Collaborating with the world

Collaborative research opportunities at Griffith open doors to greater innovation and discovery for our researchers, who are ready to think globally and discover new world solutions.

At Griffith, you'll gain all the advantages of studying at a research-intensive university that fosters industry, community, government, national and international research collaborations—offering you an immersive university experience.


The Griffith PhD experience

Pursue your passion for research

The Griffith PhD experience

Griffith PhD and research degree candidates discuss their research, and their experience at Griffith.

Why study at Griffith

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Future-ready skills and knowledge

We offer a range of resources, opportunities and over 100 workshops each year to support you to develop research and practical skills.

Support to succeed

You'll be supported in every aspect of your research journey, from a comprehensive orientation program to help you hit the ground running, to help with planning your research degree, research methodology, statistical and software training, writing and publishing, and selling and presenting your research.

Collaborative research opportunities

Griffith’s collaborative research opportunities open doors to greater innovation and discovery for our research candidates, who are ready to think globally and discover new solutions to world issues. You will have the opportunity to explore multidisciplinary collaborations with researchers across our 30+ research centres and institutes, in extensive and varied discipline areas.

Research support

You'll be supported with research training workshops and a comprehensive suite of library services ranging from research and data management tools to extensive borrowing privileges.

Research infrastructure

Griffith offers world-class facilities and resources for research candidates. Building our research and teaching infrastructure remains a priority for us as we continue to invest in campus developments to create the best possible environment and experience for our research community.

Learn from the best

Our teachers and researchers have won more national awards since 2012 than any other university’s staff*, and our candidates who learn in this environment are renowned among employers for their skills, experience and work ethic. *Based on Learning and Teaching results from the Department of Education.

Global connections

Griffith researchers are well connected and collaborative, with over 5,000 national partners and over 200 international research agreements. With these connections, a Griffith PhD or research degree will prepare you for work almost anywhere in the world.

Research graduate employment outcomes

Key data, such as employment and earnings outcomes and career history of Griffith PhD and research masters graduates is now available via our interactive website – the first of its kind in Australia.

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Ranked in the top 2% of Universities worldwide*

Griffith is ranked among some of the best universities in the world in terms of research publication output, its research community, and international partnerships. It is one of only three universities in South East Queensland to be listed in the Top 500.

* Based on the International Association of Universities – World Higher Education Database, listing more than 18,500 institutions of higher education. Current as at July 2018.

Research excellence

The latest analysis of Excellence in Research for Australia found 99% of our research rated at world standard or above.

Indigenous support

Our Indigenous Research Unit supports and facilitates research relevant to and prioritised by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The Unit also aims to influence policy to improve socio-economic conditions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to further the aspirations of communities.

Professional development

We aim to inspire, motivate and empower research candidates. GGRS offers a range of research and professional development programs, workshops and masterclasses to give you the skills needed in your research degree and further career.


Located on the east coast of Australia in Queensland’s south-east corner, Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and is widely known as a lifestyle destination. With its subtropical climate, public open spaces and dynamic urban experiences, our region has a lifestyle that promotes innovation and education — a perfect setting for a dynamic and progressive institution such as Griffith University.

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