In summary

  • Swinburne has climbed 25 places to 296th in the QS University World Rankings 2023, up from 321st position the previous year
  • The ranking confirms Swinburne’s place in the Top 1% of universities worldwide
  • Swinburne has seen consistent and significant growth in the QS rankings over the past decade, rising more than 200 places since 2015

Swinburne University of Technology has climbed 25 places to number 296 in the QS University World Rankings 2023, claiming a coveted Top 300 spot.  

The latest rankings success follows a period of significant growth and achievement for Swinburne, with the university rising more than 200 places in the QS rankings since 2015.

The result confirms Swinburne’s place in the Top 1% of universities globally in both the QS rankings and the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Swinburne’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Karen Hapgood said, “Swinburne is a young university with a long history and we are proud to be building a prototype of a new and different university.

“In the year that Swinburne celebrates 30 years of being a university, this recognition tells the world what we already knew: that Swinburne is a player on the global stage. We are here to solve real-world, global problems – and that is exactly what we are doing through our research, education and the broader impact we have on our communities near and far,” Professor Hapgood said.

The QS rankings look at a university’s academic success, employer reputation, student to faculty ratio, international student ratio, employment outcomes and research citations.

Swinburne is also ranked in the 2021 QS Top 50 Under 50, placing number 45, and in the 2022 THE Young University Rankings, placing at number 50.

Related articles

  • Vice-Chancellor Professor Pascale Quester, Chancellor Fellows Renée Roberts and Vi Peterson, and Chancellor Professor John Pollaers OAM stand together
    • University

    Swinburne confers new honorary positions as it turns 30 years young

    Swinburne turns 30 Years Young, as Chancellor Professor John Pollaers OAM confers new honorary Chancellor’s Fellow title on three key outgoing Council members.
    Friday 01 July 2022
    • University
    • Sustainability

    Swinburne travel now entirely carbon neutral

    Swinburne has officially made approved travel – including individual staff flights, student flights, and indirect travel (accommodation and group transport) – carbon neutral, through the purchase of carbon offsets.
    Tuesday 28 June 2022
    • University

    Swinburne launches Australian-first reconciliation centre

    The National Centre for Reconciliation Practice will lead national academic, industry and community understandings of reconciliation, and help drive systemic change.

    Thursday 02 June 2022
  • An aerial view of Swinburne's Hawthorn campus, looking east along Wakefield Street.
    • Social Affairs
    • University

    Swinburne congratulates new Minister for Education

    Swinburne University of Technology welcomes the appointment of Jason Clare as Federal Minister for Education in the newly sworn-in Albanese Ministry.

    Wednesday 01 June 2022
  • Dramatic low angle view of 2 students standing and talking next to the ATC building.
    • University

    Swinburne climbs 25 places to Top 300 globally

    Swinburne University of Technology has climbed 25 places to number 296 in the QS University World Rankings 2023, claiming a coveted Top 300 spot and a place in the Top 1% of universities worldwide.

    Thursday 09 June 2022