Since opening its doors in 1975, Griffith University has come to be regarded as one of Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions and one of the most influential universities in the Asia-Pacific region.
We were the very first university in Australia to offer degrees in Asian studies and Environmental studies to our students and we remain a pioneer in these fields. We have grown to be a large multi-campus institution with internationally recognized strengths in teaching and research.
Griffith now offers more than 300 degrees across five campuses and is home to more than 43,000 students from 131 countries. Griffith is Australia’s ninth largest higher education provider.
Griffith in world's Top 50 under 50
Griffith University has been ranked 41st in the
world's top 50 universities established within the past 50 years. The
QS Top 50 Under 50
ranking is based on the highest performing young institutions in the
2013/14 QS World University
Vice Chancellor and President of Griffith University, Professor Ian
O'Connor, welcomed the result.
"I am delighted that Griffith has achieved this very good
ranking of 41st in the world, but it's not completely unexpected
given our solid rise on the overall QS rankings in 2013 in which the
University was ranked 341st," Professor O'Connor said.
"It is recognition of Griffith's ongoing commitment to
world-leading research and providing a quality learning experience
for our students, leading to valued career outcomes." Read more...
Griffith University's School of Science, Environment,
Engineering and Technology (SEET) has recently been renamed Griffith Sciences.
In addition to a new name, Griffith Sciences has also introduced a
new Bachelor of Science
program and launched Impact@Griffith Sciences - a new
online suite of research publications showcasing the group's research
and influence on industry, policy and our community.
In the lead up to orientation, students may have been contacted by Griffith to remind them of
the process of accepting their offer. We'll also be in contact with
commencing students over the coming weeks to provide them with all of
the details they need to know about starting their study at Griffith.
Griffith is dedicated to providing students with the support they
require to enable success in their studies. Orientation is a key part
of this process and it is important to ensure that students arrive in
time for their compulsory orientation sessions. Should students fail
to meet their compulsory orientation requirements, they risk their
enrollment being cancelled.
Orientation for Semester 1 commences February 24 and runs for one
week. Compulsory orientation sessions vary by course. Students
can plan their orientation schedule online. The new Orientation Event Planner
allows students to easily access their compulsory international
and School sessions, as well as a variety of academic support
sessions and social events to help them settle in to life at
Griffith. Students will require their Griffith University student number
and password to access the event planner.
The free Airport Reception
will also be available to all new students commencing their first
semester of study at Griffith University (including the Griffith
English Language Institute) and is the easiest way for students to
get from the airport to their accommodation in Australia.
A new group of over 140 Griffith Mates
are waiting to meet our new students! They will be on-campus
throughout Orientation Week to ensure that new
students experience a smooth arrival and transition to
Griffith. They offer enrollment and administrative support, campus
tours, information sessions and a variety of social activities for
all new students.
Get the latest news and
information through StudyLink. Griffith will add general
information, important forms, special application procedures as
well as up-to-date ESOS and National Code information. To arrange your StudyLink access email firstname.lastname@example.org
In response to user
feedback, Griffith has launched a new search function on our
website. The new search is more efficient, has extended coverage
and provides access to new sets of digital information including
social media, news, events and multimedia.
degree aims to provide students with knowledge, competencies, skills and
awareness of a broad variety of subjects linked together by the common
theme of Marine and Antarctic Science. This rich and diverse theme
emphasises an interdisciplinary approach that includes elements of
biology, chemistry, physics, geology, oceanography, mathematics but also
aims to integrate the natural sciences with management, policy and law.
