Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus
Griffith University is one of the best-known research universities in Queensland, Australia. The university was established in the year 1971 but it opened its door for students in the year 1975. Griffith is the first and foremost university to introduce environmental science and Asian studies in Australia.
The university has gotten its name from Sir Samuel Walker Griffith who is an eminent personality of Australia. He was formerly the Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia and has played an important role in framing the Australian Constitution. Every year more than 44,000 students get admission in the Griffith University for undergraduate, post-graduation and research degree in various specializations.
The university offers courses in different subjects like business and government, criminology and law, environment, planning and architecture, humanities, music, languages, health and many more. Griffith University is widely known for having lush green campuses all Queensland, Australia. The very first campus of the university was the Nathan campus with only 451 students in the beginning but with the passage of time, university flourished and established campuses all over Australia. Currently, the university has got six campuses which are spread out in three cities.
The ambit of Griffith University is quite wide and each of their campuses is distinguishing and typical because of their natural surroundings amidst the urban environment. The biggest campus of the university is Gold Coast in Southport and Nathan Campus situated in Brisbane. Majority of the campuses are situated in Brisbane, like the South Bank campuses and Mount Gravatt whereas the Logan campus is located in Meadowbrook.
The latest offering of Griffith is Digital campus which has been established especially for online degrees. One of the major courses of Griffith is an MBA which is the leading MBA course in Australia. Griffith has also bagged seven rewards for teaching excellence since 2009 and four awards in the name of Enhance Learning.
Griffith University's alumnus has spread around in different countries around the world. In the 40 years of the university, they have got about 200,000 alumni's in 130 countries. All these are graduates and postgraduates from Griffith in different specializations. - Some of the well-known alumni are - Greg Clark, CEO of Symantec; Peter Montheath, the famous historian at Flinders University. Alex Deane is a political commentator, Andrew Lofthouse co-presenter at Nine News Queensland, Karen Tso is a famous TV journalist and anchor of CNBC Europe.
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- The Griffith University Colleges provide on-campus accommodation for 950 students which provides well-furnished, health, environmental friendly, safe and secure living conditions
- Students living in Griffith’s Colleges also get discounts at the gyms and food outlets
- Mt Gravatt and Nathan campuses, offers single bedrooms in dormitory-style residences to self-catered accommodation in fully furnished flats