A series of prestigious rankings systems place Griffith in the top 2% of universities worldwide

We also rank highly as a young university, ranking 35th in the 2019 QS World University Rankings Top 50 Under 50 and 37th in the 2018 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings. By choosing to study at Griffith, students benefit from degrees informed by our world-class research, expert knowledge and industry connections.

World rankings

In four of the largest and most credible world university rankings, Griffith is rated in the top 300:

Times Higher Education World University Rankings: 251–300

University Ranking by Academic Performance: 279

US News Best Global Universities: 240

CWTS Leiden Ranking: 264

Griffith is also recognised in the world's top 400 rankings:

Academic Ranking of World Universities: 301-400

QS World University Rankings: 320

National Taiwan University Ranking: 318

Young and ambitious

Griffith ranks highly as a young university, ranking 35th in the 2019 QS World University Rankings: Top 50 Under 50 and 37th in the 2018 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings. Being a young university means we have the freedom to respect tradition without being restricted by it, which gives us the flexibility to adapt to the ever-changing needs of students, industry and the community. We’ve introduced Australia’s first degrees in a wide range of important areas, from Asian studies and environmental science to dental technology and forensic science. We were also quick to adopt online education, and have offered online study options for almost 20 years.


Our researchers are at the forefront of international discovery

Australia's top teachers

Griffith is the leading university in Australia for citations and fellowships from the Australian Government’s Office of Learning and Teaching. In the last five years, we have won:

3 Australian University Teacher of the Year awards *Since 2007

7 Teaching Excellence awards

3 Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning

34 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

7 National Teaching Fellowships

Five stars for educational experience

Griffith holds a five star rating for overall educational experience from the Good Universities Guide, an independent guide to Australian higher education. We also have five star rankings for our highly qualified staff, skills development, and teaching quality.

Subject rankings

Griffith ranked in the top 300 in the ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018 for a range of subjects.

Top 10

  • Hospitality and Leisure Management (ranked 2nd)

Top 50

  • Nursing (ranked 11th)
  • Law (ranked 33rd)

Top 50–100

  • Civil Engineering
  • Water Resources
  • Transportation Science and Technology
  • Public Health
  • Political Sciences
  • Education

Top 101–150

  • Geography
  • Oceanography
  • Energy Science and Engineering
  • Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Dentistry and Oral Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Business Administration
  • Management

Top 151–200

  • Ecology
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Communication

Top 201–300

  • Chemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Economics
  • Psychology

Griffith MBA

Our MBA ranked among leading national and global MBA s in CEO Magazine's 2018 MBA Rankings. We ranked fourth in Australia in the 2017 Financial Review BOSS Magazine MBA survey and earned a five-star rating in the Graduate Management Association of Australia's 2017 MBA Star Rating. Find out more about our MBA credentials.

Research excellence

The 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia results highlight Griffith’s performance at world standard or above across more than 50 different disciplines. With over 1,700 experts conducting research across all major academic disciplines, Griffith is focused on understanding the world we live in and improving people’s lives.

Griffith was rated ‘well above world-standard’ for the following 20 fields of research:

  • Condensed matter physics
  • Optical physics
  • Quantum physics
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Macromolecular and materials chemistry
  • Physical chemistry (incl. structural)
  • Ecological applications
  • Environmental science and management
  • Ecology
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Materials engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Dentistry
  • Medical microbiology
  • Nursing
  • Oncology and carcinogenesis
  • Tourism
  • Criminology
  • Political science

Teaching and learning

Our innovative teaching methods and learning experiences set us apart