In summary

  • Swinburne has risen in the QS World University Rankings 2022, placing 19th in Australia and moving up 50 places to 321st globally
  • Swinburne’s performance is driven by our research citation and employer reputation metrics
  • The QS World University Rankings is one of the most respected and widely-read university performance tables

Swinburne continues to rise in the QS World University Rankings 2022, climbing 50 positions from last year to place 321st globally. Swinburne also ranked 19th within Australia. 

The QS World University Rankings assesses universities based on six criteria: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, citations per faculty, ratio of international faculty members and ratio of international students.

Swinburne’s performance this year is driven by our research citation and employer reputation.

Innovative research and graduate employability

‘Our researchers continue to produce innovative solutions to real-world problems across a range of disciplines and sectors including health, data science, social innovation, smart cities and the future of manufacturing,’ says Swinburne’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), Professor Bronwyn Fox.

‘Their work has been acknowledged in prestigious publications and garnered international recognition,’ Professor Fox adds.

Some of Swinburne’s recent achievements include:

The employer reputation metric is based on almost 50,000 responses to the QS Employer Survey, which asks employers to identify the institutions from which they source the most competent, innovative and effective graduates.

Swinburne’s performance in this area aligns with our vision to be the prototype of global best practice.

Swinburne recently increased it rankings across 14 subject areas, including Physics, Automation and Control, Law and Telecommunications in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

The QS rankings are viewed as one of the world's leading higher education league tables, along with the Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education World University Rankings.  

To view the full tables of the QS World University Rankings, visit the QS Top Universities website

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