Griffith University has again been ranked as one of the region’s elite institutions, earning a top-50 placing in the Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2018.

The Asia-Pacific rankings — which were first introduced in 2017 — consider the research and teaching efforts of more than 250 leading universities from the region, with Griffith consolidating its position at 43rd in 2018.

“We are pleased to see Griffith once again take a place among the top 50 leading universities in the Asia-Pacific region,” Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Ned Pankhurst said.

“This result reflects Griffith’s ongoing dedication to engaging in innovative, impactful research across the University’s comprehensive range of disciplines, while delivering world-standard education opportunities and outcomes for our students.”

Griffith’s recent research achievements include its involvement in shaping Queensland’s new Climate Change Adaptation Plan, finding ways to turn food waste from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games into super-dynamic compost, investigating the genetic causes of stuttering, hosting the International Student Research Forum, and delving into the dining habits of north Australian crocodiles.

This year has also seen myriad remarkable results for the University’s students, alumni and faculty such as journalism placements at GC2018, world recognition for Griffith Film School productions, former Journalist In Residence Nance Haxton earning silver and bronze at New York Festival’s World’s Best Radio Program awards, and Queen’s Birthday honours for several members of staff.

See the full Times Higher Education rankings here.