Swinburne business subjects leap in Times Higher Education Rankings
Thursday 7 November 2019 by Alayna Hansen
- Swinburne has moved into the top 301-400 in Business and Economics in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject
- Social Sciences is ranked in the 401-500 category, while Education is in the top 301-400
- The Times Higher Education rankings analyse world-class universities across academic capacity, research, knowledge transfer and international
Swinburne’s recent achievements in the areas of Business and Economics have been recognised in the 2020 Times Higher Education subject rankings, jumping up into the top 301-400 globally.
Last year, Swinburne made a strong debut in the top 401-500 for Business and Economics. It has built on this performance following a number of recent highlights, including:
- International accreditation by the AACSB, a hallmark that is given to only the top 5 per cent of the world’s schools offering business degrees
- The launch of Australia’s first Master of Financial Technologies (FinTech) in partnership with Bendigo Bank and industry unit partners such as IBM Research Australia
- The unveiling of Swinburne’s Australian Leadership Index – the largest ever survey of leadership for the greater good
- The creation of Swinburne’s Sport Innovation Research Group that will undertake research projects about sport consumers, innovation, policy and the social impact of sport
Dean of Swinburne Business School, Professor Keryn Chalmers, says this latest ranking reinforces Swinburne’s place among the world’s highest quality business schools.
“The ranking improvement is external validation of the school’s upward trajectory. It is wonderful recognition for the dedicated research and teaching endeavours of our talented staff.”
Social Sciences and Education
The Times Higher Education rankings analyse world-class universities across core missions: academic capacity, research, knowledge transfer and international reach.
Social Sciences has remained constant since the 2019 list and is ranked 401-500, demonstrating enduring success across disciplines.
In Education, Swinburne is mentioned among other notable institutions in the top 301-400.
Subject rankings released by Times Higher Education in October showed Swinburne’s STEM subjects continued to climb, with Engineering and Technology moving into the top 176-200 and Computer Science moving into the top 251-300. Arts and Humanities ranked in the top 301-400.
Swinburne was also listed among the world’s top 400 universities for 2020, placing in the top three per cent of universities worldwide.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development), Professor Aleksandar Subic, says these results demonstrate the university’s commitment to maintaining an international reputation for quality research, teaching and graduate outcomes.
“It is pleasing to see Swinburne being recognised by the Times Higher Education subject rankings for our immense achievements.
“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.”