Griffith U shines in the Nature (as in the journal group) global list of 16 institutions rapidly rising up the research ranks. Griffith U rates 88th on the Nature list of 200 world-wide achievers. The only other Australian institution on the list is the University of Wollongong, at 148. The index tracks publication in 82 “high-quality natural science journals”. It measures article count and fractional counts for multi author work
Overall Australia rated 11th in the word, behind Spain in tenth place. The ANZ institutions on the top 500 universities and research organisations lists, (announced earlier this year) are: UniQueensland (110), Monash U (119), UNSW (130), UniMelbourne (158), ANU (178), UniSydney (228), UWA (347), CSIRO (372),UniAdelaide (389), UniWollongong (436), UniOtago (441) Curtin U (489) and UniAuckland (499).
No ANZ institutions made the world top 100 in chemistry or physical sciences.
In earth and environmental sciences UNSW leads the locals at 44th in the world, followed by ANU (55), CSIRO (71) and UoQ (86).
The University of Queensland (60th) is the only institution to make the world top 100 for life sciences.