Welcome from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor,
Research and Development
Curtin University is committed to research excellence and strives to ensure that its research benefits our partners and the wider community. Curtin is a part of the Australian Technology Network of Universities, an influential alliance of five distinctive and prominent Australian technology-focused universities located in each mainland State.
Our university is rapidly becoming recognised as a research intensive university, providing leadership and targeted research solutions, program development and collaboration with industry, government, non-profit and community sectors.
Curtin is building world-class capability in research and development through strategic alliances and partnerships, the attraction and retention of researchers who are leaders in their fields, involvement in collaborative research centres and centres of excellence in science, and the support of higher degree by research students.
Leadership, research, international collaboration and graduates who have a global perspective are at the heart of Curtin's vision. These attributes also serve a broader, collective vision - one that contributes to developing solutions to real-world problems, and sometimes even prevents them. Our researchers work collaboratively with our partners to develop innovative custom solutions to respond to organisational needs.
Our research activities are concentrated around four areas of expertise. Our focus on these areas doesn't mean a narrowing of our scope - our research remains broadly based to ensure critical mass and intellectual breadth and vigour. Rather, our focus encourages multi-disciplinary collaborations to develop across the University around these themes.
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In recent years, our research activity has experienced extremely strong growth, both in volume and significance and we have enjoyed considerable success with nationally competitive grants and inclusion of our research into high profile publications.
Curtin is a university that is moving forward and I am confident that we will achieve our goals as we work to undertake high quality research that makes a difference in our world.