Griffith Breaks into Times Higher Ed’s Top 250

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Griffith University has reached the 201-250 band in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020. 

Having ranked in the 251-300 range since 2015, breaking into the top 250 is a great accomplishment. This matches Griffith’s result in the 2019 U.S. News Best Global Universities ranking, placing it in the top 2% of global universities. Positioned at equal 12th position in THE’s Australian rankings among 35 listed universities, Griffith has also been recognised as a top tertiary institution on a national scale. 

Vice Chancellor and President Professor of Griffith University Carolyn Evans described the ranking as an outstanding and well-deserved achievement. 

“Placement in the global Top 250 demonstrates sustained improvement in the quality of the education provided, research excellence and our ability to partner strategically with industry, government, and high-caliber academic partners domestically and internationally,” she says. 

“It is welcome recognition that Griffith University is on an upward trajectory, reaffirming our increasing strengths in research, teaching, and engagement.”

Vice Chancellor of Griffith University Carolyn Evans
Vice Chancellor and President Professor of Griffith University Carolyn Evans

How the Times Higher Education World University Rankings Work 

Established in 2004, THE World University Rankings is acknowledged as one of the world’s pre-eminent rankings due to its use of a broad range of metrics. It calculates rankings based on 13 indicators across five main pillars of methodology, including: 

  • Teaching (the learning environment)
  • Research (volume, income, and reputation)
  • Citations (research influence)
  • Industry income (knowledge transfer) 
  • International outlook (international students, staff, and co-authorship).

For the 2020 rankings, nearly 1,400 institutions were assessed. The results are independently audited, guaranteeing the objectivity of results. 

Learn more about the prestigious series of rankings that have placed Griffith among the top universities in Australia.

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