Academic Ranking of World Universities

Curtin University
English Name: Curtin University
Region: Oceania
Country: Australia
Found Year: 1987
Address: Kent Street


Curtin University is Western Australia's largest and most culturally diverse university, welcoming more than 53,000 students from all over the world. As an internationally focused institution, Curtin’s mission is to change minds, lives and the world through leadership, innovation and excellence in teaching and research.



Curtin is ranked among the world’s best. In the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015, Curtin asserted its position amongst the top two per cent of universities worldwide, thanks to its growing reputation as a research-intensive university. In the Times Higher Education 2015 top 100 universities under 50 years of age, Curtin ranked at 81 worldwide.


Global connections

In addition to its main campus in Perth, Western Australia, Curtin has campuses in Sydney, Malaysia and Singapore, and education centres in regional Western Australia. Curtin is globally recognised for its strong international connections, and in 2016 ranked as the second most international university in Australia in the Times Higher Education Top 100 Most International Universities. Curtin always looks for new and innovative ways to strengthen its global presence. It currently enjoys partnerships with more than 90 institutions worldwide and welcomes the third-largest international student population of any Australian university.



Every faculty at Curtin is involved in high-impact, applied research that can make a real difference to industry and the community. Curtin’s research strengths are concentrated around four broad themes: minerals and energy, ICT and emerging technologies, sustainable development and health. Curtin is involved in more than 70 high-impact research centres and collaborations, including the Centre for Crop and Disease Management, Cisco Internet of Everything Innovation Centre and Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy.



Curtin offers more than 100 courses across science, engineering, health sciences, business, humanities and Indigenous studies. Curtin’s courses emphasise industry connections and teach practical skills for the workplace. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015, Curtin’s architecture and built environment, art and design, earth and marine sciences and education fields were ranked in the top 100 in the world. Curtin’s flexible study options, leading research facilities and distinguished staff mean that students can expect to graduate career-ready with knowledge and skills highly sought-after by employers.



Curtin’s innovative approach to teaching, research and campus life has asserted its position on the international stage. Students can interact with virtual technologies in the Hub for Immersive Visualisation and eResearch, dissect virtual bodies on the Anatomage tables and learn through virtual exploration of land, sea and space.


Campus life

The university is a hive of activity. Between classes students can enjoy a wide range of activities including sports and fitness, social clubs and societies, volunteer work and exciting campus events. Students studying at Curtin’s multicultural campuses can expect to build life skills, join an international community and become part of a forward thinking culture committed to sharing innovative ideas. In line with developments in Perth, Curtin is also beginning to transform its main campus into a vibrant cultural hub where residents, students and business can live, work, study and socialise together as part of the Greater Curtin project.


Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities
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Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Broad Subject Fields
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Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject Fields
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