Swinburne’s science achievements boost Times Higher Education ranking

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Swinburne has placed in the top 250 universities globally for physical sciences, in new subject rankings released by Times Higher Education.

In summary

  • Swinburne has moved into the top 201-250 for physical sciences in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject
  • This ranking recognises Swinburne’s recent scientific achievements, particularly in areas of astronomy and physics
  • Swinburne maintained its top 301-400 ranking for psychology and placed 401-500 for clinical, pre-clinical and health

Swinburne has improved its ranking in the area of physical sciences in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject, placing in the top 201-250.

Physical sciences includes the broad areas of astronomy, physics, chemistry and earth sciences.

This notable ranking recognises some of Swinburne’s recent achievements in this area, including:

Swinburne’s Dean of Science, Professor Virginia Kilborn, says Swinburne’s strong science offerings and commitment to world-class research outcomes is reflected in this latest ranking.

“This improvement shows our focus on world-class research and research facilities is working. It also recognises the exceptional work our teachers, academics and researchers contribute to the field and the high quality of our science degrees.”

Other subject areas included in this latest round of the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject are:

Times Higher Education ranking success

The Times Higher Education rankings analyse world-class universities across core missions: academic capacity, research, knowledge transfer and international reach.

Subject rankings released by Times Higher Education in November showed Swinburne’s business and economics subjects continued to climb, moving into the top 301-400. In October, Swinburne’s STEM achievements were recognised, with engineering and technology, and computer science both rising in the rankings to sit at 176-200 and 251-300 respectively.

In September, Swinburne placed in the top 400 of the world’s best universities in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, positioning Swinburne in the top three per cent of universities worldwide.