higher education institution in Australia.
Curtin University - Description
Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest and most culturally diverse university with Australia’s third largest international student population.Around 60,000 students from more than 130 countries study a Curtin degree, at locations including Perth, Margaret River, Kalgoorlie, Sydney, Malaysia and Singapore. Our cultural diversity adds a rich and valuable dimension to the campus atmosphere, preparing all graduates to live and work effectively in an increasingly global environment.We offer a range of industry-aligned undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business, humanities, health, engineering and related sciences. We also have a long-standing focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and culture, supported by our Centre for Aboriginal Studies.Curtin is widely recognised for its practical research that is focused on solving timely, real-world problems. In recent years our research activity has grown significantly, driving our rapid rise up the international university rankings.As a university that never settles, we will continue to develop existing partnerships and establish new ones in areas relevant to our research and teaching.
Description of Curtin University
ABOUT CURTIN UNIVERSITY C u rt i n University i s We st e rn A u st ral i a' s largest and most culturally diverse university , with more than 60,000 students from over 130 countries. As a world-class, internationally focused institution, Curtin’s mission is to change minds, lives and the world through leadership, innovation and excellence in teaching and research. Rankings Curtin is ranked amongst 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, 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 2014, was ranked the equal tenth in the world in the Times Higher Education Top 100 Most International Universities. Curtin currently enjoys partnerships with more than 90 institutions worldwide, welcomes the third-largest international student population of any Australian university and always looks for new and innovative ways to strengthen its global presence. Research 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, health and sustainable development. Curtin is involved in more than 70 research centres and collaborations, including the Australia–China Joint Research Centre for Energy, Australian Sustainable Development Institute and the Murchison Widefield Array. Teaching The University offers over 100 courses across science and 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. Focus on innovation Curtin’s innovative approach to teaching, research and campus life has asserted its position upon 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. In between classes, students can enjoy a wide range of activities, including sports and fitness, social clubs and societies, volunteer work and exciting events on campus. Students studying on Curtin’s inspiring 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 play together as part of the Curtin Master Plan.