Swinburne University of Technology: Swinburne continues global climb

The latest rankings release sees Swinburne subjects continue to climb.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released their global ranking of academic subjects this week. Swinburne has achieved global rankings in 20 subjects in 2022, up from 17 in 2021.

Of those, six subjects jumped into a higher band:

Automation and Control (rank 45, up from 51-75)
Civil Engineering (rank 51-75, up from 76-100)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (rank 76-100, up from 151-200)
Hospitality and Tourism Management (rank 101-150, up from 151-200)
Physics (rank 151-200, up from 201-300)
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (rank 201-300, up from 301-400).
Our best ranking area is automation and control, followed by civil engineering, with electrical and electronic engineering and computer science and engineering drawing for third.

Swinburne experiences an upwards trend
Earlier in the year, Swinburne climbed 25 places in the QS University World Rankings 2023, which firmly reinforces its position in the Top 1% of universities worldwide. Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Karen Hapgood says despite the challenges of recent years, Swinburne is enjoying an upwards trend in global rankings.

“With Swinburne turning 30 years young in 2022, the rankings are a welcome celebration of our impact on the global stage. They confirm that our vision to build a prototype of a new and different university is having a broader impact,” says Professor Hapgood.

“Swinburne’s steady rise in the ARWU subject rankings reflects the inspired, excellent, creative, tech-rich, industry engaged and impactful work our researchers do.

“I am particularly excited to see Swinburne’s excellence in Automation and Control recognised as being in the top 50 worldwide. Our research strength in this area is critical to many of our industry partners, who come to Swinburne to collaborate on innovative projects in the many areas, including advanced manufacturing, industry 4.0, autonomous vehicles, renewable power and energy grids, and smart cities.

“From our astronomers being among the first researchers in the world granted time in the first observation cycle of the James Webb Space Telescope, to working to automate the blood donation pack folding process, I am continually amazed by the dedicated research coming out of the Swinburne community.”