, established in 1958 by an Act of Parliament
, Monash University was the first university to be established in Victoria
for 106 years. Intake of students began in 1961, with 363 students undertaking studies. Now, over 45,000 students undertake their studies at Monash, spread across eight campuses - six in Australia (Berwick
) , one in Malaysia
, and one in South Africa
. Currently (2002), the Chancellor is Mr Jerry Ellis, and the Vice Chancellor and President was Professor David Robinson, up until 11 July 2002, when it was agreed that he should stand down from the position due to what might be called plagiarism
. In this case, it was something to do with the non-acknowledgement of some research sources. Update
: The new Vice-Chancellor and President has been appointed. As of the evening of 18 July 2002, Monash University Council has appointed Professor Peter Darvall as Vice-Chancellor and President of the university.
-- all are available at the Clayton campus, most are provided at the other campuses.
Faculties and faculty colours at Monash
Graduates of note
- Enrolment breakdown by sex:
- Student enrolment.
- Course type:
- The Clayton campus will be the site for Australia's first synchrotron.
- University Motto:
Ancora imparo: "I am still learning". Attributed to Michelangelo
- The Monash coat of Arms depicts an open book in the top left quadrant, the stars of the Southern Cross in the lower half, and a sword and a wreath in the top right quadrant, all on a turquoise blue background. The open book is a common item in the coats of arms of places of education and learning, and symbolizes the pursuit of knowledge; the stars of the Southern Cross are appropriate to the geographical position of the university; the sword and the wreath are references to the coat of arms granted to Sir John Monash, the namesake of the University.
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