About Griffith University

Griffith University has been a national and international leader in integrity research and capacity building since the early 1990s. This was inspired by the bi-partisan supported governance reforms set in train by the Fitzgerald Report into Queensland corruption and driven by a series of research centres starting with the National Institute for Law, Ethics and Public Affairs 1991-8 which became the core of the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance (KCELJAG 1998-). In 2004, the United Nations University ‘adopted’ KCELJAG and made it the headquarters of its Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law (IEGL – a joint initiative of the UNU, Griffith and other universities). Several other Griffith centres and schools have been engaged in integrity research, including the Centre for Governance and Public Policy, the Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the Griffith Law School and the Griffith Business School.

Since 2009, Griffith University has delivered a bi-annual Fitzgerald Lecture as part of its Fitzgerald initiative which includes a named PhD scholarship across broad disciplines (e.g. law, journalism, public administration, criminology).