Griffith University

Queensland, Australia.

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Griffith University - Overview & Background

The university started around 40 years back, and it has now become a comprehensive, research-intensive university and ranks among the top 2% of universities worldwide. The university is spread across six campuses in South East Queensland and has all disciplines with a total intake of 50,000 students

The university conducts a wide span of research activities. It covers a broad spectrum of areas, from chronic diseases to criminology and Asian politics to the arts. The Analysis of Excellence in Research for Australia 2018 found 99% of the research outputs were rated at world standard or above.

The experts work in research centres developing new knowledge in a range of specialist areas:

  • list items Medicine and healthcare
  • list items Emerging technologies
  • list items Social innovations
  • list items Culture
  • list items Learning and the arts
  • list items Environment
  • list items Governance and policy development.
  • The research centres of the university are:

  • list items Centre for Clean Environment and Energy
  • list items Centre for Governance and Public Policy
  • list items Centre for Quantum Dynamics
  • list items Centre for Work, Organisation and Well Being
  • list items Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research
  • list items Law Futures Centre
  • list items Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre
  • list items Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre
  • list items Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution
  • list items Griffith Centre for Design and Innovation Research
  • The externally funded research centres are:

  • list items ARC  Research Hub for Driving Farming Productivity and Disease Prevention
  • list items Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention
  • list items Centre for Applied Health Economics
  • list items Clem Jones Centre for Neurobiology and Stem Cell Research
  • list items Griffith Centre for Coastal Management
  • list items The Hopkins Centre
  • list items National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases
  • list items National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
  • list items Recover Injury Research Centre
  • list items Prostate Cancer Survivorship
  • list items Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre
  • Engineering at Griffith is rated 5-stars for Skills Development, Educational Experience, Teaching Quality and Student Support by the Good Universities Guide 2018 - a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

    The university is ranked #1 in South East Queensland for student satisfaction and teaching quality for engineering

    Founder Chancellor Theodor Bray and Vice Chancellor John Willett
    University Type Public Research University
    University Motto  Know More. Do More.Be remarkable
    University City Queensland
    Acceptance Rate 50%
    Graduation Rate 60.82%
    Employment Rate 72.4%
    Faculty to Student Ratio 1:25
    Endowment A$819 million
    Official Website Link Griffith University,  Australia
    Contact Details +61 7 3735 7111


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    There are limited on-campus accommodation facilities available. There are lots of planned social activities, study support and 24/7 pastoral support and care. It also provides a safe and secure environment with security on campus 24 hours a day.



    The university has enlisted the guidelines and procedures related to a presentation of oneself, professional behaviour and healthcare on their website. There is also a code of conduct and behaviour described at the website of the university. The university has a centralised placement system that encompasses all the departments of the university.

    The university hosts events and workshops towards the student placement programme. The Unitemps Griffith is an employment agency based at the university for students and graduates. It offers the flexibility of work assignments from casual to full-time roles. Staffing services are also provided to employers who can enlist open positions on a portal.


    Notable Alumni

     Some famous alumni from Griffith University include:

  • list items Aidan McLindon, Former state politician
  • list items Andrew Fraser, Former state politician and Deputy Premier; winner of the University Medal
  • list items Joanna Lindgren, Former Senator for Queensland
  • list items Matt McEachan, Former state politician
  • list items Daniel Amalm, Musician and actor and alumnus of the Queensland Conservatorium
  • list items Betty Beath, Composer, pianist, and music educator, and alumnus of the Queensland Conservatorium
  • list items Robert Braiden, Film director
  • list items Sarah Crane, Operatic soprano and alumnus of the Queensland Conservatorium  
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    Financial Aid Programmes

     At the International Financial Aid Office, the university helps students who are financing their studies through their home country’s financial aid or student loan programmes. The students can access a range of financial support options, including interest-free loans, bursaries and budgeting workshops. The university also undertakes budgeting workshops and emergency advances.

    There are also scholarship programmes based on eligibility. The university has more than 600 scholarships, which help make the dream of studying in the university a reality for a variety of new and continuing students.  Some of these include:

  • list items Deans Sir Samuel Griffith and Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarships
  • list items Chancellor's Scholarships
  • list items Widening Participation Scholarships
  • list items Indigenous Commonwealth Education and Accommodation Scholarships
  • list items Indigenous Commonwealth Reward Scholarships
  • list items The George Alexander Foundation Scholarship
  • list items Griffith University Refugee Scholarship
  • list items Griffith Futures Scholarship
  • list items Griffith Sports Excellence Scholarships
  • list items Adam Scott Foundation Business Scholarship
  • list items Abedian Foundation Griffith Futures Scholarship
  • list items ACCENTURE Bursary - IT
  • list items ADG Engineering Bursary
  • list items AMP Adviser Academy Tuition Fee Bursary
  • list items AGL Energy Ltd Honours Scholarship
  • list items AMP New Entrants Scholarship
  • list items Arrow Energy Scholarship
  • list items Beryl Stevens Memorial Bursary for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • list items Beryl Stevens Memorial Bursary for Mature-Age Student
  • list items Clem Jones Sporting Scholarship
  • list items Eberhard Wenzel Award for International Public Health
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    Griffith University Location

     The university is located in three cities in South East Queensland. They are at the Gold Coast, Logan, Mt Gravatt, Nathan and South Bank. 

    The Brisbane Airport is the main international airport serving South East Queensland. It is well connected to the rest of the world. 

    Queensland Rail operates ten suburban lines and three interurban lines centering in the Brisbane City. 

    The university campuses are well connected by bus as well as cabs.

    Some of the best places to visit in the region is the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, the South Bank and the cruises. 

    Griffith University Map Location

    Address:29PJ+VH Southport, Queensland, Australia