Swinburne debuts in physical sciences Times Higher Education rankings

Wednesday 29 November 2017

A man and woman in a lab.

The study of physical sciences includes physics, chemistry, astronomy and related subjects.

In summary

  • Swinburne ranked in the Times Higher Education physical sciences subject rankings
  • First time Swinburne ranked in this category
  • Swinburne placed in the top 251-300 

Swinburne has been ranked in the top 300 universities in physical sciences by the Times Higher Education subject rankings.

Placing in the top 251–300 of universities worldwide in the Physical Sciences subject ranking, this is the first time Swinburne has been recognised in this category.  

These rankings judge world-class universities across all their core missions – academic capacity, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

“It is pleasing to see Swinburne being recognised by the Times Higher Education subject rankings for our immense achievements in physical sciences,” says Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development), Professor Aleksandar Subic.

“This exceptional result shows our commitment to world-class research and innovation that creates impact. To see our research recognised among the best in Australia and the world is a testament to the excellence of our researchers and our university.”

The study of physical sciences is the study of inanimate natural objects and includes physics, chemistry, astronomy and related subjects.

The ranking follows several Swinburne achievements in this area including:

Swinburne has achieved notable improvements across a number of rankings over the past year:

As the university celebrates its twenty-fifth year of university education in 2017, these rankings demonstrate Swinburne’s commitment to being a globally recognised, world-class institution.