Discover the latest social affairs news about Swinburne’s research, teaching and student success stories.
Swinburne takes ‘Digital School in a Van’ to Pakistan
Wed 27 Feb 2019
Thousands of underprivileged children from the heart of Pakistan have been introduced to digital technology, due to a Swinburne initiative.
Why Australians are falling in love with American football
Fri 01 Feb 2019
When the New England Patriots face the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl on Sunday night, an increasing number of Australians will be tuning in.
Consumer-led research gives a voice to disadvantaged
Thu 24 Jan 2019
Swinburne’s partnership with Family Life and Life Without Barriers has generated a project to explore better ways to address the needs of the vulnerable.
Research shows how journalists are faring after redundancy
Wed 05 Dec 2018
Since leaving secure jobs in newsrooms, employment has been unstable for many former journalists – but experts found job satisfaction has been high.
Swinburne PAVE Director helps shape the future of aged care services in Australia
Wed 28 Nov 2018
Swinburne’s Vocational Education Director Mish Eastman has been appointed to the Aged Services Industry Reference Committee
A fairer society through technological innovation
Mon 12 Nov 2018
Machine learning and its impact across different groups in Australia was explored as part of the Society 4.0 Forum held at Swinburne.
One in four Australians are lonely
Fri 09 Nov 2018
A Swinburne report has found half of Australians feel lonely for at least one day a week, while one in four feel lonely for three or more days.
The benefits and pitfalls of working in isolation
Dr Agustin Chevez says isolation at work can be unhealthy. But it can also be a good thing.
Who wins and who loses when platforms like Airbnb disrupt housing?
Thu 08 Nov 2018
Dr Sharon Parkinson says current owners benefit from short-term letting platforms, leaving prospective owners and tenants disadvantaged.
Coffee consumers in university settings
Wed 07 Nov 2018
Dr Jonathan Kingsley writes that universities should take the lead in reduction of disposable coffee cup use.