Times Higher Education ranks Swinburne as a top young university
Thursday 6 April 2017
- Ranking recognises the world’s top universities under the age of 50
- Underpins Swinburne’s research and innovation strategy
- Swinburne has advanced this year from 74 to 61 overall
Innovation and collaboration are at the heart of everything we do. We are proud to be leading major research projects both locally and internationally in our areas of focus.
Swinburne University of Technology has again ranked in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, which recognises the world’s top universities under the age of 50.
Swinburne Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development), Professor Aleksandar Subic, says the ranking underpins the university’s bold research and innovation strategy focused on impact.
“Our research is driven by our desire to create impact by transforming industries, and improving lives and communities through collaboration with our partners,” Professor Subic says.
“Innovation and collaboration are at the heart of everything we do. We are proud to be leading major research projects both locally and internationally in our areas of focus. Everything we do involves our students as we are focused on their employability and career advancement."
Some of Swinburne’s recent research achievements include:
- the Swinburne led $31.3 million Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGRav)
- development of an app to teach infants with cochlear implants how to speak
- Swinburne and CSIRO’s joint exploration into 3D in vitro cell culture systems
- a research centre in data science with Tel Aviv University
- start-up Bondi Labs joined Swinburne to form a joint venture in Virtual Reality
Swinburne has advanced in this year’s Young University Rankings to 61 overall, which is a notable improvement from last year's ranking of 74.
In 2017, Swinburne celebrates its 25th anniversary as a university. The university has also released its 2025 Vision and Strategy, with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research at its core.
The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings highlights rapidly rising innovative institutions. Rankings are based on five key characteristics including research, citations, teaching, industry income and international outlook.
“We have much to be proud of here at Swinburne and our research and innovation ecosystem provides opportunities more than ever before to understand and transform the world around us through collaboration with industry, business and communities we serve,” says Professor Subic.
Swinburne was founded as the Eastern Suburbs Technical College in 1908 and gained university status in 1992.