Swinburne continues to rise up the ranks of the top young universities

Friday 14 July 2017

Swinburne Hawthorn campus as seen from Wakefield St

In summary

  • Swinburne listed in top universities under 50 years old
  • Swinburne has improved its ranking this year, moving up one bracket
  • These rankings reflect Swinburne’s high level of research

For the third year running, Swinburne University of Technology has ranked in the QS rankings for the world’s top universities under the age of 50.

This is a ranking of the world’s top universities founded less than 50 years ago, based on rankings from the latest QS World University Rankings.  

Swinburne has continued the trend of moving up the rankings each year, improving from the 61-70 bracket to the 51-60 bracket in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

Swinburne was also ranked 61 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for universities under 50 years old, as well as ranking 60 in the inaugural Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings.

These rankings confirm that despite its young age, Swinburne is a university that is recognised globally as a world class university with exceptional research, industry engagement and international outlook and academic reputation.

Swinburne’s commitment to producing quality research that is relevant, world-changing and recognised globally is demonstrated in recent initiatives such as:

  • Establishment of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre in Biodevices
  • a joint research centre in advanced manufacturing and materials with Shandong University
  • Swinburne Innovation Precinct director Professor Sally McArthur awarded a joint appointment as an Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Science Leader at CSIRO
  • A Wipro funded Chair in Artifical Intelligence

These consistently improving rankings across QS and Times Higher Education show the systematic continued growth of Swinburne as the university celebrates its twenty-fifth year of university education in 2017.