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Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne University of Technology
(often simply called Swinburne) is an Australian public university based in Melbourne, Victoria. It was founded in 1908 as the Eastern Suburbs Technical College by George Swinburne in order to serve those without access to further education in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.[8] Its main campus is located in Hawthorn, a suburb of Melbourne
Melbourne
which is located 7.5 km from the Melbourne
Melbourne
central business district.[9] In addition to its main Hawthorn campus, Swinburne has campuses in the Melbourne
Melbourne
metropolitan area at Wantirna and Croydon. Swinburne also has a campus in Sarawak, Malaysia.[10] In 2016, Swinburne was ranked as the 61st top university in the world under 50 years old by Times Higher Education
Times Higher Education
in their top 150 universities under 50 years old ranking.[11] It is also ranked 32nd in the world for art and design in the 2016 QS World University Rankings, making it one of the top art and design schools in Australia
Australia
and the world.[12]

Contents

1 History 2 Campuses

2.1 Prahran 2.2 Sarawak, Malaysia 2.3 Swinburne Online

3 Academic profile

3.1 Rankings 3.2 Swinburne College

4 Architecture 5 Student life

5.1 Swinburne Student Union (SSU)

6 Notable alumni 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

History[edit] Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne University of Technology
has its origins in the Eastern Suburbs Technical College, which was established in 1908 in the Melbourne
Melbourne
suburb of Hawthorn by George Swinburne. In 1913, the institution changed its name to Swinburne Technical College. It attained university status on 1 July 1992 with the passage of the Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne University of Technology
Act.[13]

Swinburne Technical College (1940s)

As a consequence of the Dawkins reforms to Australian higher education in the early 1990s, the university began teaching in the suburb of Prahran through a merger in 1992 with Victoria College (previously the Prahran Institute of TAFE),[14] which stood on the site of Victoria's first training institute, the Prahran Mechanics' Institute. In 1997, Swinburne opened a campus at Lilydale, Victoria. In 1998, it merged with the Outer East Institute of TAFE
TAFE
and began operating from campuses at Croydon and Wantirna.[15] In 1999, Swinburne established the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA).[16] In 2000, the university opened a campus in Sarawak, Malaysia, as a partnership between the university and the Sarawak
Sarawak
State Government.[17] In February 2011, the university opened the Advanced Technologies Centre,[18] a 22,000 square metre building of modern architectural design at its Hawthorn campus,[19] known locally as "the cheese grater building".[20] Following a series of funding cuts announced by the Victorian Government to vocational education in May 2012,[21] Swinburne announced that it would close its Lilydale and Prahran campuses.[22] Lilydale campus officially closed on 1 July 2013.[23] The university sold its Prahran campus to the Northern Melbourne
Melbourne
Institute of TAFE
TAFE
in 2014.[24] Campuses[edit] The Hawthorn campus is Swinburne’s main campus. It hosts a range of vocational, undergraduate, and postgraduate programs. Wantirna is a TAFE-specific campus.[25] The campus also offers courses in areas including health and community services, visual arts, business and accounting.[26] The university's Croydon campus is a TAFE-specific campus, with a focus on training in trades such as building, carpentry, electrical and plumbing.[27] Prahran[edit] While Swinburne no longer operates at the Prahran campus, the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) continues to be based there.[28] Sarawak, Malaysia[edit] The Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne University of Technology
Sarawak
Sarawak
Campus is located in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.[29] Swinburne Online[edit] Main article: Swinburne Online The university's joint venture with SEEK Limited led to the creation of Swinburne Online
Swinburne Online
in 2011.[30] Academic profile[edit] Rankings[edit]

University rankings

Swinburne University of Technology

QS World[31] 441-450

THE-WUR World[32] 351-400

ARWU World[33] 401-500

USNWR World[34] 433=

CWTS Leiden World[36] 159[35]

Australian rankings

QS National[31] 22

THE-WUR National [37] 20=

ARWU National[38] 22-23

USNWR National[39] 20=

CWTS Leiden National[36] 6

ERA National[41] 23[40]

Swinburne is ranked 159th (sixth in Australia) in the CWTS Leiden ranking.[42][43] Internationally, Swinburne is ranked 401-500 by the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015 and the 351-400 by the 2015-16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 441-450 by the 2016 QS World University Rankings. Swinburne also is ranked 76-100 in the field of physics by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.[44] The university's computer science and information technology, sociology, psychology, and communications and media subjects were ranked 151-200 by the 2013 QS World University Rankings.[45] Swinburne College[edit] The university also operates Swinburne College, a provider of pathway education courses which prepare students for university study. Programs offered by Swinburne College include English language, foundation studies, diploma and professional year programs.[46] Architecture[edit]

The Old Administration Building (1908)

Daryl Jackson's Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (2001)

The George Swinburne
George Swinburne
Building, also known as 'The George' (2011)

Student life[edit]

Students on campus

Swinburne Student Union (SSU)[edit] Swinburne Student Union (SSU) is the independent student representative body of Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne University of Technology
in Melbourne, Australia. Membership is opt-in for all students.[47] Notable alumni[edit]

