Griffith University has been recognised among the top 200 universities world-wide in nine key subject areas.

For three of those disciplines Griffith is ranked in the world’s top 100.

The 2014 QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks universities across the world, as determined by surveys of leading academic experts and employers who recruit graduates they regard as being outstanding in their field.

Vice Chancellor and President of Griffith University, Professor Ian O’Connor, said he was delighted Griffith’s strengths across so many disciplines had been recognised.

“These terrific results reflect both the world class level of research and teaching conducted here at Griffith University and the comprehensive array of courses on offer,” Professor O’Connor said.

“In addition to our reputation for outstanding research and teaching, these rankings indicate that our graduates are highly regarded by employers in Australia and internationally.”

In 2014, Griffith University disciplines in the top 200 globally are:

  • Law and Legal studies
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Education and Training
  • Environmental Studies
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Earth and Marine Sciences
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science and IT

Of these, Law and Legal studies, Politics and International Studies, Education and Training are ranked in the world’s top 100.

‘I am particularly pleased to see Earth and Marine Sciences as well as Computer Science and IT rising to the top 200 rankings for the first time,” Professor O’Connor said.

A full list of 2014 QS World University Rankings by Subject can be found at