Griffith University: Best global university ranking result celebrated

Griffith University has achieved its highest global ranking result ever, rated 201st in the US News Best Global Universities Ranking 2022.

The University ranked 13th in Australia and New Zealand and 12th in Australia.

Vice Chancellor and President Professor Carolyn Evans said it was an exceptional result.

“We are thrilled to see Griffith’s expertise and strengths in research recognised with such a strong ranking,” she said.

“Since 2016, the University has steadily improved year-on-year in the US News Best Global Universities Ranking, surging 106 places in that time.”

“Of the major rankings released this year, which include the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Leiden Ranking, National Taiwan University Ranking, QS World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Rankings), Griffith is now firmly embedded in the top 200-300 band and on track to continue its impressive trajectory upwards.”

Highlights of the US News subject rankings include achieving 3rd in Australia in physical chemistry, 6th in nanoscience and nanotechnology and 7th for social sciences and public health.

“Our expertise in world leading quantum technologies, nanotechnology and materials science is helping to develop cutting-edge technologies and improve people’s way of life,” Professor Evans said.

“There has been consistent investment in people and facilities and outstanding work by our institute and centre directors to build capacity and a strong research culture, especially in the development of career pathways for young researchers.”

In August, Griffith received more than $2.6 million in funding for six Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA).

Dr Navid Kashaninejad (QLD Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre) was awarded $433,000 for his project to engineer a highly versatile micropatterned surface to be used to culture and study cells.

Dr Jillian Huntley (Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research) received $468,027 for her project to characterise ancient ochre records across Australasia.

Following on from their success in an international quantum computing research collaboration, Griffith University scientists have secured a further $2M from the Department of Defence’s Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF).

‘Quantum Control Based on Real-Time Environment Analysis by Spectator Qubits’, led in Australia by Dr Gerardo Paz Silva, from Griffith’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics aims to create knowledge that may one day enable error-tolerant quantum computers.

The overall Best Global Universities ranking encompasses 1,750 top institutions, up from nearly 1,500 last year, and spread across more than 90 countries, up from 86 last year.

Ranking System 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
U.S. News 307 265 240 242 217 201

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