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Griffith University

Southport, Queensland, Australia
The mission of Griffith University is to engage in outstanding scholarship that makes a major contribution to society and to produce groundbreaking research. Students will be provided with an excellent education and the capacity to develop and apply knowledge to exercise influence and make meaningful life-long contributions to their communities.

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As far back as the mid-1960's, the idea of a second university for Brisbane had been discussed. Theodor Bray accepted the challenge, handpicked the Interim Council (later the First Council) which met for the first time on 22nd January 1971 to begin planning. 


  • Griffith has a core foundation of four academic groups: Arts, Education and Law; Griffith Business School; Griffith Health; and Griffith Sciences. We also have schools, departments and centres that fall under our academic groups, plus a range of research centres and institutes that develop new knowledge that feeds into these areas.
  • At Griffith, we have more than 50 lecture theatres plus hundreds of seminar and tutorial rooms across six campuses.
  • Comprising loose or fixed seating and desks, plus technology-rich options, these spaces provide the perfect platform for soaking up new knowledge.


With over 1,700 experts conducting research across all major academic disciplines, Griffith is focused on understanding the world we live in and improving people’s lives.

Griffith was rated ‘well above world-standard’ for the following 10 fields of research:

  • Condensed matter physics
  • Quantum physics
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Macromolecular and materials chemistry
  • Ecological applications
  • Ecology
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Criminology
  • Political science


Griffith University graduates are more equipped for the new world of work. We include real-life industry experiences in your degree and have a range of employability initiatives designed to give your career a kickstart. At Griffith you will have access to unique internship opportunities and we’ll help you develop your ePortfolio. We also have the first Australian franchise of Unitemps, which can help you get a job while you study. Griffith’s ticks of employability are just the start of a great university experience.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Student services

At Griffith we offer students and staff a range of helpful services, from access for students with disabilities, counselling and chaplaincy, to budgeting and health services. These services are confidential, professional and are no cost to students, and reflect the diversity of our shared learning community.

  • Counselling and crisis support
  • GP Clinics
  • Budgeting and welfare assistance
  • Interest-free student loans
  • Textbook exchange
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Disabilies services
  • Chaplaincy
  • Adult learner outreach
  • Equity transition and support

Housing services

Whether you’d like to live on campus at college, solo in a studio or in a share house close to uni, you can search for a place to suit your circumstances. If you’re an international student, a Homestay is an ideal way to immerse yourself in Australian life, living with a local Australian family while you study. We also offer temporary group accommodation for conferences, sporting events and other gatherings. Please contact our friendly team if you have any questions about our accommodation.

Library services

In our libraries we provide spaces that are adaptable and comfortable where you can access services and resources, meet up for group study or find a space for individual work. In all our libraries we provide computers for study, laptops you can borrow or connect your own device to the wireless network.

ICT services

Griffith students have access to an internet account for study related purposes. Only appropriate and legitimate use associated with your study is permitted in accordance with the University's Information Technology Code of Practice. All internet traffic is monitored and logged to your student account.

Medical services

Receive personalised, first-class assessment and treatment using the latest practices in our state-of-the-art health clinic. We provide health services in Dentistry, Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Social Work, Speech Pathology and Suicide Prevention. 

Student Life

Campus life

Spanning three cities in South East Queensland, our five physical campuses are located at the Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan, Mt Gravatt and South Bank. Our digital campus is located at your fingertips and spans the globe. Each campus environment, whether physical or digital, has state of the art facilities, and support services to make university life easier and enjoyable.

Sports facilities

Our students, staff and local communities have the chance to use our world-class sporting and fitness facilities, as well as join our social teams and sports clubs. We also have a wide range of sporting events and competitions you can get involved in as a student, whether you're looking to compete for fun or represent the university.

Student clubs

Our clubs range from educational, professional, political, recreational, cultural and community to religious, sporting and special interest groups. If you can’t find a club or society to suit your particular passion or interest, we can help you start one as support is readily available.

We have over 120 clubs and societies, which are a top way to meet people who share your interests.

Southport, Queensland, Australia

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