First-class young university in world’s Top 50

Last year’s results from the QS Top 50 Under 50 2015 has seen Griffith University move up to position number 37, from number 38.

The Top 50 Under 50 is an internationally recognised ranking with a focus on the world’s top 50 universities under 50 years old.

Rankings are created based on the latest QS World University Rankings.

This ranking cements Griffith University’s position as a first-class young university.

The rankings recognise universities that have made an international impact within a short amount of time, taking into consideration elements such as global reputation, research, and the diversity of academic staff.

This news has come in tandem with the latest round of NHMRC funding, which saw Professor Claire Rickard obtain a $1.1 million research grant for the University. Based at Griffith’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland in Brisbane, Professor Rickard is a world leading researcher in her field, and said that Griffith had been innovative in its support for research.

“Griffith University is a first-class young university and has provided the ideal environment for me to pursue a rewarding career in research, a career that was triggered by my frustrations as a clinical nurse, seeing so many patients suffer the pain and complications associated with intravenous catheters,” Professor Rickard said.

Griffith University celebrated its 40th birthday in 2015, having taken its first 400 students in 1975.

Griffith has a range of accelerated online programs including a Master of International Law, Master of Business Administration and Master of Finance.