Young university, big research impact

Friday 22 April 2016

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Swinburne researchers have developled a new graphene lens that could help computers beam data at the speed of light

In summary

  • Nature Index tracks the world's best natural science research
  • Swinburne a fast mover with 33 per cent increase from 2014-2015

Swinburne University of Technology has improved its standing in this year’s Nature Index, moving almost 33 per cent from 2014-2015.

The Nature Index tracks the world's best natural science research by tallying the number of articles published by research institutions.

Swinburne has placed at number 13 in the Australian table, a testament to the university’s growth in producing high quality research that delivers innovative solutions to real-world problems. 

 Victorian universities in the 2015 Nature Index 

“Inspiring research requires attention to the outcomes that are delivered,” Swinburne Vice-Chancellor, Professor Linda Kristjanson, says.

“At Swinburne, we know that we can achieve greatest impact by ensuring that our research efforts are directed to key areas that are critical to Australia’s future. This is why we have remained focussed on areas of particular strength in the domains of science, technology and innovation.”

The Nature announcement comes after Swinburne featured in the Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 Rankings as one of the world’s top universities under the age of 50

High-impact research

Recent initiatives that showcase Swinburne’s high-impact research include:

Download a copy of Swinburne’s Research Impact magazine to discover research stories from a wide range of disciplines, including astronomy, physics, materials and nanotechnology, engineering, computer science, neurosciences and psychology.