Yesterday, the QS World University Rankings by Subjectawarded Griffith its highest ranking ever.

Today, Times Higher Education has also boosted Griffith’s place among the best universities in the world under the age of 50.

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Griffith is now ranked in the top 100 in the world for five separate study areas: Architecture/Built Environment, Art & Design (for the first time), Politics & International Studies, Law and Education.

Another 10 subject areas were ranked globally, including Medicine for the first time, indicating Griffith’s trajectory of international recognition and reputation.

Vice Chancellor and President of Griffith University, Professor Ian O’Connor, said there were thousands of universities in the world, and to remain among the top echelons of the widely referenced rankings was a strong achievement.

“Griffith is in the top 100 in the world in five subject areas,” Professor O’Connor said.

“This underlines the University’s rapidly-rising reputation for research with real impact. The results are a credit to our academic staff and to the University as a whole.

The THE 100 Under 50 rankings now places Griffith 82nd which is an increase of two places.

“Nationally, the ability of some Australian universities to improve their positions says a lot for the quality that underpins Australian higher education,” Professor O’Connor said.

“Rankings generally have an influence on Australia’s fourth largest export industry — education — and our attractiveness to top staff, collaborators, philanthropists, industry partners and investors.”

Griffith University results for the 2015 QS Rankings by Subject:

Top 100

  • Architecture/Built Environment
  • Art & Design
  • Education
  • Law and Legal studies
  • Politics and International Studies


  • English Language and Literature
  • Business and Management


  • Environmental Sciences
  • History
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Psychology
  • Sociology


  • Medicine (ranked for the first time)
  • Biological Sciences


  • Computer Science and Information Systems

The 2015 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.

The Times Higher Education 100 Under 50, is a global list of universities under the age of 50 and ranks them across all core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

A full list of 2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject can be found at: and the THE 100 Under 50 rankings can be found at