Established as a university in 1992, Swinburne is a world-class, multidisciplinary institution leading the way in science, technology, business, design and innovation. The university's strengths build on the founding principles of equal opportunity, student-focused learning and industry engagement. Swinburne has an agile and forward-thinking understanding of global business and government which means it responds to the changing needs of industry. The university provides students with access to high-quality teaching, exposure to high-impact global research, and active engagement with both industry and the community. Much of Swinburne's research is concentrated in its specialist centres which are noted for their industry and institutional links, community service and multi-disciplinary approach. Graduates are widely recognised for the contribution they are making to Australian and international industry, business and society through the solving of important practical problems by applied, interdisciplinary research. Swinburne invests heavily in providing students and researchers with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Significant recent developments include the $100 million Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre (AMDC) and the $140 million Advanced Technologies Centre (ATC) at the Hawthorn campus. The ATC houses leading-edge research facilities including the Smart Structures Laboratory, the first of its kind in Australia. Additionally, Swinburne has developed successful relationships with universities around the world. Their extensive international research collaboration and mobility of teaching staff between Swinburne and their partner universities combine to provide students with a truly international experience.