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Swinburne is a world-ranked university leading the way in innovation, industry engagement and social inclusion. Our education, high quality research and industry partnerships create positive change for students, staff and the community.


Swinburne has an international reputation for quality research that connects science and technology with business and the community. Our standing in prestigious world academic ranking lists reflects our commitment to high quality teaching, research and graduate outcomes.

Ranked 62 in the Times Higher Education Young University Global Ranking
In 2020, Swinburne once again ranked in the THE Young University Rankings, being placed at number 62 out of 250 institutions. The Young University Rankings recognise the world’s top universities under 50 years old.

Top 400 in Times Higher Education World Ranking
Swinburne was also ranked among the world’s top 450 universities by the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Top 3% of universities globally
The 2021 QS World University Rankings ranked Swinburne in the world's top 400 universities, placing us in the top three per cent of universities worldwide.

Ranked 45 globally
Swinburne was ranked number 45 in the 2021 QS University Rankings Top 50 Under 50, an index of the world's top universities under 50 years old.

Top 50 for Art and Design
Swinburne was recognised as having one of the best design schools in the world by the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject QS World University Rankings by Subject. The university was listed in the top 50 for the Art and Design subject area.

Top 400 in ARWU Ranking
Swinburne was ranked one of the world's top 400 universities by the prestigious 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).