Griffith University has been ranked among the world’s best young universities. QS World Ranking’s Top 50 Under 50 listing has Griffith 38th in the world, up from last year’s position of 41st.
Vice Chancellor and President of Griffith University, Professor Ian O’Connor said the ranking reflected Griffith’s growing reputation as one of Australia’s most innovative tertiary institutions.
“Our strong international standing is built on renowned research and teaching staff, international partnerships with global leaders and the calibre of our programs and graduates.”
Griffith is just 40 years old, taking its first 400 students in 1975 at its Nathan campus. It now spans five campuses in Brisbane, Logan and Gold Coast with 46,000 students.
The influence of Griffith’s research is further demonstrated by it’s inclusion in the global top 400 universities on both the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and the most recent QS World Ranking of universities – making it one of only two universities in South East Queensland to achieve this distinction.
QS World Rankings also rated Griffith’s performance in the Social Sciences among the Top 200 globally for the third year running – one of 8 Australian universities listed. Griffith was also listed in the world’s top 200 for Business and Economics.
Now in it’s 10th year, QS World University Rankings ranks the world’s top 863 universities based on research, teaching, employability and internationalisation. Institutions are assessed on six indicators – academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty student ratios, citations per faculty, international students and international faculty.
The complete listing can be found at QS Top 50 Under 50 2014/2015.