Business programs at Griffith University have gained significant recognition in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Business and Management at Griffith is now a subject area rated in the top 150 in the world, following the assessment of more than 13,000 business schools around the globe.

There is further good news for Griffith Business School with the Politics and International Studies discipline affirmingits position in the top 100.

Michael Powell webPro Vice Chancellor (Business), Professor Michael Powell (left), said the latest QS Rankings demonstrate the high quality of education and research ongoing at Griffith Business School.

“The QS Rankings consider top universities and leading business schools all over the world and this is an important acknowledgement of the business programs on offer at Griffith,” he said.

“It demonstrates the impact and reach of our core business subjects.”

He said the QS results also highlighted thought leadership of world-leading academics in the area of politics and international studies.

Ranked globally

Overall Griffith University has recorded its highest QS World University Rankings performance ever.

It is now ranked in the top 100 in the world for five separate study areas. Along with Politics and International Studies in the top 100 are Architecture/Built Environment, Law, Education, and Art & Design for the first time.

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 and that should reinforce the confidence of students in these 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.

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

“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.

A full list of 2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject can be found at: