into university study.
The students receive a well-rounded education and have the opportunity to meet and interact with citizens from all over Africa and the world. They use the knowledge and skills they acquire at Monash South Africa to contribute to the communities and the world in which they live. The university has an active student volunteer program and participate in research and social programs that have a direct positive impact on the region, the country and the continent.
In a recent study published in The New York Times (20 October 2011), more than 200 CEO’s from the world’s most successful companies rated Monash in the top 50 of world universities from which to hire graduates. By leveraging Monash South Africa’s global network and providing experiences that give the graduates a broader, richer perspective; it helps them become perfect candidates for any business looking to thrive in a global market.
The Water Research Node at Monash South Africa is undertaking groundbreaking research. The study of water harvesting in informal settlements is currently underway, made possible by professional staff and dedicated students who are experts in their fields. The Node aims to address some of the key water resource management challenges of contemporary Africa through research, education and community engagement. Professor Arthur Lowery is currently overseeing the design of the bionic eye device that could restore sight to 85 percent of the millions of people that are clinically blind. This technology is on track for trial in just two years.
Professors Alan Trounson and Carl Wood achieved the world’s first successful IVF pregnancy in 1973. 12 out of the first fifteen IVF babies are Monash babies. Monash research continues to make an impact in reproductive science as the treatment becomes more accessible worldwide.
For more information and the full course range please visit http://www.monash.ac.za/