Griffith has performed well in two global young university rankings released within hours of each other.
In theTimes Higher Education Young University2020 rankings, the University moved up five places from 35th and is now ranked 30th in the world.
Griffith also climbed four places in theQS Top 50 under 50ranking from 37thin 2019 to 33rdplace.
Griffith Vice Chancellor and President ProfessorCarolyn Evanssaidinchallengingtimes, it waswonderful to see the Universityrecognisedglobally.
“I’m pleased to see Griffith improve itsstandinginbothTHE and QS young university rankings,especially at a time when universities are facingunprecedented conditionsas a result of the pandemic,” Professor Evans said.
“This resultdemonstrates that Griffithcontinues togrow as a University and ishighly respected by itsglobalpeers as aprogressiveuniversity dedicated to learning, leadership, researchand innovation.”
BenSowter, Director of Research at QS saidreputations, resources, and world-class outcomesweretypically built over time.
“In the higher education sector, the period over which some institutions have been able to do so has been one of centuries,” he said.
“We are therefore keen to illuminate the outstanding achievements made by universities that have not enjoyed the same historical advantages as their competitors.”
The release of rankings comes as Griffith prepares to return to campuses after transitioning to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Universitywillprogressively ramp up on-campus teaching and learning activities from the start of Trimester 2, Monday July 13, in line with government and health guidelines.
Students will alsohave the flexibility to continue their studies online for the remainder of the trimester, should they wish.