Swinburne is a world-class university focused on creating impact. We are committed to transforming the future of education by giving students the knowledge, adaptability and experience they need to make a lasting impact on the workplace of tomorrow. We’re also dedicated to producing research that is relevant, internationally recognised and ahead of the game. 

Core strengths

Research at Swinbune is focused on our core strengths. This is so we can concentrate our human and technical resources on creating real change in the world. Over the last 100 years we have grown from being a technical college to a university that’s internationally recognised for its excellence in robotics, engineering, mathematics, telecommunications, health and social innovation, to name a few. 

We’re currently leveraging these strengths to focus on the following six key areas:

  1. Future manufacturing
  2. Sustainable futures
  3. Digital frontiers
  4. Personal and societal wellbeing
  5. Inspirational science and technology
  6. Health

Creative partnerships

To increase our capability and impact, we’re regularly investing in research infrastructure and pursuing strategic partnerships with industry, government and community organisations. These collaborations have resulted in the commercialisation of countless new ideas, products and services. 

Industry 4.0

As one of the only universities with a holistic 4.0 strategy, we’re using digital technologies to create social and economic impact. In 2019, we were awarded the 2019 Australian Business Award (ABA) for Business Innovation for our Industry 4.0 initiatives.

The future

Through innovation and strategic investment in infrastructure and research excellence, we aim to build on our reputation as a research-intensive university of world standard and create positive change. As part of this commitment, we offer our research students, staff and collaborators the opportunity to participate in world-changing projects that advance society.

Strategic Plan 2025

Strategic Plan 2025

Learn how we are supporting this vision over the next five years.
Research and Innovation Strategy 2020

Research and Innovation Strategy 2020

Learn how our cutting-edge research and associated programs are leading the way.
Research ethics and integrity

Swinburne researchers are committed to the highest ethical, professional and scholarly standards. Our research conforms to the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and our commitment to the code is reflected in our People, Culture and Integrity Policy. 

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