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Vice-Chancellor and 


Professor Ian O'Connor
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Campus locations

  • Digital
  • 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 more than 50,000 students across six campuses in South East Queensland including its Digital campus, with a network of more than 200,000 graduates.

Ranking in the top 2% of universities worldwide, Griffith consistently performs in the top 300 of the leading global indices. Griffith also ranks highly as a young university, regularly featuring in the QS University Rankings: Top 50 Under 50 and Times Higher Education Top 100 under 50. In the most recent 2015 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 and has introduced Australia’s first degrees in fields such as Asian studies and environmental science.

Today, Griffith offers more than 200 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees in: architecture, construction and planning; business and government; criminology and law; education; engineering, IT and aviation; humanities, languages and social science; medicine, dentistry and health; music and performing arts; science and environment; 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 one of a select number of universities to have three recipients of the prestigious Australian University Teacher of the Year award. Griffith also received a five-star rating in the 2019 Good Universities Guide for Teaching Quality and Overall Student Experience.