In summary

  • Swinburne has soared 19 places to 24 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2024
  • The result sees Swinburne become the top-ranked Victorian university
  • THE Young University rankings list the world’s best universities founded between 1974 and today

Swinburne University of Technology has soared 19 places to number 24 in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2024, becoming the top-ranked Victorian university.

The result builds on Swinburne’s position as one of the world’s top 50 young universities, lifting us into the top 25 for the first time.

Among Australian universities, Swinburne is one the strongest movers in the rankings, climbing from 43rd position in 2023 and 50th place in 2022.

The latest ranking success follows Swinburne’s success in other university metrics, including our top 250 result in the 2024 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and our top 300 result in the QS World University Rankings 2024.

Swinburne’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Pascale Quester, said the ranking confirms Swinburne’s reputation as a young university rising on the global stage.

“This result cements Swinburne’s standing as a world-class university with a vision to bring people and technology together to build a better world,” Professor Quester said.

“At Swinburne, we are bold, imaginative and distinctive in our pursuit of global best practice. And while our success extends far beyond traditional university rankings, we are extremely proud of our strong performance.”

“Swinburne does university differently, our continued rise is a testament to the work of our staff and students, who are answering some of the world’s greatest questions today.”

THE Young University Rankings list the world’s best universities that are 50 years old or younger.

This year’s ranking assesses universities founded between 1974 and today, based on 18 performance indicators across five areas: teaching (the learning environment); research environment (volume, income and reputation); research quality (citation impact, research strength, research excellence and research influence); international outlook (staff, students and research); and industry (income and patents).

To view the full tables of THE Young University Rankings 2024, visit the Young University Rankings website.

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