Thursday, May 19 2022

Swinburne confirmed its place in the top 50 universities in the world under 50, rising twelve places in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking of young universities.

Swinburne has been recognized at number 50 out of over 400 global institutions.

Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Virginia Kilborn, said the result was a testament to the hard work of all Swinburne staff over many years.

“Swinburne is a young university with a proud history of excellence in research, teaching, innovation and industry engagement,” said Professor Kilborn.

“This recognition confirms the strong global reputation that Swinburne continues to build among students who want the best credentials you can have in a technology-driven world, and in the international research community as we bring people and technology together. to build a better world.”

THE the rankings consider teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry earnings, with weightings recalibrated from the THE World University Rankings to emphasize research productivity, staff-student ratios and doctoral training.

Swinburne is also ranked among the top 50 young universities in the world by QS World University Rankings, ranking 45th.

The announcement follows a very successful period for Swinburne’s international reputation, with the university having moved up more than 100 places in the past two years in the THE World University Ranking.

Bringing people and technology together

Swinburne’s research continues to be at the forefront of global innovation. Some recent research highlights include:

  • Our new Aerostructures Innovation Research Center (AIR Hub) brings together the best of Victoria’s leaders in aerospace research, design and manufacturing with the support of $12 million in funding from the Victorian Government.
  • The Swinburne Space Technology and Industry Institute celebrated one year of operation, with a list of accomplishments ranging from helping detect bushfires from space to colliding a neutron star with a black hole.
  • One of Australia’s most powerful supercomputers is getting a major upgrade, with Swinburne designing and installing a new space-focused machine with the backing of $5.2 million in Victorian government funding .
  • Thirteen Swinburne scholars across 15 disciplines have been named to Clarivate’s 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list.
  • Nine Swinburne academics have received $4.4 million in competitive government funding for ARC Discovery projects, and a further $1.5 million has been awarded in industry-backed ARC Linkage project funds.
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