History, Affiliations and Rankings
Griffith University was formally founded in 1971 and opened its doors in 1975, introducing Australia's first degrees in environmental science and Asian studies. The university is named after Sir Samuel Walker Griffith, who was twice Premier of Queensland and the first Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. Sir Samuel Griffith played a major role in the Federation of Australia and was the principal author of the Australian constitution. The University is affiliated with ACU, ASAIHL and IRU and Griffith University’s Postgraduate Students Association is a constituent member of the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations. This university has been ranked in the top 2% of universities across the globe. According to QS World University Rankings, the university is ranked #290 in the year 2022 and between #201-250 as per Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022. Furthermore, the university is ranked #201 in the latest U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Griffith University has five campuses. These five physical campuses are spread throughout three cities in South East Queensland: the Gold Coast, Logan, Mt Gravatt, Nathan, and South Bank. The university's digital campus is accessible from anywhere in the world. Every campus, whether real or virtual, provides cutting-edge facilities and support services to make university life more convenient and pleasurable. Furthermore, the university also has a range of on-campus accommodation options, from dorm-style rooms to furnished flats. Griffith University has a history of providing innovative and new degrees that meet the challenges of the students, community, and industry, and has also revealed Australian first degrees in fields such as environmental studies and Asian studies. This university offers numerous programmes across a wide variety of disciplines for students to choose from. Students get to choose from over 200 courses in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Griffith University is the most innovative tertiary university of Australia and one of the largest influential contributors to research and education in the Asian Pacific region all across the globe. The Research at Griffith University is rated at world standard/or above in more than 50 disciplines and is highly regarded as a Young University and is also recognised in the world’s top 400 rankings. The University has received more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other university, since 2012. These include Australian University Teacher of the Year Awards, Teaching Excellence Awards, Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning, Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. The notable alumni include Dr Antoni Tsaputra (Disability Advocate), Ange Anderson (Australia’s best metro newsreader), Beny Bol(Humanitarian Refugee), Dami Im (Pop Icon) and Benjamin Werner (International Artist).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Griffith University has a network of 200,000 alumni across 130 nationalities and current 8,500+ international students are enrolled at the University. Griffith University is also dedicated to accommodating students of all sex and gender identities, including but not limited to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer students. A number of programmes have been established to help LGBTIQ+ students in making a smooth transition to university. The top companies that hire graduates from Griffith University are The University of Queensland, Rio Tinto, Virgin Australia, BHP and Deloitte.