Griffith University climbs again in 2015 world rankings

Griffith University continues to improve its international standing with the latest release of the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The ARWU ranks Griffith among the Top 500 universities worldwide. There are more than 10,000 institutions globally.

Griffith has been ranked highly by the ARWU for several years and is now one of only three southeast Queensland universities ranked in the top 500.

Queensland University of Technology entered the AWRU Top 500 rankings for the first time today, joining Griffith and University of Queensland.

Vice Chancellor and President Professor Ian O’Connor said the rankings affirmed Griffith’s now well-established international reputation.

“The Academic Ranking of World Universities is regarded as one of the more prestigious measures of excellence and we are happy to be recognized in this way,” says Professor O’Connor.

“We also welcome QUT into this index as a clear sign of the research strength of universities in southeast Queensland.

“It really is a cluster of research excellence, drawing attention from all over the world.”

Griffith University ranks in the top 301–400 band (this year improving its position within that band); QUT in the 401–500 band for the first time and UQ the top 100.

Harvard University is the world’s number one, and the University of Melbourne is the highest ranked Australian institution, at 44th.

Part of  the ARWU results includes the top performing universities in different fields of studies.

Griffith is now world-ranked in Social Sciences, in fact, among the top 150 in the world.
“The really pleasing aspect is the external recognition for our staff and students. We have an ongoing commitment to providing world-class teaching and research in world-leading facilities.

“Our teachers are recognized as the best among Australian universities and our students continue to excel in all fields.”

Griffith received multiple teaching citations last year, including University Teacher of the Year Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet. It also received the maximum number of New Colombo Plan Scholarships last year awarded by the Federal Government, allowing students to spend a semester studying or interning with institutions in Asia.

Griffith is also ranked in the top 400 institutions globally by the QS World University Rankings, the CWTS Leiden rankings and the University Ranking by Academic Performance.

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