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The Swinburne Institute for Social Research

The Swinburne Institute for Social Research is one of the largest social science and humanities research centres in Australia. We produce relevant and outstanding research across a range of critical issues, including the sustainability of our cities, the impact of digital technologies, and the movement of people across borders. Our researchers work with industry, government and community partners to extend the evidence base, identify solutions to complex problems and contribute to public debate. 



  • psychology of humour

    Indigenous Studies Reading Group

    A monthly reading group for Swinburne staff and students researching in the field of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and international Indigenous studies.

  • 9 Feb

    CCI Summer School in Digital Methods

    Monday 9 February to Thursday 12 February 2015

    An intensive program for researchers on new quantitative, qualitative and data-driven digital methods and their applications.

The Swinburne Institute is proud to contribute to:

Low Carbon Living CRC

Centre of Excellence Creative Industries & Innovation

Co-op Research Centre for Spatial Information

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network