Swinburne University of Technology is an Australian public dual sector university based in Melbourne, Victoria. The institution was founded by the Honourable George Swinburne in 1908 and achieved university status in June 1992. In 2009 there were 16,030 students enrolled in Higher education and an estimated 14,748 students enrolled in TAFE, including nearly 7000 international students from over 100 different countries. Swinburne has five campuses in Melbourne at Croydon, Hawthorn, Lilydale, Prahran, Wantirna – and one in Sarawak, Malaysia. As one of only five dual sector institutions in Australia, Swinburne offers both TAFE and higher education qualifications. Research produced by the Melbourne Institute in 2006 ranked Australian universities across seven main discipline areas: Arts & Humanities, Business & Economics, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, and Science. For each discipline, Swinburne University of Technology was ranked: Swinburne is a multidisciplinary institution offering TAFE, undergraduate, postgraduate and research qualifications.
Galactic dinosaurs not extinct
One of the biggest mysteries in galaxy evolution is the fate of the compact massive galaxies that roamed the early Universe.
Researchers find new relationship involving black holes in galaxies with small bulges
Research at Swinburne University of Technology has shown that it is possible to predict the masses of black holes in galaxies for which it was previously thought not possible.
Extending Einstein's spooky action for use in quantum networks
An international team, including researchers from Swinburne University of Technology, has demonstrated that the 1935 Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) quantum mechanics paradox may be extended to more than two ...
Gold nanorods target cancer cells
Using tiny gold nanorods, researchers at Swinburne University of Technology have demonstrated a potential breakthrough in cancer therapy.
Landmark discovery in gold nanorod instability
Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology have discovered an instability in gold nanoparticles that is critical for their application in future technology.
Turning winery waste into biofuels
Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology have developed a technique for converting winery waste into compounds that could have potential value as biofuels or medicines.
Three eyes on the sky track laws of Nature 10 billion years ago
Astronomers have focused the three most powerful optical telescopes in the world on a single point in the sky to test one of Nature's fundamental laws.
Silhouettes of early galaxies reveal few seeds for new stars
(Phys.org) —An international team of astronomers has discovered that gas around young galaxies is almost barren, devoid of the seeds from which new stars are thought to form – molecules of hydrogen.
New technique controls fluids at the nanoscale
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology have revealed a revolutionary method of pumping fluid at the nanoscale level that has potential use for desalinating water and lab-on-a-chip ...
Cosmic explosion spotted in neighbouring galaxy
(Phys.org) —NASA's Swift satellite reported an enormous explosion occurred this morning at 8.15 AEST in our neighbouring galaxy, Andromeda. This explosion is known as a Gamma Ray Burst (GRB), one of the ...
Astronomers steer Hawaii's Keck telescopes from Australia
(Phys.org) —From a remote control room in the middle of Swinburne University of Technology's Hawthorn campus, astronomers have successfully steered the world's largest optical telescopes more than 9000 ...
'Controlled sun' could lead to better processing of Australia's mineral exports
A newly built 'controlled sun' has the potential to help process Australia's ores more efficiently on a large scale before being sent overseas. This solar simulator is one of only a few comparable facilities in the world ...
The Universe broke its rising 'fever' about 11 billion years ago (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —An international team, led by researchers from Swinburne University of Technology, has found evidence that the Universe broke its rising 'fever' about 11 billion years ago.
Graphene photonics breakthrough promises fast-speed, low-cost communications
(Phys.org) —Swinburne researchers have developed a high-quality continuous graphene oxide thin film that shows potential for ultrafast telecommunications.
New innovation in food safety testing
Foodborne diseases are a major cause of illness and death worldwide, so the need for reliable and rapid means for detecting deadly bacteria in food samples is important for the food industry.