Ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide

Griffith University was created to be a different kind of university—challenging conventions, creating bold new trends and pioneering solutions through innovative teaching and research.

Its high-quality degrees are specifically designed to prepare students for the future and are developed in consultation with industry, based on cutting-edge research, and taught by Australia’s most awarded teachers.

Since its beginning, Griffith has been deeply connected to the Asian region, environmentally aware, open to the community and industry focused. Ranking in the top 2% of universities worldwide, Griffith hosts 50,000 students across six campuses in South East Queensland including its Digital campus.

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Vice Chancellor's Message


Queensland’s Gold Coast is undergoing an extraordinary transformation. The region – often noted for its lifestyle and natural beauty – is now positioning for long-term economic growth based on innovation.

The Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct is a bold initiative, bringing together an exciting set of enterprises and industry partners committed to building a new future for Southeast Queensland. It leverages one of Australia’s newest and most technically sophisticated hospitals, one of its largest Councils, and our own highly-ranked University, guided and supported by the Queensland Government. The vision outlined in this 2022-27 Strategic Plan is an immensely exciting one: to build Australia’s newest innovation precinct as a platform for the next generation of health technologies and companies.

All the building blocks are now in place; the team has achieved much, bringing in innovative companies and securing commitments to key investments. The 2022 – 27 Strategic Plan outlines the vision and articulates how the Precinct will benefit the Precinct partners and the Gold Coast community while advancing the region as a central player to the nation’s rejuvenation in the post COVID-19 environment.

The Precinct is critical to the transformation and growth of the Gold Coast providing stimulus and diversification to become an economic powerhouse. We thank and commend our partners in this great endeavour and look forward to working with them on the implementation of this Strategic Plan.

Collaborative and Multi-disciplinary Research

Over 1,700 experts conduct research across all major academic disciplines, with the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia results highlight Griffith’s performance at world standard or above across more than 50 different disciplines. Researchers are well connected and collaborative, with over 5,000 national partners and over 200 international research agreements.

The university is widely acknowledged for its strengths in health and boasts the $150m state-of-the-art Griffith Health Centre, home to the Menzies Health Institute Queensland (which includes almost 750 researchers and research students), as well as the world-leading Institute for Glycomics, with 200 researchers and more than 100 million in research funding since opening, and which currently has a promising Malaria vaccine in human clinical trials.

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