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.
|Motto||Factum per Litteras (Latin)|
Motto in English
|"Achievement through learning"|
1992 (university status)
|Location||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Affiliations||Universities Australia, OUA, ASAIHL, Australian Computer Society, Engineers Australia, NICTA, Apple University Consortium, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy|
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.
|Swinburne University of Technology|
|CWTS Leiden World||159|
|THE-WUR National ||20|
|CWTS Leiden National||6|
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.
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.
Daryl Jackson's Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (2001)
Swinburne Student Union (SSU)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 (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
- Aparna Subramani: Executive Director, World Bank
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