Case Study

Redefining global higher education: the Monash Warwick Alliance

The Monash Warwick Alliance is redefining higher education by bringing together two world-class institutions, creating a new model for research-led institutions to meet the global challenges of the 21st century.

By working together, we’ll help meet the demand for graduates with a global education, and for universities that are equipped and motivated to undertake research addressing world-relevant and strategically important problems.

The alliance is a unique opportunity to expand my research to the biomedical field by working with world experts. Beyond traditional collaborations, the alliance enables us to merge our research programmes by combining the world-class expertise and facilities available at Warwick and Monash.

Professor Sébastien Perrier

Professor Sébastien Perrier

Sebastien Perrier

As one of the first Monash Warwick Alliance research appointees, Professor Sébastien Perrier is at the forefront of our engagement with global research.

“The way in which the Monash Warwick Alliance is bringing researchers together is unprecedented", he says. "Working with international colleagues is expanding our knowledge base and enhancing our ability to conduct ground-breaking research.”

Previously awarded the Wolfson Research Merit award by the Royal Society and the Le Fèvre Memorial Prize by the Australian Academy of Science, Professor Perrier – a Warwick PhD graduate – was named as the Distinguished Winner of the 2014 Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

In its citation the ACS commented that ‘Professor Perrier was selected in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the research in living radical polymerizations in both fundamental and applied polymer chemistry’.

Dividing his time between the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and our own Department of Chemistry, Professor Perrier focuses on the synthesis of macromolecules with highly controlled and pre-determinable structures using modern polymer and organic synthetic methods.


As part of the Strategy refresh process, a number of videos have been filmed with a range of senior staff from across the University. You can watch two of the videos relevant to Goal Three below.

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Embedding Internationalism

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