Swinburne rises in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Thursday 12 September 2019

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The 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings place Swinburne at 389 overall, up 52 places.

In summary

  • Swinburne's rank continues to rise in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings
  • Swinburne is ranked at 389 in the 2020 rankings, compared to 441 the previous year
  • The improvement is in part attributed to Swinburne’s strong focus on high-quality research

Swinburne has ranked in the top 400 of the world’s best universities in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Swinburne places at 389th overall, which is up 52 places from the previous year’s rankings, positioning Swinburne in the top three per cent of universities worldwide.

Swinburne’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development) Professor Aleksandar Subic says this year marks the first time that Swinburne has ranked in the top 400 in all three major rankings.

“This outstanding outcome is the result of Swinburne’s comprehensive strategy driven by research excellence, internationalisation and impact,” says Professor Subic.

This year Swinburne has improved its position in a number of globally recognised rankings.  

Swinburne’s world-leading and internationally recognised research is reflected in recent initiatives, including:

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings judge research-intensive universities across five core pillars: Teaching, Research, Knowledge Transfer and International Outlook.

Swinburne improved in many areas in the 2020 rankings including citations, research income, publications and research reputation.