Griffith University has performed strongly in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021, improving in eight of the 13 indicators and consolidating its position in the 201-250 band for a second year in a row.
The University was also ranked 13th in the country.
Vice Chancellor and President Professor Carolyn Evans said the THE World University Rankings were a highly regarded industry measure comparing more than 1500 institutions.
“This is a terrific reflection of the University’s performance across a range of key measures, with Griffith achieving improved scores in eight of the 13 indicators,” Professor Evans said.
“The THE rankings show Griffith improved year-on-year in metrics related to teaching and research reputation, institutional income to academic staff, research income and publications per staff member, industry income, and international co-authorship.
“A solid rise in reputation scores (both teaching and research) is the most pleasing aspect of this result, along with our score for international co-authorship which bodes well for Griffith’s global reputation during challenging times.”
“Griffith University is making great progress on its stated ambition to enter the top 200 of the THE World University Rankings by 2025 – supporting its vision to create a future that benefits all.
“Griffith University is making great progress on its stated ambition to enter the top 200 of the THE World University Rankings by 2025 – supporting its vision to create a future that benefits all.”
“Since 2012 Griffith has made excellent strides towards this goal, improving consistently from a ranking position within the 350-400 band to now be ranked in the 201-250 band two years in a row.
“While ranking success is not everything, the THE rankings provide a comprehensive and balanced comparison that is trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.
“It provides a valuable reference tool for the University as it seeks to make continual improvements to the student experience and quality of educational outcomes provided by Griffith.
“In the past 12 months we have celebrated rises in all four major global rankings (ARWU, CWTS Leiden, THE and QS), including those that recognise Griffith as the number 2 university in South-East Queensland (Leiden, ARWU).
“Griffith University remains committed to providing our students with a world standard educational experience and research solutions to some of society’s greatest challenges.
“This result shows we are on the right track.”
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment), Research (volume, income and reputation), Citations (research influence), International outlook (staff, students and research) and Industry income (knowledge transfer).