World-class research focused on meeting current and future challenges

Our world-class researchers work in collaboration with industry, government and the community to tackle global challenges.

Griffith's Climate Action Beacon work uses interdisciplinary research and partnerships with government, business, industry, and communities to develop and implement collective climate action. These unique collaborations provide the best chance of addressing climate change risks and opportunities for all. Our new Research and Innovation Plan 2021-2025 sets the direction for Griffith to be recognised internationally as a university of impact and innovation.

Focus areas

Climate change adaptation

The Griffith Climate Change Response Program and Climate Action Beacon lead Griffith University's research into climate change adaptation and mitigation - promoting multidisciplinary approaches to climate change research and action inclusive of the environmental, social, economic and governance dimensions.

Environmental sciences

Environmental Science at Griffith is largely addressed through the activities of the Environmental Futures Research Institute. The Environmental Futures Centre is trans-disciplinary, diverse in research expertise - combining fundamental, applied and social sciences, solutions oriented and locally active and globally engaged.

Research expertise

Sustainable tourism

Sustainable tourism is one of the University’s areas of strategic investment, bringing together two research programs:

Water science

Griffith's Australian Rivers Institute is home to more than 120 scientists and research students, making it the largest concentration of university-based water researchers in the country. The Institute plays a leading role in managing water resources with a focus on freshwater, estuarine and urban water.

Contact us

Griffith Sustainability Room -1.10F, Building N16, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Road, Nathan QLD, 4111