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Swinburne University of Technology Vice-Chancellor


Professor Linda Kristjanson
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Campus locations

  • Hawthorn
  • Melbourne city
  • Croydon
  • Wantirna
  • Sarawak, Malaysia

Swinburne is a world-ranked university leading the way in innovation, industry engagement and social inclusion. Our education and high-quality research create positive change for students, staff and the community.

Our main campus is in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn. Other Melbourne-based campuses include 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. We also offer a range of qualifications online through Swinburne Online and Open Universities Australia.

At Swinburne, we see education not simply as a form of learning, or the transfer of knowledge and skills from one generation to the next, but as a path to empowering individuals to enter the workforce, build a future, and contribute to a nation’s growth and success

For over 50 years, Swinburne has 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’s emphasis is on teaching and research in science, technology, innovation, business and design. Our researchers have a reputation for high-impact research with strengths in advanced manufacturing technology, astrophysics, biotechnology, cognitive sciences, computing, micro and nano-engineering, optics and applied laser technology, social sustainability and wellbeing. A desire to innovate and bring about positive change motivates both our students and staff.

Swinburne has become one of the world’s leading universities, ranking as one of the top 400 in the world, as assessed by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. We also rate highly for educational experience in The Good Universities Guide, Australia's only comprehensive degree and university ratings guide.

Students come first at Swinburne and we respect the strength that difference creates. 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.