Research is about big ideas and finding solutions to the big problems that face our society.

At Swinburne, we attract world-class minds. We offer our research students, our research staff and our collaborators the opportunity to participate in world-changing projects. We are keen to invest in these projects and provide state of the art research facilities to support these activities.

We keep our research focused so we can deliver big results. We operate in niche and developing markets and we have a reputation for innovation and excellence in applied research. Swinburne prides itself on its collaboration with local and international industry. Our research innovation, collaboration and excellence often result in the commercialisation of new ideas and products.

We’re committed to a sustainable future. We strive to make our research activities ecologically sound, socially just and economically viable. This ensures that they will continue to be so for future generations to come. We incorporate sustainability principles into our research and into our engagement with industry and the community.

  • “Your support allows us to work on research that can change the world."

    Professor Bronwyn Fox , Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise)

Research with Impact 

  • Research

    Ranked among the best universities in the world, Swinburne's $250 million research facilities are world-class and our researchers are experts in their field.
  • Research institutes

    Swinburne's research institutes drive multidisciplinary collaboration, linking researchers with industry, business and community to maximise research impact.
  • Research centres, groups and clinics

    Our research centres, groups and clinics cultivate strength in specialist areas by concentrating resources in one place. All research centres have an excellent record of scholarship, publication and research funding.

  • Achievements and success stories

    We don’t just talk the talk — we walk the walk. Read about some of our key partnerships, programs and recent success stories.

Donors creating impact through research

Learn how some of our generous donors have partnered with Swinburne to create impact and critical new learnings through research.

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