Our research by numbers

The last decade has seen a considerable rise in research funding and research publications for Swinburne.

Research-related rankings

  • Ranked one of the world’s top 420 universities by the Times Higher Education University World Rankings 2017–18
  • Ranked in the top 60 of the 2017 Times Higher Education's Asia-Pacific University Rankings
  • Ranked in the top 250 for the 2018 Times Higher Education Engineering and technology subject ranking
  • Ranked in top 430 in the 2018 QS World University Rankings
  • Ranked in the top 60 for the 2018 QS Top 100 Universities Under 50, an index of the world’s top universities under the age of 50
  • Ranked one of the world's top 350 universities by the prestigious 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
  • Ranked top 200 in the ARWU in the field of natural sciences and mathematics 

General research

  • $175m total research income 2009–16
  • $240m recent research infrastructure investment (the Advanced Technologies Centre and the Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre)
  • $18.4m 2017 research block grant funding allocation
  • $25m 2016 total external research income
  • 1298 SCI-E and SSCI indexed publications in 2016
  • 5 dedicated research institutes and 11 research centres
  • 9 discipline areas ranked at a 5 (well above world standard), 2015 ERA*
  • 12 discipline areas ranked at a 4 (above world standard), 2015 ERA*
  • 27 specific fields of research ranked at a 3 (at or above world standard), 2015 ERA*
  • *Excellence in Research Australia is Australia’s national research evaluation framework

Research higher degrees

  • 1088 higher degrees by research (HDR) students enrolled in 2016
  • 158 higher degree by research completions in 2016
  • $8.7m invested in HDR stipend scholarships in 2016
  • 555 accredited Swinburne HDR supervisors