Andrew Dominik: film director. Chopper (2000), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), Killing Them Softly (2012), and the documentary One More Time with Feeling
One More Time with Feeling
(2016). Mark Hartley: film director, Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)[48] Richard Lowenstein: film director, "Autoluminescent" (documentary film on the life of Rowland S. Howard; 2011), He Died With A Felafel In His Hand (2001), Dogs In Space
Dogs In Space
(1986), "Strikebound" (1984) L. Scott Pendlebury (1914–1986): landscape and portrait artist; instructor (1946–1963), head of art school (1963–1974) at Swinburne Technical College[49] Sam Hammington: Australian comedian who is primarily active in South Korea

See also[edit]

Victoria portal University portal

Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing List of open access repositories in Australia
Australia
(scholarly communication) List of universities in Australia National Institute of Circus Arts Prahran Mechanics' Institute

References[edit]

^ "Swinburne Motto". Swinburne University. Retrieved 2014-07-01.  ^ "About - Swinburne University - Melbourne". Retrieved 17 July 2015.  ^ "2015 Annual Report". Swinburne University. Retrieved 2015-01-17.  ^ "Victoria Division". Retrieved 17 July 2015.  ^ https://www.nicta.com.au/education/partner-universities/ ^ http://auc.edu.au/about/auc-coordinators/ ^ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/membership.asp?memberType=institutions ^ http://www.swinburne.edu.au/about/our-university/history/ ^ "Hawthorn, Melbourne". Google Maps.  ^ "Education Malaysia
Malaysia
website". Government of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 27 January 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2013.  ^ https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2017/young-university-rankings#!/page/2/length/25/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/stats ^ https://www.topuniversities.com/universities/swinburne-university-technology ^ " Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne University of Technology
Act 1992". Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 31 October 2013.  ^ Roche, Vivienne (2003). Razor gang to Dawkins: a history of Victoria College, an Australian College of Advanced Education. University of Melbourne.  ^ "Swinburne History". Swinburne University of Technology. Retrieved 31 October 2013.  ^ "History of NICA". National Library of Australia
Australia
web archive. National Library of Australia. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 31 October 2013. CS1 maint: Unfit url (link) ^ "Education Malaysia
Malaysia
website". Government of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 27 January 2014.  ^ "ATC opens for business". Swinburne University of Technology. 23 February 2011.  ^ "Swinburne Advanced Technologies Centre". Kane Constructions. Archived from the original on 3 November 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2013.  ^ "Largest cheese grater in the world". @tke_rsk. 20 May 2013.  ^ Wheelahan, Leesa. " TAFE
TAFE
cuts will affect everyone: state governments should think again". The Conversation. Retrieved 31 October 2013.  ^ Benjamin Preiss (6 July 2012). "Swinburne to shut Lilydale campus". The Age.  ^ Kimberley Seedy (1 July 2012). "Lilydale campus officially closed". Lilydale and Yarra Valley Leader.  ^ "NMIT to turn Swinburne's Prahran campus into centre for creative arts". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2 August 2013.  ^ "Swinburne opens new training centre". CareerSpot. 26 April 2013.  ^ "Wantirna campus". Swinburne University of Technology. Retrieved 2 November 2013.  ^ "Croydon campus". Swinburne University of Technology. Retrieved 2 November 2013.  ^ Priess, Benjamin (29 July 2013). "Circus Institute nets $13 million in federal funding and will stay at Prahran campus". Sydney Morning Herald.  ^ "About Swinburne - Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak, Malaysia". Archived from the original on 21 July 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2015.  ^ "Swinburne Online". Swinburne Online
Swinburne Online
About Us. Retrieved 12 January 2015.  ^ a b " QS World University Rankings
QS World University Rankings
2018". Quacquarelli Symonds Limited.  ^ "World University Rankings 2017-2018". TSL Education Limited.  ^ " Academic Ranking of World Universities
Academic Ranking of World Universities
2017". Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.  ^ "U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities Rankings 2016". U.S. News and World Report.  ^ "Swinburne University of Technology". The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation and swissuniversities. Retrieved 21 Feb 2017.  ^ a b " CWTS Leiden Ranking
CWTS Leiden Ranking
2017". Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University.  ^ "THE 2016-2017 - Australia". Times Higher Education.  ^ " Academic Ranking of World Universities
Academic Ranking of World Universities
2017 - Australia". Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.  ^ "U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities in Australia/New Zealand". U.S. News and World Report.  ^ "All unis winners in research audit". The Australian. 4 December 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2017.  ^ "Australian University Rankings". Australian Education Network.  ^ Hare, J. (May 2, 2014). "UTS kicks Harvard's butt in ranking". The Australian. Retrieved 20 December 2016.  ^ "JCU surprise package in Leiden ranking". The Australian. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2017.  ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities". ARWU Subject rankings. Retrieved 1 November 2013.  ^ "QS World Subject Rankings 2013". QS Quacquarelli Limited.  ^ "Swinburne College". Swinburne University of Technology. Retrieved 2 January 2014.  ^ "Services". Swinburne Student Union. Retrieved 17 July 2015.  ^ "Student Achievements - Persuading, changing and influencing: Mark Hartley". Swinburne. Archived from the original on 13 April 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2010.  ^ "Laurence Scott Pendlebury (1914–1986)". Kew Gallery. Archived from the original on 31 December 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 

External links[edit]

University website

Coordinates: 37°49′16″S 145°2′18″E / 37.82111°S 145.03833°E / -37.82111; 145.03833

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