Did you know?
- Griffith became involved in the SEQ Health Waterways Programs in 1999 and this has continued for over a decade.
- Griffith is host to the Australian Government’s National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility which is located on our Gold Coast campus
- The Smart Water building is a $14 million state-of-the-art research facility, funded by the Queensland State Government in partnership with Gold Coast City Council and Griffith
Griffith is a research intensive University with a rapidly growing national and international profile for innovative and interdisciplinary research. Our world-class researchers work in collaboration with industry, government and the community to tackle the big issues of sustainability.
We welcome your involvement in research.
Griffith's Research Centres and Institutes provide a robust framework for focussed research, while the University's commitment to its Areas of Strategic Investment underpins its aspirations for world-leading research outcomes. Griffith's Areas of Strategic Investment related to sustainability include:
Climate change adaptation
The Griffith Climate Change Response Program leads Griffith University's research into climate change adaptation and mitigation. The program promotes a multidisciplinary approach to climate change research inclusive of the environmental, social, economic and governance dimensions.
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 global engaged.
Sustainable tourism is one of the University’s areas of strategic investment, bringing together three research programs:
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, estaurine and urban water.