Griffith University
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Motto Know more. Do more.
Established 1971
Type Public university
Chancellor Henry Smerdon AM
Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor
Executive Professor Ned Pankhurst (Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor)
Professor Adam Shoemaker (Academic Provost)
Professor Martin Betts (Deputy Vice Chancellor, Engagement)
Colin McAndrew (Vice President, Corporate Services)
Administrative staff
4,000 FTE
Students 44,468 (2014)
Undergraduates Over 33,000
Postgraduates Over 9,000
Location Brisbane, Gold Coast,Logan, Queensland,Australia
Campus Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan, Mt Gravatt and South Bank
Affiliations Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning and Innovative Research Universities

Griffith University is a public research university in South East Queensland on the east coast of Australia. Formally founded in 1971, Griffith opened its doors in 1975, introducing Australia’s first degrees in environmental science and Asian studies.

The University is named after Sir Samuel Walker Griffith, who was twice Premier of Queensland and the first Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. Sir Samuel Griffith played a major role in the Federation of Australia and was the principal author of the Australian constitution.

Opening initially with the one campus at Nathan and 451 students, the University now has five campuses spanning three cities, with the Nathan,Mount Gravatt and South Bank campuses in Brisbane and campuses at Logan and on the Gold Coast.[1] It has over 44,000 students[2] and offers a full suite of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees in the areas of business and government, criminology and law, education, engineering and information technology, environment, planning and architecture, health, humanities and languages, music, science and aviation, and visual and creative arts.

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