Our vision is to be a University of influence in the Asia-Pacific region
Griffith University is firmly committed to its role as a global citizen at the institutional level, and in developing a strong sense of global citizenship in all graduates. The University’s Internationalisation Strategy provides a roadmap for the next period of its international development, with a focus on consolidating and broadening existing partnerships, further enhancing the University’s growing international reputation for excellence, and ensuring that all students at Griffith have some form of “international” experience, be it in the classroom, through integration with on-campus international students or through an overseas study experience.
GRIFFITH’S INTERNATIONALISATION STRATEGY 2014-2018
The various goals and objectives to be achieved as part of the Strategy are loosely grouped under four headings (Partnerships; Student Experience; Curriculum; and Research).
Griffith English Language Enhancement Strategy
GELES is a sustained, institution, evidence-based approach to English language development, designed for undergraduate and postgraduate international and domestic students with English as an Additional Language (EAL) background, and compromises six programs systematically organised across the student lifecycle to maximise their chances of academic success.
Griffith has a culturally rich and diverse learning community. We celebrate this diversity and harness it to enrich and extend learning at program, course and classroom levels. Internationalised curricula foster the development of inter-cultural competence and preparation for global citizenship for both local and international students.
Griffith Graduate Attribute
The Griffith Graduate Attribute relevant to internationalisation refers to the development of intercultural communication skills and competence in culturally diverse and international environments. The Griffith Graduate Attributes webpage consists of a range of resources that may be embedded within curricula to support students’ understanding of the attribute, ‘effective in culturally diverse and international environments’.
New Colombo Plan
The New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Program provides funding to Australian universities and consortia to support Australian undergraduate students to participate in semester-based or short-term study, internships, mentorships, practicums and research in 40 host locations across the Indo-Pacific region.
Innovative Research Universities
The National Innovation Case Study Collection has been developed to showcase innovative practices that support student and graduate success. The aim of the collection is to disseminate good practice, and provide a mechanism through which to encourage cross-sector collaboration and save institutions from ‘reinventing the wheel’. It includes a number of case studies that relate to internationalisation.
Tourism Confucius Institute
The Tourism Confucius Institute offers a range of exciting short courses for government, industry and the wider community to promote Chinese learning, as well as a better understanding of Chinese people and their culture.
Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS)
Griffith University delivers education to international students holding Australian student visas within the requirements of the ESOS Act and related legislation, which protects and enhances Australia’s reputation for quality education, provides tuition protection and supports the integrity of the student visa program.
The Griffith Mates program delivers a range of social events and services designed to improve international student orientation, transition and English language skills while enhancing the overall student experience for international and domestic students. The Griffith Mates program is comprised of current students who volunteer to lead events and services and in return gain valuable industry and leadership experience.