World League
Swinburne University of Technology

Australia

Swinburne University of Technology, John Street, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia

509 World
rank
25 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1992
Short name:
SUT
Type:
Public
Students:
20310
Faculty:
560
Faculty/Students Ratio:
36
:
1
Web-site:
www.swinburne.edu.au
Region:
Oceania
Location:
Hawthorn, VIC
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 509 40.257
Teaching 669 16.637
Research 339 50.8
International Diversity 141 72.127
Financial Sustainability 439 52.356
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 582 17.322
Research Perfomance Rankings 291 57.600
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TEACHING
World Rank: 669
Country rank: 25
Score: 16.637
League: World League
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Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 339
Country rank: 23
Score: 50.8
League: Bronze League
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40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 141
Country rank: 20
Score: 72.127
League: Golden League
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Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 439
Country rank: 17
Score: 52.356
League: Copper League
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Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

Based in Melbourne, Swinburne was originally established as a technical college in 1908. University status was achieved in 1992, and Swinburne now offers a wide range of programs at its Melbourne campuses, at a major branch-campus at Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia, and online. In both education and research, Swinburne's strengths lie predominantly in science, engineering, ICT, design, the social sciences, business and innovation. Consistently rated within the 'top 500' in all major international university ranking systems (and in the 'top 100' for Physics), the University has a proud reputation for teaching excellence. There is a strong emphasis on experiential and industry-engaged learning, and on high-quality online delivery, and the organisation's reputation is reinforced, year after year, by the excellent feedback provided via national student and graduate surveys. Research is focussed in five areas: Future manufacturing: integrating materials and manufacturing technology with design, automation and ICTs Sustainable futures: combining engineering, social and environmental elements to address sustainability issues, inform debate and influence policy Digital frontiers: changing the way we work, communicate and socialise via advances in ICT, business innovation and design Personal and societal wellbeing: improving health, wellness and quality of life Inspirational science and technology: igniting community interest and stimulating next generation leaders.

Mission Statement

Swinburne`s mission (and vision) is to be Australia`s leading university of science, technology and innovation by 2020. This intent is predicated on the University`s strengths across the physical, social, behavioural and health sciences, and in design, business and innovation. Central to the vision is a determination to remain a focussed, rather than a comprehensive, university. Over past decades, Swinburne has progressed to become one of the world`s leading universities. The emphasis is on high-quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology and innovation teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national and international economic and social objectives. Swinburne is working to advance and build research quality and impact through partnerships with industry, other universities and research institutes - within Australia and internationally - to achieve outcomes that are directly relevant and applicable to industry and society. Quality is never confused with elitism: the University provides educational opportunities to capable students everywhere. Both as an early leader in international education and an early adopter of high quality online education, Swinburne is expanding the educational opportunities available to a new generation of learners from more than 120 different nations. To achieve its 2020 vision, Swinburne: o embraces a University-wide commitment to growth through excellence o engages students through quality programs, often available in different delivery modes to suit individual needs o produces outstanding research that is relevant, impactful and internationally-recognised o aims to be a partner of choice for industry, government, other universities and research institutes, and community agencies and groups.