GC has two of world’s top 70 universities under 50 years old

The Gold Coast is home one of the world’s top 50 universities – and two of the top 70 – under 50 years old, according to a leading education network.

QS Top Universities ranked Griffith University as number 34 in its list. Bond University also ranked highly – placing among the top 70 in the world.

The list celebrates universities that have built a strong position in the international ranking tables in an impressively short space of time.


QS Top Universities said, on their site: “The institutions featured in the Top 50 … prove that it is possible to reach the top levels of the international rankings without centuries of accumulated reputation.”

“This is most evident in the large number of young Asian universities featured in the Top 50 Under 50, reflecting the rapid rise of institutions in countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea.”

The top five were Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (1), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2), Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (3), City University of Hong Kong (4) and Pohang University of Science And Technology (5).

Vice Chancellor of Griffith University, Professor Ian O’Conner, was pleased with the result: “The impact that Griffith researchers, teachers, students and alumni are having across the globe is truly remarkable.

“We are proud of being recognised among the rising, young institutions globally.”