Our research by numbers

The last decade has seen a considerable rise in research funding and research publications for Swinburne.

Research-related rankings

           

  • Ranked one of the world’s top 400 universities by the Times Higher Education University World Rankings 2020
  • Ranked in the top 250 for the 2018 Times Higher Education Engineering and Technology subject ranking
  • Ranked in top 400 in the 2020 QS World University Rankings
  • Ranked 45 in the 2019 QS World University Rankings – Top 50 under 50
  • Ranked in the top 40 for Art and Design by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018
  • Ranked one of the world's top 400 universities by the prestigious 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
  • Ranked 133 in Civil Engineering by the Academic Ranking of World Universities 

General research

 

  • $229m total research income 2010–18
  • $39m 2018 total external research income
  • 1551 Scopus indexed publications in 2018
  • 5 dedicated research institutes and 11 research centres
  • 16 discipline areas ranked at a 5 (well above world standard), 2018 ERA*
  • 20 discipline areas ranked at a 4 (above world standard), 2018 ERA*
  • 20 specific fields of research ranked at a 3 (at or above world standard), 2018 ERA*

*Excellence in Research Australia is Australia’s national research evaluation framework

Research degrees

  • 1157 higher degrees by research (HDR) students enrolled in 2018
  • 150 higher degree by research completions in 2018
  • 184 accreditied supervisors in 2018
  • $8.8m invested in HDR stipend scholarships in 2018