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Curtin University is ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016. It is ranked 27th in the world for universities under the age of 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2016 and has received a five star overall excellence rating in the QS Stars University Ratings 2015.


Curtin University is ranked in the top two per cent worldwide

Curtin University is a popular study destination and globally recognised for its strong connections with industry, high-impact research and wide range of innovative courses.

It is ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016.

In addition, Curtin also climbed 33 places this year to a rank of 302nd in the world and remains 9th in Australia in the latest University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP), and is positioned at 312th in the world and 16th in Australia in the CWTS Leiden Ranking.

One of the world’s most international universities

With the third largest international student population of any Australian university, Curtin was ranked 26th in the Times Higher Education’s list of the top 200 most international universities 2016.

We’re in the top 50 under 50

2015 five-star QS Stars Rating logo

As Western Australia’s most innovative university, Curtin’s strong credentials are also reflected in its high ratings in the QS World University Rankings:

  • Ranked 27th in the world in 2016 for universities under the age of 50

  • Awarded a five star overall excellence rating (out of five star +) in the QS Stars University ratings 2016.

Study highly rated subjects

The following subject areas at Curtin University are strongly ranked in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016:

  • Mineral and Mining Engineering
  • Earth and Marine Sciences
  • Architecture/ Built Environment
  • Nursing
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Art and Design
  • Education

Curtin has strong research and development rankings

Curtin is widely recognised for research that solves real-world challenges. In the Federal Government’s Excellence in Research Australia evaluation, Curtin was rated above, or well above, world standard for 26 different areas of research!

Curtin received the highest possible rating in the fields of astronomical and space science, physical chemistry, geochemistry, geology, crop and pasture production, electrical and electronic engineering, medical microbiology, nursing and nutrition and diabetics.

Curtin named most collaborative Australian university in 2016 Nature Index

Curtin has been identified as the most collaborative of the Australian universities and the biggest Australian mover in the Nature Index results for 2016.

In the Nature Index 2016 Australia and New Zealand supplement, Curtin was the ninth university in the top 30 Australian institutions and placed fifth for research output in earth and environmental sciences.

Dr David Swinbanks, founder of the Nature Index, said Curtin had shown a remarkable increase in output in the Nature Index in the past four and a half years.

Graduate career-ready and employable

Curtin collaborates with some of the largest companies in Australia and internationally to ensure our research and education is relevant and that you graduate highly employable. In the Good Universities Guide 2017, which assesses the performance of Australian universities, Curtin received a five star rating (out of five) for learner engagement and skills development.