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Partner Profile: Monash University

Monash University is a public research university located in Melbourne. Founded in 1958, it is the second oldest university in the State of Victoria and one of the largest and most reputable universities in Australia.

The university is home to major research facilities, including the Australian Synchrotron, the Monash Science Technology Research and Innovation Precinct (STRIP), the Australian Stem Cell Centre, and over one hundred research centers. Monash is a member of Australia’s Group of Eight, a coalition of the leading research universities in the country.

Over 50,000 students are spread across six campuses in Melbourne and the surrounding areas. Melbourne, located on the southeastern border of the continent, is the second-largest city in the country and is a thriving business and cultural center. 

NC State maintains a student exchange agreement with Monash University. NC State student Brianna Sorber studied abroad at Monash and enjoyed her research experiences in marine biology and learning about Aboriginal history in a class dedicated to exploring contemporary Australia.

Monash recently released a new video highlighting the experiences of study abroad at their university. Braxton Harvey – a junior at NC State studying animal science – is featured in the video. Check it out below and learn more about their exchange programs.