Swinburne has improved its position in the QS World University Rankings, driven by our strong research performance and record of citations.
The annual QS World University rankings are calculated based on a methodology that measures academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, research citations per faculty, international faculty ratio and international student ratio.
This year, Swinburne ranks 372nd in the world, up 11 positions from last year’s rankings.
“Swinburne researchers continue to lead in research discoveries in a range of fields. Their work has been acknowledged in distinguished publications and garnered the recognition of the international research community,” says Swinburne Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), Professor Bronwyn Fox.
Some of Swinburne’s achievements include:
- Director of the Optical Sciences Centre, Professor David Moss, co-created the optical micro-comb chip that is now at the heart of the research collaboration with Monash and RMIT universities that recently recorded the world’s fastest internet speed.
- Professor Baohua Jia and Dr Han Lin from our Centre for Translational Atomaterials are using atomaterials to create new materials and products with never-before-seen functionalities.
- Ten high achieving Swinburne researchers were announced as Highly Cited Researchers for 2019 by Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science Group.
- Swinburne was awarded the 2019 Australian Business Award for Business Innovation for its Industry 4.0 Initiative.
Since 2015, Swinburne has established a strong progression in the QS ranking system reflecting the university’s commitment to high-quality teaching and research and graduate outcomes.
Earlier this year Swinburne placed among the best universities in the world in 12 subject areas in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, showcasing our strengths in engineering and technology, arts and humanities, and natural sciences.