The New Griffith

New Spaces

Our campuses are evolving. From the one campus at Nathan 1975 to five today, we’re Australia’s fastest growing university precinct. Over the next few years, we’re rolling out over $320 million worth of upgrades to our campuses across Brisbane, Logan and the Gold Coast.


Gold Coast masterplan

A new masterplan outlines the vision for the Gold Coast campus as a vibrant centre for students and a hub for the wider community, offering space for education, recreation and culture.

With a range of impressive new teaching and learning facilities already opened and plans for a new aquatic centre, redeveloped campus heart and extra car parking, the campus will potentially double in size, responding to the needs of the growing Coast community. And with two light rail stops, set to start operating from mid-2014, the campus will be more accessible than ever before.
Learn more about our Masterplan

New ways to learn

We've always been keen to embrace new technology and to explore the opportunities it holds for our students and our researchers.

That's why we were an early adopter of online education. Our aviation degrees—the first of their kind in Australia—have offered online study options for students since 1997. We're also a founding member of Open Universities Australia, and one of Australia's largest providers of online education.
From 2014, we’re expanding our online degrees and introducing new flexible study options. We’re introducing a suite of degrees that can be studied online, on-campus, or a combination of both, giving students the ability to customise their degree to suit their learning style and lifestyle.
We’ve also introduced two free online courses through Open2Study, offering students the opportunity to explore an interest, develop their professional knowledge and experience Griffith before they apply.
We continue to look for new ways to help our students connect with their peers, teachers and industry experts, such as through social media, apps and work-integrated learning and overseas study.
More new ways to learn

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Student Life

There's a lot to experience at university. As well as gaining knowledge from your degree and preparing for your future career, it's a chance to meet new people, make new friends and take part in social, sporting and cultural activities.

We're currently upgrading our campuses to provide improved facilities for our students.
At Nathan, the campus heart has been redeveloped, with more spaces for students to work and relax, and more places for you to eat.
At the Gold Coast, we've got new study spaces in the Library and Learning Commons, including the new Microsoft Tech Lounge, including Xbox 360s with
Kinect, laptops, tablets and desktop computers.
And at Mt Gravatt, we’ve got a world-class tennis centre and a redeveloped aquatic and fitness centre, available for students, staff and the wider community.
Find out what's on

New Degrees

Our Origins

Griffith University continues the progressive traditions of its namesake, Sir Samuel Griffith. Twice premier of Queensland, Sir Samuel Griffith played a major role in the federation of Australia.

Sir Samuel Griffith was committed to public debate and ideas and, through his active citizenship, helped shape an emerging nation. Griffith University was based on these values, and they've guided us as we continue to grow and innovate. They've helped us achieve our goal to be a new kind of university that responds to new challenges and new opportunities through education and research that shapes the world. In 2013, we'll again honour Sir Samuel Griffith when we open the Sir Samuel Griffith building, Australia's first teaching and research building powered by a combination of photovoltaics and hydrogen, at our Nathan campus.
Learn more about Sir Samuel Griffith

New Ratings & Rankings

We're ranked in the top 5%

of universities worldwide. By choosing to study at Griffith, students benefit from degrees that are informed by our world-class research, expert knowledge, and industry connections.

2013 rankings

Born To Be New

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.

Created in a time of social upheaval, our founders knew that the world would constantly change and that universities needed to equip their students with the skills to change with it. So when we officially opened our doors in 1975, we attracted a new breed of students and staff who wanted to face new challenges and opportunities head on. Today, we’ve grown into a comprehensive university, teaching across five campuses in south-east Queensland and in all study areas. But we’ve never lost sight of our progressive beginnings. Everything we do – from education to research to community involvement – is designed to meet the new world that our students, graduates and communities will encounter. Over the next three years, Griffith is undergoing a major transformation, with new state-of-the-art buildings and new student experiences. We’re calling this transformation the New Griffith 2013-16. But when you think about it, it’s really Griffith still being Griffith. We were born to be new.