The Swinburne University of Technology was established over 100 years ago with the aim to provide technical education to people who were denied from entering further education. Since that day, Swinburne has been dedicated to coming up with innovative ways of educating its students, providing strong links between education and industry engagement and encouraging social inclusion.
Today, the university has over 50,000 students, which is a long way from the 80 people that enrolled in 1909. Swinburne has always placed a strong focus on emerging technologies and equipping students with the ability to adapt to changing environments.
Swinburne University’s Hawthorn Campus
Located just a 10 minute tram or train ride away from the centre of Melbourne, Swinburne University’s Hawthorn campus is the main campus of Swinburne. It is the hub of Swinburne’s teaching, research and development activities.
The brand new, state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre (AMDC) at the Hawthorn campus is an exciting development in story of Swinburne and will foster links between design and the engineering, ICT, business and social sciences faculties.
Opened at Swinburne's Hawthorn campus in 2014, the centre is a hub for researchers carrying out world-leading research, education and training.
The AMDC shares its equipment, knowledge and commercial outcomes. This collaborative approach is building strong links across the higher education, research, vocational training and manufacturing sectors, and will enhance Australia’s ability to develop an internationally competitive, highly productive and technologically advanced manufacturing sector.
The $100 million centre was built with the support of the Commonwealth Government, which provided $40 million through its Education Investment Fund. The building is Swinburne's second 5-star green star building, certified by the Green Building Council of Australia.
Getting To Swinburne University
Travelling to the Hawthorn Campus of Swinburne University couldn’t be easier, with ample on-site parking, and a range of public transport options, travel will be a breeze throughout the MISE 2020 Conference. Travel options include:
- Parking: All-day ticketed parking is available on campus. There are also ticketed off-campus car parks and on-street parking options.
- Train: The Glenferrie railway station is practically on campus. Belgrave, Lilydale and Alamein train lines from the city centre travel to the station in only 10 minutes.
- Tram: The number 16 Kew to St Kilda Beach tram travels along Glenferrie Road.
- Bus: Bus number 624 travels along Auburn Rd, followed by a 10-minute walk to the campus.
Hawthorn is one of Melbourne’s most attractive inner-city suburbs. With the vibrant cafés, restaurants, bars, boutiques and bookshops on Glenferrie Road, there are plenty of local sights for conference delegates to take in during the conference. Plus, like all of Melbourne’s inner-city suburbs, there is also the convenience of necessities such as supermarkets, banks and ATMs nearby.
Explore Hawthorn’s many laneways, loaded with fantastic coffee and shopping options. Relax in Central Gardens or go to the gym at the newly renovated Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre. Hawthorn’s newly opened Lido Cinema, with its rooftop cinema, is always worth a look.