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Monash University

Monash University, is one of Australia's most prestigious universities. It has a total of eight campuses: six campuses in Australia, one in Malaysia and one in South Africa. The university also has two centres in London and one in Prato[?] Italy.

The university was established by an Act of the Australian Parliament[?] in 1958 and was the second university to be established in the state of Victoria. The original campus was in south-eastern suburb of Melbourne, Clayton. In 1992, a series of merges were made between Monash University, The Caulfield Institute of Technology and The Victorian College of Pharmacy, making Monash the largest and the most diverse university in Australia. Courses are offered from diploma to doctoral level in the faculties of art and design, arts, business and economics, education, engineering, information technology, law, medicine, pharmacy and science. The university is also home to a number of specialist research centres.

The university is named after the prominent Australian general Sir John Monash and took its first students in 1961.

The Monash Clayton campus overs an area over 100 hectares, making it the largest university campus on the continent. In 2001, the Australian Federal Government decided to build the first Australia Synchrotron in Monash's Clayton Campus. Synchrotron is one of the most powerful electronic microscopes in the world, capable of viewing matters at molecular level. The project is said to cost over 200 million dollars.

The motto is Ancora imparo, 'I am still learning', a favourite saying of Michelangelo.

There are approximately 48,000 students at the university.

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