Research institutes, the Innovation Precinct and recent achievements
Monday 4 December 2017
Providing regular updates about recent research developments and achievements to:
- broader international community.
Welcome to the second edition of the Swinburne Research quarterly eNewsletter.
This quarter we look at some recent highlights and research achievements across a range of disciplines. We also follow the progress of the five research institutes and the Swinburne Innovation Precinct.
Launch of our research institutes
We have recently launched our five research institutes that enable and facilitate high-impact interdisciplinary research across Swinburne in collaboration with industry. The institutes bring together our expertise in:
Swinburne Innovation Precinct
The Swinburne Innovation Precinct will officially launch early next year in our new Innovation Hub building (The Fire Station).
While the role of the precinct is to extend across the whole university, the former fire station contains purpose built spaces for entrepreneurship and innovation workshops, translational research and innovation engagement, accelerator and start-ups. The building itself dates back to 1910, just two years after Swinburne was first established as a technical institute.
The development of the Innovation Precinct aligns strongly with Swinburne’s 'Research with impact' strategy focusing on transforming industries, and shaping lives and communities.
This issue we share with you a selection of our recent outstanding research achievements.
- The 2017 ARWU ranking results puts Swinburne in the top three per cent of universities in the world.
- We renewed our partnership with Caltech (California Institute for Technology).
- The $31.3m Australian Research Council’s Centre for Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) launched this year.
- A strategic research alliance has been established with the State Government of Sarawak to strengthen research collaboration in areas aligned with the digital economy agenda.
- We expanded our partnership with China’s Shandong University in Weihai to establish a Joint Research Centre in Advanced Manufacturing.
- A partnership was formalised with Tel Aviv University with the launch of a Joint Data Science Research Centre.
- Distinguished Professor Karl Glazebrook was elected to the Australian Academy of Science.
- A monumental partnership with technology giant, Siemens, has awarded Swinburne a record $135 million industrial digitalisation grant for Factory of the Future.
These exciting achievements align with the goals set out in Swinburne's Research and Innovation Strategy 2020. In particular, they reflect our objective to increase capacity for sustained excellence and world-leading research in science and technology.
Research and innovation ecosystem
As we progress forward, our research and innovation ecosystem will continue to support and enable our academics to achieve world-class outcomes. This ecosystem, comprising our research institutes and centres, the Digital Research and Innovation Capability Platform and the Swinburne Innovation Precinct, will have a transformational impact on industry and society.
Professor Aleksandar Subic
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development)