- Established in 1971 and officially opened in 1975, the University is named in honour of Sir Samuel Griffith (1845-1920), a former Premier and Chief Justice of Queensland and the first Chief Justice of Australia.
- Griffith's Queensland College of Art was established in Brisbane in 1881, followed in 1957 by the Queensland Conservatorium.
- We are home to over 43,000 students from all over the world.
- Griffith offers more than 300 degrees including undergraduate degrees, postgraduate and research degrees.
- We have five campuses: Gold Coast, Logan, Mt Gravatt, Nathan and South Bank.
- More than 120,000 graduates from over 156 countries have passed through our doors.
- Griffith was the first Australian university to offer Environmental science and Asian studies degrees.
- Griffith University is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact - the world's largest voluntary corporate and sustainability initiative.
- Griffith Business School is recognised by the Aspen Institute's ‘Top 100’ for its leadership in integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into its programs. Our MBA is ranked #26 in the world, which is the highest Australian ranking, in the 2009-2010 Beyond Grey Pinstripes Global Top 100.
- Griffith Business School was the first Australian business school to sign the United Nations principles of responsible management education.
- Griffith University has international accreditation from AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This accreditation is considered one of the highest achievements for an educational institution, with less than 5 per cent of the world's business schools receiving the accolade.
- In the prestigious QS World University Rankings Griffith has ranked in the top 400 universities in the world for the last six years, which means we are in the top 5% of universities in the world.
- Our world leading teaching staff are not just passionate about what they do, they have also been recognised for it with a host of prestigious accolades including numerous Australian Learning and Teaching Council awards.
- In the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment 88 per cent of Griffith researchers were located in disciplines assessed at world standard or better. Across the disciplines, 85 per cent (17) of Griffith University's 20 broad (two-digit) disciplines were rated world standard or better.
- Griffith achieved excellent funding outcomes from the 2013 National Health and Medical Research Centre (NHMRC) Project Grant round, with 10 new grants totalling almost $6.2 million. Over the last 3 years, Griffith has substantially increased in both the number of grants and amount of funding awarded to the University under this scheme.
- Griffith University has secured a top 400 position in the Academic Ranking of World Universities for 2012 complementing its top 400 positions on the Leiden Ranking 2013 (383) and the QS World University Rankings 2012 (368). The ARWU was first published in 2003 by the Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and is considered the most reputable and reliable global ranking of research performance.
- Griffith currently features in both the inaugural world university rankings of the best universities under the age of 50, the Times Higher Education 'Top 100 Institutions under the age of 50' and the QS 'Top 50 under 50' rankings.
- In the 2013 CWTS Leiden Rankings, Griffith placed in the top 200 rankings for Social Sciences and was placed in the world top 200 and equal 6th among Australian universities for social sciences research in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
- Law and Legal Studies at Griffith achieved a world rank of equal 43rd on the QS World University Subject Rankings 2013. This places Law at Griffith in sixth position within Australia and also the top ranked university in Queensland in this discipline. There are 7 other subjects in which Griffith was ranked in the top 200 QS World University Subject Rankings 2013. These are: Politics and International Studies; Education (Top 51-100), Environmental Sciences; Agriculture and Forestry; Communication and Media Studies; Sociology (Top 101-150) and Psychology (Top 151-200).
- Griffith University ranks 8th among Australian universities, according to the latest research rankings in the Nature Publishing Index for the Asia-Pacific region. These rankings are based on the number of primary research papers that were published within the last 5 years (2008-2012).
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