Griffith University has welcomed the results of the QS World University Rankings 2024 which show the university has improved its standing to 243rd overall in the world, Griffith’s highest result to date in the QS rankings and an improvement of 57 places since last year.

Griffith Vice Chancellor and President Professor Carolyn Evans

Vice Chancellor and President Professor Carolyn Evans said a ranking of 243 out of 1,500 global institutions is testament to Griffith’s growing international reputation.

“Griffith has improved its position by 125 places since the 2013 rankings, reflecting the outstanding effort of our staff who provide world-class education to our students and research that delivers significant social, environmental, health and economic benefits,” Professor Evans said.

“Additionally, we received a ranking of 69 in the new sustainability category placing Griffith fifth amongst Australian universities, 185 in the new international research network group, and 166 in research citations, an indicator of the international impact of our research.”

The 2024 results see the introduction of two new indicators for sustainability and international research collaboration, both of which are important indicators of quality and what staff and students expect of a world-class university.

Universities from around the world were assessed according to an updated set of parameters:

  • research and discovery — academic reputation and citations per faculty
  • employability outcomes — employer reputation and employment outcomes
  • learning experience — faculty student ratio
  • global engagement — international faculty, international research network, international students
  • sustainability

This excellent outcome follows on from the university’s ranking of 72nd in the world in the Times Higher Education Impact rankings which reflect our commitment to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainability is a key focus for the university as stated in our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan — Creating a Future for All.

4: Quality Education
UN Sustainable Development Goals 4: Quality Education