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HistoryIn 1965, 174 hectares (430 acres) of natural bushland at Nathan were set aside for a new campus. Initially the site was to be part of the University of Queensland, which was experiencing strong demand in humanities and social sciences.By 1970 a new institution was being mooted, and Theodor Bray (later Sir Theodor Bray) was asked by the Queensland Government to establish a second for Brisbane and the third for the state. After several months of discussion, the Queensland Government announced on 24 December 1970 that Bray would head a committee charged with establishing Griffith University. The Mount Gravatt site was renamed Nathan and set to become Griffith's first campus.On 30 September 1971, the Queensland Government officially created and recognised Griffith University with the passing of the Assent to Griffith University Act 1971.On 5 March 1975, Griffith University began teaching 451 students in four schools: Australian Environmental Studies, Humanities, Modern Asian Studies and Science.The university was distinguished by its "problem-based" rather than disciplinary approach to course design and research.In the 1990s, the Dawkins Revolution saw a number of tertiary education reforms in Australia, resulting in a series of amalgamations of colleges and universities. In 1990, the Mount Gravatt Teacher's College (established in 1969) and Gold Coast College of Advanced Education (established in 1987) became official campuses of Griffith University. The Queensland Conservatorium of Music continued the higher education mergers and became an official part of Griffith University in 1991. Originally established in 1957, the new entity became known as Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. In 1992, the amalgamations were completed for Griffith, with the Queensland College of Art (QCA), established in 1881 and recognised as the oldest continuous operating art training institution in Australia, officially becoming part of the university.Griffith's fifth campus, Logan, opened in 1998. Located in the suburb of Meadowbrook, on an area of green fields south of Brisbane, the Logan campus was established to specifically address the interests and needs of the Logan City area.Griffith University was an official Partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Over 500 university students and staff were closely involved in the planning and delivery of event.CampusesGriffith University's campuses are distinctive for their nature-based settings within urban environments.OrganisationGriffith University is structured in four academic groups, with teaching offered through a range of schools, colleges and departments.Arts, Education and LawSchool of Criminology and Criminal JusticeSchool of Education and Professional StudiesSchool of HumanitiesSchool of Languages and LinguisticsGriffith Law SchoolQueensland College of ArtQueensland ConservatoriumGriffith Film SchoolGriffith Business SchoolDepartment of Accounting, Finance and EconomicsDepartment of Employment Relations and Human ResourcesDepartment of Business Strategy and InnovationDepartment of MarketingDepartment of Tourism, Sport and Hotel ManagementSchool of Government and International RelationsGriffith HealthSchool of Allied Health SciencesSchool of Applied PsychologySchool of Dentistry and Oral HealthSchool of Human Services and Social WorkSchool of Medical ScienceSchool of MedicineSchool of Nursing and MidwiferySchool of PharmacyGriffith SciencesSchool of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Environment and ScienceSchool of Information and Communication TechnologyRankingsGriffith also ranks highly as a young university, ranking 37th in the 2015/16 QS University Rankings Top 50 Under 50 and 82nd in the 2015 Times Higher Education Top 100 under 50.In Australia, Griffith University ranks 14th out of 29 universities.Griffith is in the top 450 universities worldwide in five major world rankings; Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), QS World University Rankings (QS), Leiden Ranking, Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE-WUR),University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP).