Our combination of focused research, valuable industry collaborations and investment in cutting-edge technologies, has driven significant research achievements and attracted recognition from around the world. Our six dedicated research institutes and 15 research centres ensure we are at the forefront of discovery.

A growing list of important research findings, business partnerships and spin-off companies along with a steady increase in government grants and international rankings, puts Swinburne in an advantageous position for the future.

$66m external research income1

220 research degree completions2

2,088 indexed publications in 20223

16 five-star discipline areas4

Our research strengths

Highly Cited researchers

  • 9 Highly Cited researchers across 6 disciplines

Our researchers have been highly cited across 6 disciplines for 2022, Clarivate Analytics Web of Science Group

ERA achievements

Excellence in Research Australia is Australia's national research evaluation framework. In the latest report (2018), Swinburne achieved:

  • 16 discipline areas ranked at a 5 (well above world standard)
  • 20 discipline areas ranked at a 4 (above world standard)
  • 20 specific fields of research ranked at a 3 (at or above world standard)

External research income

  • $66m 2022 total external research income

Our international footprint

Swinburne Sarawak Campus

Madras and Hyderabad
Joint Research Centre with Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM)
Joint Research Hub with Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IITH)

Arena 2036 Research Hub, University of Stuttgart

Silicon Valley, San Francisco
CSIRO-Swinburne Strategic Partnership

Weihai and Hong Kong
Joint Research Centre in Advanced Manufacturing with Shandong University Weihai, Weihai Economic and Technological Development Zone and the Australian Education Management Group
Hong Kong Productivity Council PhD Hub 

Higher Degree by Research achievements (2022)

  • 220 higher degree by research completions

More about our research achievements

Significant research findings

Swinburne's research findings have a far-reaching impact on science, industry and the broader community. The university's researchers have made discoveries that have dramatically changed the face of fields ranging from medicine to social services, astronomy and aeronautical safety.

Explore some of our most recent research outcomes below:

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    Research impact

    Our researchers are dedicated to driving economic and social impact. We are searching for solutions at the intersection of technology and humanity, pushing the boundaries of what is possible and inventing the future.

1 Total external research income for 2022
Higher degree by research completions (Oct 2021 – Oct 2022)
3 Scopus indexed publications in 2022
4 16 discipline areas ranked 5 stars (well above world-standard), 2018 ERA report

Contact Swinburne Research

Whatever your query please direct your general enquiry to the research team on +61 3 9214 4859 or via research@swinburne.edu.au.

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