Griffith earns top marks on world stage

Griffith University has asserted its place as a global standout in the 2018 ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, earning noteworthy results for several of its courses.

Most remarkably, Griffith was ranked at No. 1 in Australia and No. 2 in the world for Hospitality and Tourism for the second straight year, as well as topping the nation for Law (including Criminology), which earned a No. 33 result globally.

“We are delighted that so many of our programs — Hospitality and Tourism chief among them — have performed so strongly in these rankings,” Vice Chancellor and President Professor Ian O’Connor AC said.

“These results are reflective of the world-class expertise and dedicated work ethic that blooms in abundance across our schools and research and academic centres.”

“It is deeply rewarding to see our colleagues’ tireless efforts recognised by a well-regarded, independent organisation such as ShanghaiRanking,” Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management Director Professor Graham Cuskelly said.

Professor Graham Cuskelly
Professor Graham Cuskelly

“Such outcomes for the department, and the university more broadly, demonstrate the reputation and results Griffith brings not only at a national level, but internationally.”

Other standout results for Griffith in this year’s ShanghaiRanking list include for fields such as nursing (including midwifery) was was ranked number one in Queensland and eleventh worldwide and civil engineering, which shares the state’s highest ranking with Queensland University of Technology.

Griffith improved its performance across the board, with 36 subjects making the cut in 2018. This was an increase from 30 in 2017, driving the university to a shared No. 9 in Australia for subjects ranked, alongside QUT.

This year’s ranking saw Griffith land 10 subjects in the top 100 — up from eight last year — including Public Health and Education, that moved up from the top 150.