Our research by numbers

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

Research-related rankings

           

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

  • Times Higher Education University World Rankings 2021: one of the world’s top 400 universities 
  • Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2020: ranked 62
  • Times Higher Education subject ranking 2020 - for Engineering and Technology: in the top 200
  • Times Higher Education subject ranking 2020 - for Computer Science: in the top 300 

QS University Rankings

  • QS World University Rankings 2021: one of the world's top 400 universities 
  • QS Top 50 Under 50 2021: ranked 45
  • QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 - for Art and Design: in the top 50 

Academic Ranking of World Universities

  • Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020: one of the world's top 300 universities 
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities by subject 2020 - for Civil Engineering: in the top 100 
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities by subject 2020 - for Automation and Control: in the top 100
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities by subject 2020 - for Computer Science and Engineering: in the top 150
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities by subject 2020 - for Law: in the top 150 

CWTS Leiden Rankings

These rankings are based on proportion of a university’s papers that are in the top 1% most frequently cited.

  • CWTS Leiden Ranking 2020 - for Mathematics and Computer Science: ranked 2nd in the world*
  • CWTS Leiden Ranking 2020 - for Physical Sciences and Engineering: ranked 89 in the world*
  • CWTS Leiden Ranking 2020 - for All Sciences: ranked 45 in the world*

US News

  • US News Best Global Universities for Space Science 2019: ranked 69

General research

  • 1893 Scopus indexed publications in 2019
  • 5 dedicated research institutes and 14 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

External Research Income

 

  • $274.4M total research income 2010–19
  • $47M 2019 total external research income

Research degrees

  • 186 higher degree by research completions (Oct 2018 - Oct 2019)
  • 928 accreditied supervisors (Oct 2018 - Oct 2019)
  • $4.5M invested in SUPRA stipend scholarships (Oct 2018 - Oct 2019)