Swinburne in top of Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings
Wednesday 5 July 2017
- Swinburne ranked #60 in inaugural Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings
- 243 universities from the Asia-Pacific were ranked across research, knowledge transfer and international collaboration
Swinburne has been ranked in the top 25 per cent of universities featured in the inaugural Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings.
The Asia-Pacific University Rankings have been introduced this year and assess world class universities across research, research training, knowledge transfer and international collaboration.
243 universities from the Asia-Pacific region were evaluated this year and Swinburne has been ranked at #60.
“It is very pleasing to see Swinburne achieve such an outstanding result in this year's ranking of best universities in the Asia-Pacific region,” says Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development), Professor Aleksandar Subic.
“Swinburne is committed to both excellence and impact in research. We are expanding our collaboration with industry and with our research intensive partners internationally. This exceptional rankings result recognises the wonderful work of our researchers in particular.”
Some of Swinburne’s recent research achievements include:
- Development and commercialization of new type of energy storage device based on breakthrough graphene technology
- establishment of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre in Biodevices
- the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) being led by Swinburne
- 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 joint research centre in data science with Tel Aviv University.
The 2017 Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings rank 243 universities in the Asia-Pacific region, and are based on the same rigorous criteria as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings – but with special modifications to better reflect the characteristics of universities in the region.