Our Areas of Strategic Investment help facilitate research excellence and drive positive solutions
Griffith researchers make highly significant contributions and find solutions that bring real and positive change to 21st century challenges and priority issues. Griffith is a research intensive university with an international reputation and world-leading expertise in our Areas of Strategic Investment.
Asian politics, security and development
Criminology and crime prevention
Questions concerning crime, justice, prevention and governance motivate nearly 200 Griffith researchers from a wide range of disciplines. They focus on contemporary global challenges to society and community wellbeing, with a focus on early intervention and prevention in areas of social disadvantage.
Our research incorporates the:
- Griffith Criminology Institute
- Griffith Centre for Social and Culture Research
- Cities Research Institute
- Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law.
DRUG DISCOVERY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Griffith University is a leader in drug discovery in Australia, with a strong focus on infectious diseases. The University's top chemists, biologists and health-care scientists are tackling multidisciplinary solutions across a wide range of diseases.
Griffith Climate Change Response Program
The Griffith Climate Change Response Program leads University’s research into climate change adaptation and mitigation.
The Program brings together Griffith research expertise from a range of disciplines, providing the capacity to address climate change problems through a multidisciplinary approach.
Health and chronic diseases
The Menzies Health Institute Queensland is committed to developing healthy communities through exceptional health and medical research.
With exceptional biomedical, nursing, allied health, social and behavioural scientists, clinical researchers and research candidates, Griffith’s Menzies HIQ has achieved remarkable outcomes.
MUSIC, THE ARTS AND THE ASIA–PACIFIC
Griffith University is a world leader in sustainable tourism research.
Our research expertise at the Griffith Institute for Tourism enhances links between businesses, government bodies and other research entities to solve current industry needs, and to maximise sustainability and resilience in the tourism sector.
Research centres and institutes
Griffith also delivers local, national and international solutions through niche research areas in medicine, quantum physics, environmental sciences, tourism and sport management, educational research, nursing, urban and regional planning, law and smart workplaces. Explore our vast network of research centres and institutes, which are responsible for much of our research output.
Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Awards
Each year the Vice Chancellor recognises research excellence with awards for:
- research leadership
- early career research
- mid-career research
- research supervision
- research groups and teams.