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. Its main campus is located in Hawthorn, a suburb of Melbourne which is located 7.5 km from the Melbourne central business district.
Swinburne University of Technology has its origins in the Eastern Suburbs Technical College, which was established in 1908 in the 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 Act.
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), 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 and began operating from campuses at Croydon and Wantirna.
In 2000, the university opened a campus in Sarawak, Malaysia, as a partnership between the university and the Sarawak State Government.
In February 2011, the university opened the Advanced Technologies Centre, a 22,000 square metre building of modern architectural design at its Hawthorn campus, known locally as "the cheese grater building".
Following a series of funding cuts announced by the Victorian Government to vocational education in May 2012, Swinburne announced that it would close its Lilydale and Prahran campuses. Lilydale campus officially closed on 1 July 2013. The university sold its Prahran campus to the Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE in 2014.
The Hawthorn campus is Swinburne’s main campus. It hosts a range of vocational, undergraduate, and postgraduate programs.
While Swinburne no longer operates at the Prahran campus, the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) continues to be based there.
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Swinburne is internationally recognized for the output from international partnership researches.
Swinburne has been placed in the top 75 for civil engineering and physics in the top 100 in Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects by the 2016.
Another STEM and medicine-specific Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities in 2018 ranked Swinburne 551-600th overall, with field ranking of Natural Sciences 301-350th, and subject ranking with civil engineering 251st, computer science 257th and physics 258th.
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. Swinburne College had collaborated with Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies.
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|Alan Kin-Tak Lau||Pro Vice-Chancellor of Research Performance and Development|
|Margaret Reid||Professor at the Centre for Quantum and Optical Sciences|
|Lisa Given||Associate Dean, Research and Development, for the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design|
|Ken Friedman||Dean of the Faculty of Design|
|Matthew Bailes||Professor at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing|
|Katharine Betts||Adjunct Associate Professor of Sociology|
|Con Stough||Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology|
|Arran Gare||Associate Professor in the Faculty of Life and Social Sciences|
|Lawrence Pendlebury||Instructor and then head of the art school||1946 - 1963, 1963 - 1974|
|Per Mollerup||Professor of Communication Design|
|Jeremy Mould||Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing|
|David Williamson||Lecturer in mechanical engineering and thermodynamics, Lecturer in social psychology||1966 - 1970|
|Karl Glazebrook||Professor of Astronomy||1966 -|
|James Clancy Phelan||Instructor first year fiction||2016 -|
|Alan Duffy||Research Fellow and Associate Professor at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing|
|Peter Hannaford||Director of the Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy|
- 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 (2016).
- Mark Hartley: film director, Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)
- 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 (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
- Sam Hammington: Australian comedian who is primarily active in South Korea
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