In summary

  • Swinburne University of Technology has achieved strong results in the ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023
  • Our Automation and Control subject was a standout performer, ranking at 36 globally and second in Australia
  • Business Administration jumped 350 places to rank 44, and Tourism and Hospitality Management rose from the top 150 to the top 75

Swinburne University of Technology has achieved strong results in the latest Shanghai Ranking, the ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023.

This year, two Swinburne subjects ranked in the top 50 worldwide.

Automation and Control was a standout performer at rank 36, positioning Swinburne at number two in Australia for the subject, and up nine places from last year. 

Also in the top 50 was Business Administration, which ranked 44. The subject rose an outstanding 350 places from the 301-400 band last year.

Hospitality and Tourism Management ranked closely behind, in the 51-75 bracket, from the top 150 last year.

Swinburne's Professor Karen Hapgood, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, expressed her appreciation to the academics and educators contributing to this year's strong results.

"Swinburne’s consistent success in the ARWU subject rankings demonstrates the impact our researchers and research have on a global scale.

"The significant improvement by subjects like Business Administration shows how our commitment to undertaking quality and impactful research across all disciplines is beginning to really pay off,” Professor Hapgood said.

“Congratulations to everyone involved in this exceptional result.”

Newly ranked subjects soar into top 200

Of the 23 Swinburne subjects ranked, nine subjects improved their ranking, with some leaping several bands since last year.

Three subjects were ranked for the first time this year, debuting in the top 150 (Instruments Science and Technology) and the top 200 (Chemical Engineering, and Energy Science and Engineering).

  • Automation and Control 36 (up from 42)

  • Business Administration 44 (up from 301-400)

  • Hospitality and Tourism Management 51-75 (up from 101-150)

  • Civil Engineering 76-100 

  • Computer Science and Engineering 76-100

  • Mechanical Engineering 101-150 (up from 201-300)

  • Instruments Science and Technology 101-150 (ranked for the first time)

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering 101-150  

  • Telecommunication Engineering 101-150

  • Law 101-150

  • Communication 151-200

  • Physics 151-200  

  • Transportation Science & Technology 151-200

  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 151-200 (up from 201-300)

  • Chemical Engineering 151-200 (ranked for the first time)

  • Energy Science and Engineering 151-200 (ranked for first time) 

  • Public Administration 151-200 (up from 401-500)

  • Materials Science 151-200 (up from 201-300)

  • Chemistry 201-300 (up from 401-500)

  • Nursing 201-300 

  • Management 301-400 (up from 401-500)

  • Psychology 301-400 

  • Education 401-500

The ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023 ranks more than 1,900 universities globally in 55 subjects across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences and social sciences.

The ranking methodology focuses on research outputs, research influence, international collaboration, research quality, and international academic awards.

Swinburne’s latest subject rankings success follows its recent climb in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2024, as well as its top 250 overall university ranking in THE World University Rankings 2024.

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