We’re proud of our reputation for high-quality research here at Swinburne. Our research meets the demands of various organisations including industry, government, community organisations, not-for-profits, start-ups and entrepreneurs to improve the way we live and build a sustainable future.

Explore our research

Select one of the tabs below to explore the work being conducted by our ground-breaking research centres and research groups. Alternatively you can  check out one of our five focused research institutes that drive multidisciplinary collaborations with industry, business and community to maximise research impact.  

Research Centres

Our faculty-based Research Centres drive deep, discipline-based research. They are the engine room of our research performance and are also collaborative environments that support and develop our research talent, from early career researchers through to senior professors and research leaders. They are integral in enabling Swinburne to achieve research excellence and a high-ranking international reputation.

Business and Law Centres

Health, Arts and Design Centres

Science, Engineering and Technology Centres

Research Groups

Our Research Groups are the foundation level of our research ecosystem. They are established when the quality, scale and impact of research grows beyond the capacity of an individual researcher. Ongoing development and peer support is of paramount importance with our Research Groups.

Other research groups

  • Cost of Living, Productivity and Inequality
  • Destination Management Research Group
  • Productivity and Inequality Research Group
  • Social Media Research Group
  • Tourism, Hospitality, and Destination Management Research Group

Looking for a world-class research institute?

Our research institutes drive multidisciplinary collaborations with industry, business and community to maximise research impact. Our flagship institutes build on the depth and excellence of our discipline-specific research activities.

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Our achievements and success stories

Our partnerships have been instrumental in effecting change with industry, government, community organisations, not-for-profits, start-ups and entrepreneurs. Learn more about these inspiring stories.

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  • Aerial image of the Swinburne Sarawak campus in Malaysia

    Swinburne Sarawak Research Centres and Clusters

    Swinburne Sarawak’s designated research centres cultivate strength in specialist areas by concentrating resources in one place. Each centre consists of a group of researchers who collectively have a significant national or international profile.

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Our events

  • Research
    • Innovation
    • Research Impact
    • Business

    Tom Spurling Oration: The future of work depends on what we value

    The Centre for Transformative Innovation invites you to the 2020 Tom Spurling Oration three part webinar series. The series will explore beyond the second Great Depression and discuss restoring employment and prosperity in the 2020s.

    Wed 18 November
    4:30 PM to 5:45 PM
    Online
    Free
    Learn more (Tom Spurling Oration: The future of work depends on what we value)
  • Research
    • Innovation
    • Research Impact
    • Business

    Tom Spurling Oration: Lifting the long tail in post-COVID Australia

    The Centre for Transformative Innovation invites you to the 2020 Tom Spurling Oration three part webinar series. The series will explore beyond the second Great Depression and discuss restoring employment and prosperity in the 2020s.

    Wed 11 November
    4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
    Online
    Free
    Register now (Tom Spurling Oration: Lifting the long tail in post-COVID Australia)
  • Research
    • Innovation
    • Research Impact
    • Business

    Tom Spurling Oration: COVID-19: Inconvenient and Political Truths

    The Centre for Transformative Innovation invites you to the 2020 Tom Spurling Oration three part webinar series. The series will explore beyond the second Great Depression and discuss restoring employment and prosperity in the 2020s.

    Wed 25 November
    5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
    Online
    Free
    Register now (Tom Spurling Oration: COVID-19: Inconvenient and Political Truths)
  • Research
    • Innovation
    • Technology
    • Industry 4.0
    • Business

    Adoption of Industry 4.0 in SMEs – A Panel Discussion

    The Centre for Transformative Innovation, Factory of the Future, Advanced Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Hub and The Social Innovation Research Institute invite you to a panel discussion which will examine the experiences of Small to Medium Enterprise’s (SME) adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies.

    Thu 15 October
    5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Online Webinar
    Free
    Read more (Adoption of Industry 4.0 in SMEs – A Panel Discussion)
  • Research
    • Technology
    • Research Impact
    • Film and Television

    Virtual Reality: Doubled Embodiment

    Please join the Centre for Transformative Technologies for an exciting session on probably the most hyperbolised and alluring condition of virtual worlds; their ability to fully immerse participants.

    Featuring Miriam Ross, Senior Lecturer in the Film Programme at Victoria University of Wellington.

    Wed 14 October
    4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Online
    Free
    Find out more (Virtual Reality: Doubled Embodiment)

Contact Swinburne Research

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

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