TheGriffith Asia Institute(GAI) has been ranked as the best university-affiliated regional studies centre in Australia in the 2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index.

The result is bolstered by the recognition of the centre as a top-20 contender (at #18) worldwide in the latest rankings, conducted each year by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program(TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.

“The Griffith Asia Institute reflects the university’s fundamental ties to Asia-Pacific. Our research expertise sits at the nexus of politics, economics, business and society, and brings breadth and depth to the way Australia understands and engages with the Asia-Pacific,” GAI DirectorProfessor Caitlin Byrne said.

“This ranking reflects the centre’s success in conducting significant, world-class research and instigating positive regional change through policy-relevant work that brings together governments, businesses and other researchers.”

The Index has been compiled annually since by TTCSP since 2007, with the goal of identifying and recognising centres of excellence in all the major areas of public policy research, in every region of the world.

Griffith’s global recognition in the broader 2017 Go To Think Tank Index also included acknowledgments of the work being done in food security by the Australian Rivers Institute and on water security by the International Water Centre.

Find out more about the Griffith Asia Institute and its research pursuits at its website.