Swinburne subjects debut in Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019
Wednesday 26 June 2019
- Swinburne has two new subjects ranked by ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
- Eight subjects have improved on previous year’s positions
- A total of 13 Swinburne subjects featured in this year’s rankings
Swinburne has risen in the ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019, with two new subjects included and eight subjects improving on last year’s positions.
Swinburne had a total of 13 subjects featured in the highly-regarded university research rankings scheme and placed for the first time in education (301-400) and law (151-200).
Swinburne has also improved its position in eight subject areas in the 2019 rankings. These are:
- Computer science and engineering: 201-300
- mechanical engineering: 151-200
- electrical and electronic engineering (201-300)
- Civil engineering: 76-100
- Materials science and engineering: 201-300
- Psychology: 301-400
- Business administration: 201-300
- Physics: 301-400
Communication, management, and hospitality, tourism and management have all maintained their positions since last year.
Swinburne’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development), Professor Aleksandar Subic, says he is pleased to see Swinburne continue to add to its list of subjects recognised by ShanghaiRankings.
“It is an impressive breakthrough and a milestone moment for these Swinburne research disciplines to be featured for the first time. These rankings demonstrate our dedication to systematic growth in research capability, excellence and reputation across our research ecosystem,” Professor Subic says.
“We are committed to undertaking world-class research in our focus areas that push the boundaries of science and technology.”
Maintaining strong results
Swinburne recently placed highly in the Time Higher Education Young University Rankings, remaining in the top 100 globally at 81.
The most recent QS World University Rankings placed Swinburne in the top three per cent of universities in the world, ranking 21 in Australia and 383 globally.
In March, Swinburne achieved an exceptional outcome in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, including significant improvements across a range of disciplines.
Swinburne research highlights
Swinburne’s world-leading and internationally recognised research is reflected in recent initiatives, including:
- Showing how sunlight can trigger a ‘healing process’ in the cells to improve their efficiency and stability
- Developing a collaborative robot system to automatically treat back, neck and head pain caused by soft tissue injury
- A report showing the need for reform in the education and training of workers for the future of work
- The awarding of $1 million of funding to Swinburne and industry partners through the Global Innovation Linkages Program
Professor Subic says the university will continue to conduct high impact research that transforms industries, improves lives and shapes communities.
“I look forward to supporting our staff and students in their research endeavours that are built on our collective desire to achieve world leading excellence.”