In 1971, Griffith was created to be a new kind of university—one that offered new degrees in progressive fields such as Asian studies and environmental science. At the time, these study areas were revolutionary—today, they’re more important than ever.
Since then, we’ve grown into a comprehensive, research-intensive university, ranking in the top 5% of universities worldwide. Our teaching and research spans five campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 120,000 graduates extends around the world.
Griffith continues the progressive traditions of its namesake, Sir Samuel Walker Griffith, who was twice the Premier of Queensland, the first Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, and the principal author of the Australian Constitution.
A series of prestigious rankings systems place us in the top 5% of universities worldwide. By choosing to study at Griffith, students benefit from degrees informed by our world-class research, expert knowledge and industry connections.
In five of the largest and most credible world university rankings, Griffith is rated in the top 400:
- Times HE World University Rankings: 251-300
- Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU): 361
- QS World University Rankings: 329
- CWTS Leiden Ranking: 323
- University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP): 344
Griffith is the second highest ranked South East Queensland university in the prestigious ARWU listing. Griffith also ranks highly as a young university, ranking 38th in the 2015/16 QS University Rankings Top 50 Under 50 and 82nd in the 2015 Times Higher Education Top 100 under 50.
Students can take upto variety of courses at Griffith University.
- Business and Government
- Criminology and Law
- Engineering and IT
- Environment, Planing and Architecture
- Humanities and Languages
- Science and Aviation
- Visuals and Creative Arts