Griffith University is one of only two universities in South East Queensland to make all three of the world’s most prominent university ranking indices: the ARWU/Shanghai Jiao Tong Index, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the QS World University Rankings.

The release today of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings has cemented Griffith’s reputation as a leading teaching and research university, coming in the world top 400 (top four per cent of universities) and equal 15th in Australia.

Vice Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor said the University was very proud of taking its place among the world’s best universities on all three major rankings.

“Each index uses different criteria and different methodology, so to make all three demonstrates that the University is consistently achieving world standing in measures of research, teaching and learning, internationalisation and knowledge transfer,” he said.

In August the University was placed in the world top 500 universities ranked by the Academic Ranking of World Universities/Shanghai Jiao Tong Index, and in the QS Top 400 announced earlier in the year. It ranked seventh in Australia and 30th in the Asia-Pacific region in the prestigious Nature Publishing Index 2010.

“These are all recognised measures of global achievement and a tribute to a broad-based, overall effort on the part of our world-class teachers and researchers,” Professor O’Connor said.

“The University is home to some of Australia’s brightest minds and provides an excellent research environment for research students and researchers.”

“Prominent representation on all major listings enables the University to engage at a higher level in international collaborative research arrangements and for recruitment of academic staff and international students, especially at the doctoral level.”