Our four flagship research 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 health and smart cities domains.

Worked with 140+ partners

280+ researchers across almost 200 cross-disciplinary projects

130+ events to engage our communities

Our research institutes

Outwardly focused and outcome-oriented, we partner with industry, government, community organisations, not-for-profits and more to find innovative solutions to real-world problems.

Explore our research centres and groups

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 events

  • Research
    • Research Impact
    • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

    Achieving Social Connection & Community Resilience: Joining the dots between policy, practice, research, and community

    The event presents the latest evidence from the Australian Research Council funded project ‘Activating Social Connection’, with a keynote from Hon. Dr Andrew Leigh MP. Speakers who are leaders in their fields will address practice and policy questions raised in the research and offer constructive, feasible actions for improvement.

    Tue 6 June
    9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre, South Morang or Online
    $77 (incl GST)
    Register now (Achieving Social Connection & Community Resilience: Joining the dots between policy, practice, research, and community )
  • Research
    • Technology
    • Sustainability
    • Engineering
    • Science

    Six Decades of Satellite Meteorology

    In this seminar, hear Professor John Le Marshall look back on the history of satellite meteorology, dating back to the first weather satellites, launched in the 1960s, which provided imagery that enabled detailed synoptic analysis over the data sparse areas of the globe, in particular over the southern oceans.

    Wed 19 April
    10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    ATC101 Lecture Theatre (Ground Floor) 427-451 Burwood Road Hawthorn
    Register now (Six Decades of Satellite Meteorology)
  • Research
    • Technology

    What's the value of voice?

    In this discussion, US-based Fulbright Scholar Valerie Jones will share her research exploring how voice-powered virtual assistants such as Google’s Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa might provide new opportunities for new ways of feeling connected, focusing on ageing adults. 

    Wed 5 April
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Register now (What's the value of voice?)
  • Research
    • Research Impact

    Global health and equity: Research that is positively impacting humanity

    You will hear about the Centre for Global Health and Equity's inspirational research and global engagement journey, including how it has generated many widely used products and tools. 

    Wed 29 March
    9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    Register now (Global health and equity: Research that is positively impacting humanity)
  • Research
    • Innovation
    • Sustainability

    Smart Cities Week: Australia and New Zealand

    Smart Cities Week offers sessions designed to bring demand and supply side stakeholders together in a way that incubates business opportunities and incubates the smart cities investment pipeline.

    Mon 6 February to Fri 10 February
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Hawthorn Campus / Online
    Fees apply
    Register now (Smart Cities Week: Australia and New Zealand)

Learn more about Swinburne partnerships

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 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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