Our vision is to be one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region

We believe in a remarkable tomorrow, in doing our best and supporting others to do theirs.

Our founders knew professional and industrial environments constantly vary and that universities needed to equip their students with the skills to adapt and lead positive change for the future.

We’ve never lost sight of our progressive beginnings and everything we do—from education to research and community engagement—is designed to not only meet, but improve the new world our students, graduates and communities will encounter.

Our mission

The mission of Griffith University is to engage in outstanding scholarship that makes a major contribution to society and to produce groundbreaking research. Students will be provided with an excellent education and the capacity to develop and apply knowledge to exercise influence and make meaningful life-long contributions to their communities.

Values and commitments

In pursuit of our vision and mission, the University is committed to:

Rigorous standards of scholarship

Positively influencing our communities through teaching, research and scholarly activities

Engaging students as partners in their education

Recognising our location in the Asia–Pacific and deepening our engagement with the region

Bringing disciplines together to address the key issues of our time

Promoting the respect of individual rights and ethical standards

Participatory decision making and problem solving

Contributing to a robust, equitable and environmentally sustainable society

Recognising and valuing diversity

Recognising our first peoples and enabling their continued contribution to the nation


We foster a range of industry, government and community partnerships locally and internationally

Strategic directions

Our strategic plans give expression to our vision to further develop Griffith as a university of influence.

Equity, diversity and inclusion

We acknowledge and embrace difference, and believe all people—regardless of gender, race, age, marital or parental status, sexuality, disability or religious belief—have the right to be treated equitably.

Sustainability commitment

Since our inception, Griffith has had an ongoing commitment to the environment and sustainability.

Teaching and learning

Our innovative teaching methods and learning experiences set us apart