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CSIRO's Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope

Cosmic bursts unveil Universe’s missing matter

Curtin astronomers have used mysterious fast radio bursts to solve a decades-old mystery of ‘missing matter’, long predicted to exist in the Universe but never detected—until now.

Applying for 2021

We’re opening 2021 applications early with new flexible entry pathways. We’ll also refund your TISC application fee.

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In This Together

Curtin is committed to advancing reconciliation and contributing to an Australian society that values and respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage as a proud part of a shared national identity.


Curtin has successfully built an international reputation for research excellence, with 95 per cent of research ranked at world standard or above.

Working closely with industry and government, we are leading a number of national and international research projects in health sciences, astronomy, economics, minerals and energy and crop disease management.


Collaborative relationships with industry, research partners, our alumni and the community are highly valued. Through these connections we find new avenues of innovation to provide mutually beneficial outcomes for society.

Connect with us and discover how we can help you realise your goals and make a positive impact on the future.

Top one per cent in the world

Curtin is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019.

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