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 five 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 Paul Mazerolle, 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
Our teachers have won more Australian Government awards, citations, fellowships and grants than any other university, including two 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.
April 23, 2018
Emerging artist in the spotlight at national graduate exhibition
Queensland College of Art graduate Mandy Quadrio is one of 30 emerging artists chosen to exhibit at the Hatched National Graduate Show. The prestigious exhibition at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art has been running since 1992, and showcases the country's best up-and-coming artists.
April 20, 2018
‘Devil’ in the details for Eugene’s video game success
For Bachelor of Popular Music graduate Eugene Nesci, the success of the video game Devil Daggers is a validation of his skills and a reward for dedication
April 19, 2018
Griffith Journalism students write their own history
For three hectic weeks – around 40 Griffith University students had an opportunity that many reporters would envy – having access to and reporting on the Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast. Based from a pop-up newsroom at the Gold Coast campus for the duration of the Games, journalism,...
April 19, 2018
Book Town Movement – regenerating regional culture
When so much of today’s world is digital why are small, rural book towns in Europe, Australia and across the globe flourishing?
April 17, 2018
Photography graduate scoops top awards
Queensland College of Art alumnus Adam Ferguson has scooped two of the world's most prestigious photography prizes for his striking portraits of Nigerian girls recruited as suicide bombers by Boko Haram. Adam was named Photographer of the Year at the Pictures of the Year International competition an...
April 16, 2018
The medals won by Team Griffith at GC2018
Who won what medals in what sports.