The AEL group encompasses creative and performing arts, law, education, criminology, social science and humanities
We are the largest and most diverse academic group in the University, and our presence across all six Griffith University campuses focuses on developing programs to prepare students for a changing world. We are proud to foster an environment where research intensity can flourish, with our academic community undertaking outstanding scholarship and research that makes a major contribution to society.
Professor Scott Harrison, Pro Vice Chancellor
Arts, Education and Law Research
Our Arts, Education and Law researchers undertake outstanding scholarship and ground-breaking research that makes major contributions to society. Their work supports social change and development across the world. Professor Paul Taçon is leading a national campaign to save Australia's rock art, which has been dated back to 39,000 years ago.
The AEL group has Australia's best teachers
Griffith has received more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other university, including three Arts, Education and Law staff being named Australian University Teacher of the Year.
Associate Professor Halim Rane
Associate Professor Halim Rane developed the University's unique suite of Islamic Studies with a contemporary, secular focus on Islam-West relations. He is Griffith's third recipient of the prestigious Australian University Teacher of the Year award, acknowledging the quality teaching and outstanding contributions made to student learning at Griffith.
Queensland Conservatorium graduate, renowned vocalist and composer Katie Noonan is synonymous with Australian music. Explore some of our remarkable Arts, Education and Law Alumni.
Best global university ranking result celebrated
28 Oct 2021
Griffith University has achieved its highest global ranking result ever, rated 201st in the US News Best Global Universities Ranking 2022.
Keeping First Nations languages alive through song
21 Oct 2021
Candace Kruger has been commissioned to create a song in language for the country’s largest virtual orchestra.
Top kids’ content creators mentor Griffith filmmakers
14 Oct 2021
Creatives from Griffith Film School are being mentored by award-winning childrens’ content creators.
Griffith experts support reforms of Lao PDR’s water sector
13 Oct 2021
Project to support improvement of water governance and management in Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
Return to work hampered by stigma and lack of support
12 Oct 2021
Twin Griffith-led reports recommend changes to return to work practices.