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ARWU ranks Swinburne in World's top 100 for Physics

Friday August 19 2011

Swinburne University of Technology has been ranked as one of the World's 100 Universities in Physics in the 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) - formerly known as the Shanghai Jiao Tong Rankings. The Centre for Micro-Photonics is part of Swinburne's physics program.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) uses six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Scientific, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance with respect to the size of an institution.1

Swinburne University of Technology has been placed in the World's top 500 Universities for the second year running, and for the first time has placed in the top 100 of the World's universities in Physics, sharing the honour with only two other Australian universities.

The Centre for Micro-Photonics is proud to be a part of Swinburne's success in world leading physics research.

1 http://www.arwu.org/aboutARWU.jsp