For the third year in a row Griffith University has been named in the world’s Top 250 universities, ranked within the 201-250 band in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022.
Griffith has been ranked equal 13th in Australia by THE, which represents an improvement of one place on the previous year’s result.
The University also bettered its performance in nine of the 13 indicators used to measure institutional progress across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
Vice Chancellor and President Professor Carolyn Evans said the University was 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 our goal of breaking into the top 200 THE ranked universities, improving consistently from a ranking position within the 350-400 band to be ranked in the 201-250 band over three consecutive years,” Professor Evans said.
“This is an excellent result in a year when the higher education industry and communities around the globe have been impacted by a pandemic.”
The THE Impact rankings assess universities against the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with Griffith placing 38th out of 1,115 institutions globally in its first appearance on the list.
“The world’s elite universities have enjoyed a long period of dominance at the top of the table with help from historic reputation, global status, and reliable income,” Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer, THE said.
“But our data shows us that there are clear shifts happening across higher education around the world.”
Data analysed to create the THE World University Rankings 2022 included 108 million citations from 14.4 million research publications, as well as a survey of 22,000 academics around the world.
A record 1,662 universities from 99 countries and regions were judged this year.