Griffith University has achieved its best ever result in the annual QS World University Subject Rankings, firmly illustrating its strength across disciplines.

Griffith was ranked in the top 100 institutions worldwide in nine subject areas (up from five in 2015) including a top 50 position in Nursing.

Vice Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor said the tremendous outcome was influenced by several factors including the University’s growing reputation, demonstrated research quality and its formidable size and scale.

“While 18 subjects at Griffith were listed in the published rankings (up from 15 in 2015), the University scored in 37 subject areas of the 42 ranked by QS confirming its status as one of Australia’s most comprehensive research and teaching universities,” Professor O’Connor said.

“Griffith’s growing regard as a university of influence is evidenced by improved scores on the annual QS academic and employer reputation surveys.

“As was the case with ERA (Excellence in Research Australia) 2015, research at Griffith is attracting improved citation rates both in the traditional citation disciplines and even in the peer review disciplines.

“While reputation and quality are essential, an institution needs to have a substantial presence, both teaching and research, within a subject area to be ranked at all, and Griffith has that.”

New inclusions for Griffith’s Top 100 subject rankings are Nursing, Performing Arts, Development Studies and Social Policy and Administration. Architecture/Built Environment, Art & Design, Education, Law, and Politics and International Studies remain in the Top 100 band.

Other areas to increase in ranking position were Computer Sciences, Biological Sciences, Medicine, Psychology, Environmental Sciences, Communication & Media, Development studies and Social Policy and Administration.

The following table compares Griffith published outcomes in 2016 against 2015:

Table: QS World University Subject Rankings 2015 — 2016

Subject 2015 2016
Nursing 29
Law 51-100 51-100
Education 51-100 51-100
Politics & International Studies 51-100 51-100
Social Policy & Administration 51-100
Development Studies 51-100
Architecture/Built Environment 51-100 51-100
Art & Design 51-100 51-100
Performing Arts 51-100
English Language & Literature 101-150 101-150
Environmental Sciences 151-200 101-150
Business & Management 101-150 151-200
Communication and Media Studies 151-200
Psychology 151-200 151-200
Sociology 151-200 151-200
History 151-200
Agriculture & Forestry 151-200
Medicine 251-300 251-300
Biological Sciences 251-300 301-350
Computer Science & Information Systems 301-350 351-400

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