Swinburne University of Technology logo
Picture of Swinburne University of Technology
Picture of Swinburne University of Technology
Picture of Swinburne University of Technology
Picture of Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology Vice-Chancellor


Professor Linda Kristjanson
 facebook-small twitter-small youtube-small.png

Campus locations

  • Hawthorn
  • Croydon
  • Wantirna
  • Sarawak, Malaysia


Swinburne is a world-class university creating social and economic impact through science technology and innovation. As a university, we are dedicated to producing outstanding research that is relevant, has impact and is internationally recognised.

In 1908 our institution was founded on the premise that our work would be shaped by industry and community needs. It is this practical and responsive perspective that continues to characterise our approach to research and education.

We have three Melbourne-based campuses; Hawthorn, Wantirna and Croydon. Internationally, we have a campus in Sarawak, Malaysia, which connects us to one of the most rapidly growing regions of the world.
At Swinburne, we are committed to helping our students unlock the skills and capabilities required to transform their own lives and the lives of others in their communities.

For over 50 years, we have been partnering with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. By working on real industry projects and gaining the professional skills that put knowledge into practice, our students are able to prepare for a fulfilling career.

Swinburne has become one of the world’s leading universities, ranked within the top three per cent of universities globally, as assessed by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Our rankings reinforce Swinburne as a university with a depth of expertise in teaching and research, both in Australia and internationally.

Swinburne’s research focus is on data science, health innovation, smart cities, social innovation and the future of manufacturing. Our research strengths include astronomy and physics, engineering, materials science, computer science and information technology, as well as design and innovation. We also have substantial capability and research excellence in neuroscience, mental health and the humanities and social sciences.

Both as an early leader in international education and through our expertise in online education, Swinburne is an institution making educational opportunities available to a new generation of learners through Swinburne Online and Open Universities Australia.

Students come first at Swinburne and we respect the strength that difference creates. Our students graduate with an entrepreneurial and enterprising mind-set, confident and ready to stride into the future.