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 200 for the 2020 Times Higher Education Engineering and Technology subject ranking
  • Ranked in the top 300 for the 2020 Times Higher Education Computer Science subject ranking
  • Ranked in top 400 in the 2020 QS World University Rankings
  • Ranked 42 for Art and Design by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019
  • Ranked one of the world's top 400 universities by the prestigious 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
  • Ranked in the top 100 for Civil Engineering by the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019
  • Ranked 69 in the 2019 US News Best Global Universities for Space Science

General research

External Research Income

 

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

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)