State's best uni for graduate satisfaction
Date posted: Wednesday 17 Aug 2011
- ***** Teaching quality
- ***** Generic skills
- ***** Graduate satisfaction
- ***** Gender balance
- ***** TAFE credit
Swinburne University of Technology's excellence in learning and teaching has been recognised by the 2012 Good Universities Guide, released today.
For the second year in a row, the guide has rated Swinburne the best university in Victoria for graduate satisfaction continuing a successful track record of being best in Melbourne in 2007, 2008 and 2010.
Swinburne was also rated the best university in Melbourne for teaching quality and the best in Victoria for producing graduates with generic skills.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Linda Kristjanson said the results, which come just two days after Swinburne was named as one of the world’s top 500 research universities, reflect Swinburne’s commitment to becoming one of Australia’s leading higher education institutions.
“We believe we are rated so highly by our students because of our personalised approach and the way we support individuals to achieve their education and employment aspirations,” she said. “We put the student at the centre of everything we do.”
In the 2012 Good Universities Guide Swinburne was awarded five star ratings for:
***** Teaching quality
***** Producing graduates with generic skills
***** Overall graduate satisfaction
***** Gender balance
***** Proportion of students given TAFE credit
Swinburne received four star ratings for getting a full time-job and research intensivity, making it one of the top three universities in the state for both categories. Four star ratings were also awarded for staff qualifications, positive graduate outcomes and cultural diversity.
Earlier this week the Academic Ranking of World Universities placed Swinburne in the top 500 research universities in the world, and in the top 100 for the field of physics.
Professor Kristjanson said that it was the third year in a row that Swinburne had made the top 500 list, confirming its reputation for high quality, focused research.
“As well as being renowned for excellent learning and teaching, we also have an absolute commitment to producing world-class research that delivers new knowledge to society.
“Advances in physics help us understand the world in which we live, so I am particularly proud that we are one of the top 100 universities in the world in this field,” she said.
Swinburne will be showcasing its teaching and research excellence at Open Day this Sunday 21 August from 10am – 4pm, at its Hawthorn, Prahran and Lilydale campuses.