Griffith’s global approach recognised in new rankings

Griffith University’s influence on the global stage continues to rise.

The latest Times Higher Education rankings have placed Griffith at 102 in a list of the 800 most international universities in the world and second in the state of Queensland.

“This ranking reflects the global approach, the global reach and the global impact of Griffith University,” Acting Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Adam Shoemaker, said.

“An international outlook has been at Griffith’s core since its establishment more than 40 years ago when this was the first university to offer Modern Asian Studies.

“Griffith’s reputation as a university of influence in a modern global context continues to increase.”

In total, 13 performance indicators were considered including the diversity of a university’s student body and the extent to which its academics collaborate with international colleagues.

“An institution’s global outlook is one of the key markers of a prestigious university,” Phil Baty, THE Rankings editor, said.

“The top institutions hire faculty from all over the world, attract students from a global market of top talent and collaborate with leading departments wherever they happen to be based.

“It is a sign of great potential, competitiveness and dynamism.”

In October, Griffith was named among the world’s top 300 universities in the Times Higher Education World Rankings for 2015-2016, cementing its position as one of the top 3% of universities in the world on all the major ranking schemes.