Since opening its doors in 1975, Griffith University has come to be regarded as one of Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions and one of the most influential universities in the Asia-Pacific region. Breaking with university tradition when it offered Australia's first degrees in Asian and environmental studies, Griffith has grown to be a large multi-campus institution with internationally recognised strengths in teaching and research. Griffith offers more than 300 degrees in: arts, languages and criminology; business; education; engineering and information technology; environment, planning and architecture; environment and public policy; health; law; music; science; visual and creative arts. Work-integrated learning enhances student learning experiences, producing work-ready graduates who can make a real contribution to their local and international communities. Today Griffith's strategic research places it on track to be a world leader in the fields of Asian politics, trade and development; climate change adaptation; criminology; drug discovery and infectious disease; health; sustainable tourism; water science; music and the arts. Griffith is a member of Innovative Research Universities and focuses its research efforts in areas of strategic importance locally, nationally and globally. Griffith offers a distinctive learning experience that fosters global perspectives in all of its students - from a curriculum engaged with international issues, to staff and student exchanges abroad, and hosting renowned scholars from around the world. Griffith has developed close partnerships with more than 150 educational institutions, many of which are world leaders. Each of Griffith's five campuses, spanning Australia's fastest growing corridor from Brisbane to the Gold Coast, has specific areas of teaching and research strength and works closely with its local community. With more than 40,000 students from 124 countries, Griffith is Australia's ninth largest higher education provider. Partnerships with industry, employers, organisations, governments and the wider community make Griffith a truly rich and exciting place to be - a place where the next generation of researchers and professionals is being nurtured to make their own contributions to the world. Campuses: Nathan, Gold Coast, Logan, Mt Gravatt, South Bank.