Swinburne subjects debut in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Friday 9 November 2018

Students sitting on Wakefield lawns

Swinburne is internationally recognised as a world-class university with a focus on conducting research with impact.

In summary

  • Swinburne has debuted in four new subjects in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019
  • Swinburne has been ranked in seven subjects in the 2019 rankings released to date
  • This result demonstrates the university’s efforts to conduct internationally impactful research

Swinburne has debuted in four new subjects in the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 by subject.

Of the seven subjects Swinburne featured in overall, the four areas in which the university placed for the first time in the world university rankings scheme are:

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development), Professor Aleksandar Subic, says this well-earned result demonstrates the university’s outstanding efforts to conduct internationally impactful research.

“Recognition of these subjects as world-class by Times Higher Education is a major milestone for these disciplines and demonstrates our systematic growth in research capacity, excellence and reputation across Swinburne,” Professor Subic says.

Physical sciences, arts and humanities and social sciences have all been ranked highly again.

Swinburne research highlights

Swinburne’s world-leading and internationally recognised research is reflected in recent initiatives which include:

Times Higher Education subject rankings methodology

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

The rankings use 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators grouped into five areas:

  • teaching (the learning environment)
  • research (volume, income and reputation)
  • citations (research influence)
  • international outlook (staff, students and research)
  • industry income (knowledge transfer)

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.”