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Vice-Chancellor and President

Professor Ian O'Connor
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Campus locations

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

Griffith University is one of Australia’s most innovative tertiary institutions and 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 120,000 graduates spanning the globe.

Griffith ranks in the top five per cent of universities worldwide, and ranks highly as a young university, ranking 37th in the 2015–2016 QS University Rankings: Top 50 Under 50 and 82nd in the 2015 Times Higher Education Top 100 under 50. In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia ratings, Griffith was rated at world standard or above across more than 50 different disciplines. Its scientific and health research highlights include world-leading research into developing a malaria vaccine, now at human trial stage, the world’s first photo of a shadow of an atom and leading research into using robots to improve the quality of life for dementia patients.

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 the disciplines of business and government, criminology and law, education, engineering and information technology, environment, planning and architecture, health, humanities and languages, music, science and 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. Year on year, Griffith features prominently in Australia’s national teaching awards and citations and its academic staff regularly win grants, awards, fellowships and scholarships for their innovation. Griffith is the only university to have three recipients of the prestigious Australian University Teacher of the Year award.

At Griffith, students benefit from an extensive network of industry partners to gain the academic knowledge expected from a world-class university, as well as the skills and confidence that employers want, giving them an edge in the job market. In recognition of this, in 2014 Griffith received five stars in the prestigious QS Stars ratings for graduate employability.

Griffith is proud to be an Official Partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018). Through this partnership, students will have the opportunity to play a role in the lead up to and delivery of the biggest event in Australia this decade, with new internships, scholarships and unique learning opportunities available. Griffith staff will also lend their expertise in areas such as medicine and allied health, tourism and event planning, engineering, and IT.