Griffith University has affirmed its place among the top three percent of universities worldwide, with the release of the latest international rankings.
The QS World University Rankings, released today (September 6), list Griffith at 336th, the sixth year in a row the Queensland institution has been listed under 400.
Griffith is now placed in the top 400 of the four major international indices, the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the Times Higher Education World University rankings, the CWTS Leiden ranking and now the QS World Ranking. There are about 11,000 universities worldwide, making Griffith firmly in the top three percent globally and one of only two southeast Queensland universities named in the top 400 of all four key rankings.
“Griffith has been appearing consistently in a range of world university indices for several years now,” Vice Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor said.
“To be yet again recognised as one of the top three per cent of universities in the world is a reminder of the remarkable work going on among researchers, academics, staff and students at Griffith.”
One of the areas that Griffith scored particularly well in the 2016 QS Rankings assessment was the ability to attract international academics to Australia.
“Griffith is very fortunate to have strong and meaningful partnerships across the globe, but especially in the Asia-Pacific,” Professor O’Connor said.
“This has positively impacted on our international reputation and we have welcomed many very talented and very passionate researchers and teachers to our ranks in recent times.”
The QS Rankings are released today with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ranked number one globally. Australian National University at No.22 was the highest ranked Australian institution.