Griffith University has soared in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) university rankings to now be listed in the top 301- 400 universities worldwide, a prestigious tier that contains the world’s finest institutions. The ranking shows Griffith climbing significantly in the overall rankings and soaring to the top 200 worldwide for Social Sciences in the ARWU – one of seven Australian universities listed. These were ANU, Melbourne, Queensland, Sydney, UNSW, Griffith and Monash.
The ARWU was first published in 2003 by the Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and is considered the most reputable and reliable global ranking of research performance. Griffith remains one of only two universities in South East Queensland listed on this prestigious ranking.
Griffith Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor said the rapid ascent was due to “hard work, hard investment and a superb effort from our teaching and research staff to build Griffith’s reputation across a wide range of disciplines”.
Griffith is positioned between 301-400 for all three major rankings including the ARWU, QS world university rankings (346) and Times HE world university rankings (388).
“The 2012 QS University Rankings: Asia™ supplement
It is not surprising that the Asian higher education community is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing in the world, and it is interesting to note in the latest 2012 QS University Rankings: Asia™ supplement released in May, the impressive performance of many younger Asian institutions. For the first time, the production of the QS Top 50 Under 50, highlights the world’s leading younger universities. The 2012 QS University Rankings: Asia™ supplement guide to the rankings is the most current mapping of the Asian higher education region.
Griffith is among the world’s leading younger universities and is ranked in the The Times Higher Education – Top 100 of institutions under the age of 50; as well as the Asian QS Rankings – Top 50 under the age of 50.
1. The Times Higher Education - Top 100 under the age of 50 (PDF 1.62MB)
2. Asian QS Rankings - Top 50 under the age of 50 (PDF 1.52MB)