Griffith University has vaulted into the 201-250 band in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020 placing it firmly in the top 2% of global universities.
Since 2015 Griffith has been placed in the 251-300 range but the THE Rankings released in early September sees the University rise into the Top 250, matching its result on the 2019 U.S. News Best Global Universities ranking.
Griffith is positioned at equal 12th position in THE’s Australian rankings among 35 listed universities.
“This result is outstanding and well-earned, confirming Griffith’s continued rise in a highly competitive global field, Vice Chancellor and President Professor Carolyn Evans said.
“Placement in the global Top 250 demonstrates sustained improvement in the quality of the education provided, research excellence and our ability to partner strategically with industry, government and high-calibre academic partners domestically and internationally.
“It is welcome recognition that Griffith University is on an upward trajectory, reaffirming our increasing strengths in research, teaching and engagement.”
Founded in 2004, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings is acknowledged as one of the world’s pre-eminent rankings due to its use of a broad range of metrics.
The main pillars of methodology are teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook (international students, staff and co-authorship).
For the 2020 rankings, nearly 1,400 institutions were assessed.