Our research strengths

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 four dedicated research institutes, two research platforms and 11 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.

$44m external research income1

228 research degree completions2

1,963 indexed publications in 20233

16 five-star discipline areas4

Highly cited researchers

Seven Swinburne researchers were identified as leading researchers placed globally in the top 1% in their respective disciplines in 2023 by Clarivate Analytics Web of Science Group.

Top worldwide rankings

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings has listed Swinburne in the top 250 of the world’s best universities, while Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings has listed Swinburne in the top 25 of the world’s best young universities.

More than our rank

Swinburne is also participating in global initiative More Than Our Rank to showcase our research success beyond traditional rankings.

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:

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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 2023
Higher degree by research completions (Oct 2022 – Oct 2023)
3 Scopus indexed publications in 2023
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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