Swinburne ranks as a top University under the age of 50
- Swinburne has been ranked number 45 among the top young universities in the world by QS World University Rankings 2021
- The ‘Top 50 Under 50’ is an annual ranking of the world’s top universities founded less than 50 years ago
- Swinburne also ranked 62nd in the 2020 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings
Swinburne has been ranked number 45 among the top 50 young universities in the world.
The ‘Top 50 Under 50’ is a ranking of the world’s top universities founded less than 50 years ago, based on results from the latest QS World University Rankings.
Swinburne has also ranked 62nd in the 2020 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, which are based on the same metrics as the THE World University Rankings, but with less emphasis on reputational surveys and more on factors such as research productivity, staff-student ratios, institutional income and doctoral education.
“These rankings confirm that since attaining university status in 1992, Swinburne has developed a reputation as a world-class university, producing quality research that is relevant, world-changing and recognised globally,” says Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) Bronwyn Fox.
“Strong performance in these rankings help us to establish links with other institutions and further develop international partnerships, delivering global impact in science, technology and innovation.”
Swinburne recently ranked 372nd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2021, up 11 positions from last year’s rankings.
Earlier this year Swinburne also placed among the best universities in the world in 12 subject areas in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, showcasing our strengths in engineering and technology, arts and humanities, and natural sciences.
Some of Swinburne’s recent recognised research achievements include:
- The development of an ultra-thin nanostructure gold film with the potential to revolutionise next-generation bio-sensing chips
- Director of the Optical Sciences Centre, Professor David Moss, co-created the optical micro-comb chip that is now at the heart of the research collaboration with Monash and RMIT universities that recently recorded the world’s fastest internet speed
- Eight Swinburne academics recognised in top 200 computer science scholars in Australia
First published in 2012, the QS Top 50 Under 50 celebrates the world’s leading young universities. It is published annually, based on the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings. The QS World University Rankings assesses universities’ performance across six indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per faculty member, faculty/student ratio, proportion of international students, and proportion of international faculty members.
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