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.
Black hole makes 'String of Pearls' clusters
(Phys.org) —Huge young star clusters resembling a string of pearls around a black hole in the centre of a galaxy 120 million light-years away have been discovered by researchers at Swinburne University of Technology.
Early universe was less dusty than believed
(Phys.org) —Dust may be more rare than expected in galaxies of the early Universe, according to an international research team, led by Swinburne University of Technology astrophysicist Dr David Fisher.
Galactic clusters low on hydrogen
Astronomers at Swinburne University of Technology and their international collaborators have found evidence that galaxies that are located in groups might be running out of gas.
Butterfly inspires new nanotechnology
By mimicking microscopic structures in the wings of a butterfly, an international research team has developed a device smaller than the width of a human hair that could make optical communication faster and more secure.
Graphene-based discs ensure safe storage
(Phys.org) —Swinburne University of Technology researchers have shown the potential of a new material for transforming secure optical information storage.
New class of old star cluster discovered
(Phys.org) —Star clusters with properties not seen before have been discovered by an international team of astrophysicists, led by Swinburne University of Technology's Professor Duncan Forbes.
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 kilometres away at ...
Black holes growing faster than expected
(Phys.org)—Astronomers from Swinburne University of Technology have discovered how supermassive black holes grow - and it's not what was expected.
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.
'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 ...