Success stories

Halfbrick Studio

Griffith University enjoys mutually beneficial industry partnerships with a spectrum of business and government organisations

Our wide­-reaching relationships help boost outcomes for businesses and enhance student learning, as well as broaden the scope for new research discoveries.

These case studies provide a glimpse into the vast opportunities such partnerships can provide.


Halfbrick Studios

Brisbane-­based game developer Halfbrick Studios has partnered with Griffith University to create a work-integrated learning initiative dubbed the ‘Halfbrick Academy’. The company has also employed a number of Griffith graduates.

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#GC2018 internships

As part of Griffith’s partnership with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, students will have the opportunity to intern with the event’s organising body GOLDOC during the build-up and staging of the Games.

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GHD—one of the world’s leading engineering, architecture, environmental and construction companies—partners with Griffith through the University’s Industry Affiliates Program. A work-integrated learning initiative, the program places final-­year science, environment, engineering and technology students into relevant project roles for a semester as part of their degree.

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A global outlook and valuable life experience has helped Griffith graduates secure roles in the Brisbane and Gold Coast offices of KPMG—an international network of financial firms that operates in 155 countries.

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Natura Pacific

Griffith has partnered with Gold Coast-based environmental company Natura Pacific to produce a gardening app that will promote the planting of local flora.

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Queensland Health

Queensland Health and Griffith University have enjoyed a long­standing partnership since Griffith first offered health degrees in the 1990s. The partnership allows for clinical placements of health students as well as an array of joint research projects.

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Research commercialisation

City of Gold Coast

The City of Gold Coast partners with Griffith as part of its ongoing strategy to maintain and safeguard its community’s greatest asset—the Gold Coast’s world-famous beaches. Recognising the vast environmental, social and economic value of these beaches, the local council engages Griffith Centre for Coastal Management to conduct vital scientific research, as well as build community awareness, to protect the Gold Coast shoreline.

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Jaybird CEO Judd Armstrong—a Griffith business graduate—harnessed the technological expertise of Griffith researchers for his company’s line of wearable fitness trackers.

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Professional development


AMP has partnered with Griffith University to create an online Master of Financial Planning degree that combines theoretical coursework with practical, hands­-on experience as a financial adviser.

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Research impact

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