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Vice-Chancellor and 


Professor Ian O'Connor
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Campus locations

  • Nathan
  • Gold Coast
  • Logan
  • Mt Gravatt
  • South Bank


Griffith University believes in, celebrates and strives for the remarkable. As one of Australia’s most innovative tertiary institutions, Griffith is an influential contributor to education and research in the Asia–Pacific region. Since opening in 1975, Griffith has grown from a small, single campus of 451 students to a comprehensive university with over 50,000 students across five campuses in South East Queensland and a network of 200,000 graduates.

Ranking in the top three per cent of universities worldwide, Griffith consistently performs in the top 300 of the major international indices. Griffith also ranks highly as a young university, regularly featured in the QS University Rankings Top 50 Under 50 and Times Higher Education Top 100 under 50. In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) results, Griffith was rated at world standard or above across more than 50 different disciplines.

Griffith has a long history of offering new and innovative degrees that meet the ever-changing needs of students, industry and the community. As well as introducing Australia’s first degrees in important fields such as Asian studies and environmental science, Griffith is a leader in online education.

Today, Griffith offers over 200 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees in business and government, criminology, law, education, engineering, IT, environment, planning and architecture, health, humanities, languages, music, science, aviation, and visual and creative arts. These degrees are informed by cutting-edge research and delivered by some of Australia’s most highly awarded teachers.

Featuring prominently in annual national teaching awards and citations, Griffith is the only university to have three recipients of the prestigious Australian University Teacher of the Year award. Griffith also received a five-star rating in the 2017 Good Universities Guide for Teaching Quality and Overall Student Experience.

At Griffith, students benefit from an extensive network of industry partners to gain the skills and confidence that employers want. Griffith is proud to be an Official Partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Through this partnership, Griffith students and staff have the opportunity to play a role in the lead up to and delivery of the biggest event in Australia this decade.