Griffith excels in global academic rankings — achieving the best position of all Australian universities

Griffith has achieved the highest position of any Australian university in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019, having been ranked second globally for Hospitality and Tourism Management.

In an outstanding result, the University was ranked in 37 of the possible 54 subjects with two recognised in the Top five in the world and nine inside in the global Top 100.

The University was also ranked first in Australia for Nursing and Midwifery (fourth in the world) and in Law and Criminology where Griffith rose four spots to number 29.

Griffith Marine/Ocean Engineering was ranked number 13 in the world.

Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Carolyn Evans said the Shanghai ranking results were outstanding.

“I am very pleased to see Griffith continue its upward trajectory on the Shanghai academic subject rankings.” she said.

“Results like these are the outcome of long-term planning and strategic focus by the University combined with the pursuit of excellence by our academic staff.”

2018 Griffith Nursing and Midwifery graduate Oliver Dupen said his experience at Griffith was incredible.

“My choice to study there was definitely influenced by its global recognition and ranking as the best university in Australia for Nursing,” he said.

“I think the climb in rank comes as no surprise when I reflect on the calibre of teachers I encountered during my course.

“Griffith has an incredible staff of both academics and clinicians that enabled me to excel in both my clinical knowledge and patient care.”

Oliver is currently working as a Registered Nurse in the Cardiology ward at Gold Coast University Hospital.

Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice student Hannah Wallace said knowing Griffith Law was ranked first in the country and 29th in the world was a confidence boost for her and fantastic recognition for the university.

“It is such a great boost of confidence for us that as a young university we’re being recognised in a global setting so early on,” she said.

“I think that Griffith’s reputation as being such a practical university with a particular focus on social justice and global perspective is a draw card for students who want to gain a comprehensive understanding of important issues on a national and international scale and be able to make a meaningful difference regarding these fundamental issues.”

“I’ve been a student ambassador for three years and I have noticed that now at student expos we are inundated with enquiries about Law where we weren’t before … because people are starting to hear about our growing reputation.”

Hannah’s dream job is to work as a prosecutor with the UN or a human rights lawyer, so global recognition of her studies will be incredibly valuable.

It comes as Griffith moves up two places to 35th in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities listing released today.

“This is another great result for the university,” said Professor Evans.

“These ranking results demonstrate the breadth and excellence of scholarship at Griffith and signal that the University is poised to make further substantial progress in coming years.”