Areas of Study
choose a tailored program of study organised around one of three major
Biology: This stream provides a rigorous education in plant
science and zoology with a focus on the biology and ecology of marine organisms,
such as algae, invertebrates, fish and mammals, and their dynamics in
marine and Antarctic ecosystems.Sample course structure
and Governance: This stream focuses on management, policy and law with
special relevance to the Antarctic and Southern Ocean which in Australia
is a theme area unique to the University of Tasmania.Sample course structure
Sciences: This stream provides an introduction in the physical
sciences (mathematics, physics, earth sciences) allowing students to
specialise in physical oceanography, chemistry, geology, GIS and remote
sensing, physics, and modelling and technology.Sample course structure
NEW! 2 Year MBA (Advanced) Maritime & Logistics
Now available as a 2
year degree, this globally recognised Master of Business Administration
(MBA) from AMC provides the foundation for graduates to undertake senior
management positions in the booming international logistics and maritime
This program includes the elements of a classic Master of
Business Administration (MBA), complemented by a strong maritime and
logistics focus. Students will gain an excellent understanding of
contemporary issues in the industries and be well-equipped to undertake
senior management positions in the sectors, as well as other
Eligible applicants may apply for direct entry into
the MBA program, which consists of 12 units of study. The course can
be undertaken fully by coursework, allowing the most extensive
coverage of discipline areas or alternatively, primarily by coursework
with a final dissertation which gives students the opportunity to
conduct more in-depth analysis of a chosen topic.
alternative pathway to the MBA involves students commencing with the
graduate certificate (four units) or graduate diploma (eight units).
These courses are integrated and build upon each other. For example,
if a student enters at graduate certificate level and successfully
completes the four units of that course, these units are fully recognised
when progressing into the graduate diploma or MBA course.
certificate and graduate diploma are also available as stand-alone courses
for those who wish to receive a highly regarded management qualification
in a shorter time-frame.
$45 million IMAS headquarters an emblem of Tasmania’s world-class
The University of
Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and
Antarctic Studies (IMAS) headquarters,
was officially opened on the 24th January by UTAS Vice-Chancellor
Professor Peter Rathjen, Liberal Senator David Bushby and Tasmanian
Premier Lara Giddings, cementing Tasmania’s reputation as a global leader
in research and teaching. “At IMAS we are
pursuing an agenda of global excellence around research and teaching
focussed on Antarctic and the southern ocean; aquaculture, fisheries
management and marine conservation.
Not only is the work we
do here as good as you’ll find anywhere on the planet, but we have an
ambitious agenda for the future." “We know that to
achieve global excellence in an increasingly competitive higher education
sector will require both scale and investment – attracting the world’s
very best academics, to teach the world’s brightest students” Professor
Rathjen said. Located on Hobart’s
Princes Wharf adjacent to the CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, the
five-star Green Star-rated building houses 290 staff and students, five
purpose-built, state-of-the-art laboratories, a 92-seat waterfront
lecture theatre and a public exhibition area.
A year of attainment for UTAS research
The latest edition of Research to Reality has just been
released and explores the University of Tasmania’s thematic areas of
creativity, culture and society. Each theme seeks to address fundamental questions
of global significance relevant to the community.
You can get a snapshot of the breadth of research at UTAS
via articles on such disparate subjects as the symphony inspired by
Southern Ocean and Antarctic researchers; body-image issues in competitive
swimming; and the depiction of ageing and post-menopausal women in
“From my perspective, it is an opportunity to communicate
first how important the ocean is to sustaining life on Earth, and then to
point to the significant ways in which the world’s oceans are changing in
response to human activities.”
Roden’s research into ocean chemistry took him to the frozen wastes of
Antarctica in 2009-10 and again in 2012 – and then more recently to a
temperate oceanic climate, that of the historic city of Prague.
The University of
Tasmania student experience is not just about study. Students relocating
to Tasmania will have the opportunity to visit, explore and encounter
World Heritage sites, pristine wilderness, fine food and wines,
extraordinary wildlife and a vibrant arts culture. Through our UTAS
Friendly program a range of discounts and special offers are available
for our international students and their visiting family and
friends. Students are encouraged to take a break from the
books during university holidays and on weekends to explore the State and
broaden their Tasmanian experience. Click here for more information.