Times Higher Education ranks Swinburne in top 65 young universities
Thursday 7 June 2018
- The ranking recognises the world’s top universities under 50 years old
- Reflects the university’s commitment to producing research with impact
Swinburne has once again ranked in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, which recognises the world’s top universities under 50 years old.
Placed 65th among 250 institutions, this ranking is based on five key characteristics including research, citations, academic capacity, industry income and international outlook.
Swinburne Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development), Professor Aleksandar Subic, says this excellent ranking result demonstrates the university’s strong focus on producing high quality research and innovation outcomes that create economic and social impact.
“Our research is driven by our vision to create real impact that transforms industries, improves lives and shapes communities through collaboration with our partners,” Professor Subic says.
“Collaboration and innovation are at the heart of our research. We are proud to be leading the way in major research initiatives, both locally and internationally, through deep engagement with industry, business and society.
“Our students play a central role in all our efforts across the integrated education and research domains as we are dedicated to ensuring their future employability both locally and globally.”
Some of Swinburne’s recent research achievements include:
- A first-of-its-kind partnership with CSIRO in Silicon Valley to increase Australia-US research, innovation and commercialisation
- The creation of a blockchain technology platform to revolutionise the global art trade industry in partnership with ArtChain Global
- The development of a world-first, self-fitting hearing aid with rechargeable battery and the ability to be set via a smartphone
- The launch of Swinburne’s Innovation Precinct, a central point connecting the university’s research and innovation capabilities and providing a place for staff and students to collaborate with industry
In 2017, Swinburne released its 2025 Vision and Strategy, with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research at its core.
Professor Subic says the university will continue its commitment to fostering a research-led innovation ecosystem based on interdisciplinary research collaboration.
“We have so much to be proud of at Swinburne, as we continue to see our students and staff translating innovative research outcomes into new technologies, products and services that will generate social and economic impact.”
Swinburne was founded as the Eastern Suburbs Technical College in 1908 and gained university status in 1992.