Griffith's research in the field of political science was recently assessed by ERA as "well above world standard", receiving the maximum rating of "5".
We have been at the forefront of political research and education for more than 25 years, bringing together some of Australia's leading researchers, teachers and practitioners in the areas of political science, public policy, governance, and international relations. We are Queensland's number one university, and second in Australia, in the field of political science offering degrees in:
Our staff have an international reputation for research excellence and are in high demand in industry and government around the world. As a student, you will benefit from the reputation of our staff and undertake programs informed by world-class research. You will graduate with a highly relevant degree that is valued by employers and the confidence, skills, and knowledge needed to respond to changes in the world of government and international relations.
We are a founding member of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and are home to the Centre for Governance and Public Policy and the Griffith Asia Institute, providing you with direct access to one of the largest teams of experts in government, politics, public policy and international relations in Australia, including internationally awarded public policy researchers and practitioners.
- We ranked in the world's top 100 in the 2014 QS World University Rankings by Subject for the field of politics and international studies. This measure ranks universities across the world, as determined by surveys of leading academic experts and employers who recruit graduates they regard as being outstanding in their field.
- Our research credentials are strong, and we rank highly among Australian universities for politics and international relations research. We ranked second only to the Australian National University (ANU) among Australian universities in the field of political science in an independent review based on ARC grants and high-impact articles conducted in 2010.
- We equalled second in the country for the Political Science field of research (equal with The University of Queensland, University of Sydney and University of Melbourne) in the 2010 ERA National Report.
- Griffith has been the leader in ARC grants in political science over the past 20 years, and ranked second only to ANU for ARC grants in the 2000-2012 period.
- We ranked second only to ANU in A* political science journals and international relations journals (the largest sub-field of political science) during the period 2003 - 2010.