Our five flagship institutes drive research collaboration across Swinburne, building on the depth and excellence of our discipline-specific research activity. With multidisciplinary research teams, they tackle big challenges that have the potential to transform. They’re innovating across sectors, from game-changing technologies for energy storage to easing the burden on Australia's healthcare system with apps; mapping everyday acts of charity and volunteer work and leading Industry 4.0 developments within manufacturing, health and smart cities domains.

Outwardly focused and outcome-oriented, the institutes partner with industry, government, community organisations, not-for-profits and more to find innovative solutions to real-world problems. They are always agile and align with state, national and global priorities for growth and development.   

Worked with 141 partners*

Had 661 researchers involved in cross-disciplinary projects*

Hosted 120+ events to engage our communities*

*Across all 5 institutes since 2017

Our Research Institutes

  • “Our five research institutes focus on Swinburne’s areas of expertise to drive and facilitate high-impact, interdisciplinary research. Working with industry, business and the community, they create positive social and economic change, on local and global scales.

    Professor Bronwyn Fox , Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise)

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Our research centres and groups cultivate strength in specialist areas by concentrating resources in one place. All research centres have an excellent record of scholarship, publication and research funding.

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Our research is inspired and informed by the needs of external partners. If you would like to collaborate on a project or seek our expertise to solve a problem, get in touch today, or learn more about Swinburne's vision, achievements and success stories

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For general enquiries across our five research institutes or to be connected to the right people, call us on +61 3 9214 4859 or email research@swinburne.edu.au.

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