Curtin University (formerly known as Curtin University of Technology and Western Australian Institute of Technology) is an Australian public research university based in Bentley and Perth, Western Australia. It is named after John Curtin, Prime Minister of Australia from 1941 to 1945, and is the largest university in Western Australia, with 56,662 students in 2017.
Curtin was conferred university status after legislation was passed by the Parliament of Western Australia in 1986. Since then, the university has been expanding its presence and has campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai and Mauritius. It has ties with 90 exchange universities in 20 countries. The University comprises five main faculties with over 95 specialists centres. It had a Sydney campus from 2005 to 2016; on 17 September 2015, Curtin University Council made a decision to close its Sydney campus by early 2017.
Curtin University was established as Australia’s first university of technology and is a member of Australian Technology Network (ATN). Curtin University is active in research in a range of academic and practical fields, including Resources and Energy (e.g., petroleum gas), Information and Communication, Health, Ageing and Well-being (Public Health), Communities and Changing Environments, Growth and Prosperity and Creative Writing.
It is the only Western Australian university to produce a PhD recipient of the AINSE gold medal, which is the highest recognition for PhD-level research excellence in Australia and New Zealand.
Curtin has become active in research and partnerships overseas, particularly in mainland China, and has received funding from major Chinese companies such as Tencent. It is involved in a number of business, management, and research projects, particularly in supercomputing, where the university participates in a tri-continental array with nodes in Perth, Beijing, and Edinburgh. Western Australia has become an important exporter of minerals, petroleum and natural gas. The Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visited the Woodside-funded hydrocarbon research facility during his visit to Australia in 2005. Funding from major Chinese companies connected to the state have led to concerns that Curtin University has limited academic freedom on certain topics.
Curtin is an innovative, global university known for its high-impact research, strong industry partnerships and commitment to preparing students for jobs of the future.
Curtin is WA’s most preferred university and is globally recognised for its strong connections with industry, high-impact research and wide range of innovative courses.
It's strong global reputation has seen it rise up the international university rankings in recent years. The university is now ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019 and have risen to 230th in the world in the QS World University Ranking 2019-20 and to an estimated position of 258th in the world in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
The institution is also ranked 20th globally for universities under the age of 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and 55th in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THEWUR) ranking of the top 351 institutions under 50 years of age. In addition, the university received a ﬁve-star overall excellence rating in the QS Stars rating.
The 2018 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) report also found that Curtin graduates with a postgraduate degree earned the highest salaries among their graduate peers in Western Australia.
When you join Curtin, you join an international family. Around a quarter of it's students come from a country outside Australia, which adds a valuable dimension to your university experience, both in and out of the classroom.
The university have also ranked 55th in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THEWUR) ranking of the top 351 institutions under 50 years of age, up from 68th previously, and it have risen to 9th in Australia, up from 12th in the last edition.
The Curtin University is a Public university located in Perth.
The Curtin University was founded in 1966.
The current president of Curtin University is Andrew Crane.
According to verified online sources, the Curtin University enrolls a total of 58512 students.
According to the main website, the Curtin University has a total student population of 49634 undergraduate students and 8878 graduate students.