Swinburne debuts in physical sciences Times Higher Education rankings
Wednesday 29 November 2017
- 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:
- World-first graphene certification centre to be established at Swinburne
- The Australian Research Council’s $31.3 million Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery launched at Swinburne
- Swinburne’s Professor Elena Ivanova and Professor Saulius Juodkazis awarded the prestigious 2017 UNSW Eureka Prize for Scientific Research
- Professor Baohua Jia and Dr Han Lin lead a team in developing a graphene oxide-based supercapacitor offering high performance and low-cost energy storage.
Swinburne has achieved notable improvements across a number of rankings over the past year:
- 61 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for universities under 50 years old
- 60 in the inaugural Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings
- Top 60 in the QS rankings for the world’s top universities under the age of 50 for the third year running
- Top 350 of the world’s best universities according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, jumping almost 100 places in a 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.