We offer supervision to research students at postgraduate (Master and PhD) levels in the fields of innovation and social network analysis. There are also opportunities for co-supervision with industry leaders and academics from other faculties and institutions so that you can gain experience across many fields of research.

Research degrees

PhD research

Our research degrees enable PhD candidates to develop an independent research agenda focusing on issues of the economics of innovation and networked innovation. Under the supervision of our world-class researchers, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the Centre’s research activities.

Start your research thinking

Some prospective topics or themes PhD candidates might consider include:

  • How has the global patent system influenced international trade and the globalisation of R&D activities?
  • How do networks of inventors and scientists collaborate to generate radical scientific breakthroughs? What can governments do to foster science, innovation and technological upgrading?
  • What is the role of international collaboration and migration in scientific research, innovation and economic performance?

Elective units

We offer four elective units that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate of Research and Innovation Management, which is undertaken concurrently with applicable Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) courses.

Find a supervisor

Our researchers work across economics, law, sociology and other related research areas. Explore our research areas to find a potential supervisor for your chosen area of research.

Economics of innovation

Find out more about this research theme.

Social network analysis

Find out more about this research theme.

  • Female student with a bright blue jumper is seen studying a desk in a well-lit campus space, she is drawing on a tablet.

    How to apply for a research degree

    Applications for research degrees are accepted year-round for most research programs. Learn the application and enrolment process for international students and learn how to find a potential supervisor.

  • Scholarships

    We offer a wide range of scholarships to help selected students from all walks of life reach their academic goals.

  • Entry into Research Degrees

    Our research degrees give you access to specialist facilities, world-class researchers, training and support. Learn more about what we offer and how to apply.  

Explore more of our centre

Want to find out more?

If you’re looking to undertake a postgraduate research degree and would like more information or assistance finding a supervisor, please contact our Deputy Director, Associate Professor Alfons Palangkaraya, on +61 3 9214 5826 or by emailing cti@swinburne.edu.au.

Contact us