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Curtin University

About research at Curtin

Curtin is known for practical research that solves real-world problems. Read more about research, including our four areas of strength here:


Our Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Graeme Wright introduces you to research at Curtin.


An overview of the outstanding work being undertaken by our researchers.

Minerals and energy

Our involvement with the minerals and energy sector dates back to 1902 with the establishment of the Western Australian School of Mines.

ICT and emerging technologies

We're helping develop next-gen technologies as diverse as radio astronomy, spatial science, digital ecosystems and nanotechnology.

Sustainable development

The challenge is to ensure a prosperous future without compromising the quality of the environment.


Curtin is the largest and most comprehensive provider of health sciences research in Western Australia.


Curtin maintains supportive relationships with a wide range of business, government and industry partners at regional, national and international levels.


The Resources and Energy Precinct, the Biosciences Research Precinct and the Green Electric Energy Park are a few of the innovative facilities we offer.