Griffith ranks in the top five percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2012 Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU), and Social Sciences Top 200 by the ARWU. We also feature in the inaugural world university rankings of the best universities under the age of 50, the QS Top 50 under 50 and the Times Higher Education 100 under 50.
In 2013 we were placed in the top 400 of the CWTS Leiden Rankings, indicating a strong focus on research quality as well as volume from our researchers. The Leiden rankings measure research impact based on the proportion of articles belonging to the top 10% most frequently cited articles, compared with other publications in the same field and in the same year.
Griffith ranks among Australia's top-10 universities, according to the latest research rankings (2008-2012), in the Nature Publishing Index for the Asia-Pacific region. These Nature rankings are based on the number of primary research papers that were published within the last five years in the areas of life sciences, physical and chemical sciences.
The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2012 results (based on the 2005-2010 period) profile Griffith as a comprehensive, research-active university with approximately 88% of eligible researchers associated with broad (two-digit) fields of research assessed at world standard or better. Our fields of research assessed at world standard or better are located across the University in areas including health, science, environment, information technology, business, social sciences, humanities and the creative and performing arts.