Message from the Vice Chancellor July 2018

For the second year in a row, Griffith has secured great outcomes in the ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

This year’s edition contained rankings of more than 4,000 universities in 54 subjects across the natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences.

In 2018 the University was ranked in 36 subjects (up from 30 in 2017) placing us ninth in Australia for total number of subjects ranked. In terms of subjects appearing in the top 100, we rose from eight last year to ten this year, positioning us at number eight in the nation.

These outcomes align well with the QS subject rankings published in March 2018 in which 27 subjects were listed. Griffith was ranked 9th in Australia for both the total number of subjects listed and the number of subjects in the Top 100.

At the discipline level, outstanding outcomes were achieved in Hospitality & Tourism Management which was ranked 2nd in the world (maintaining its 2017 position), Nursing (including Midwifery) which was ranked 11th (up three places from 2017), and Law (including Criminology) which was ranked 33rd in the world (up five places from 2017), making Griffith number 1 in Australia in this area.

As I have mentioned in previous alumni newsletters, the University’s strong performance in world rankings enhances the prestige of a Griffith degree and stamps us as a university of influence on the international stage.

In closing this month’s message, I would like to thank all our alumni who attended recent alumni receptions in Toronto on 1 June, in Los Angeles on 6 June (attended by the Consul General Ms Chelsey Martin), in Sydney on 27 June, and in Brisbane on 12 July, as well as those who will be attending the upcoming alumni event in Melbourne on 2 August. It is always inspiring to hear so many stories of our graduates succeeding in their chosen careers and in all corners of the world.

Professor Ian O’Connor AC

Vice Chancellor and President

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