University reputation

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

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In recent years, the University has established itself among the top one per cent of universities in the world (ARWU 2023).

Estimated ARWU Global Ranking*

Top one per cent in the world

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2023.

*Estimated ranks are calculated by Curtin’s Office of Strategy and Planning using publicly available scores and a factored calculation.

Excellence in Research for Australia

A leader in research

95 per cent of our research output was rated at or above world standard in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia results.

Second in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering

Curtin has been ranked second in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for seven years straight.

Top 5 nationally for Hospitality & Tourism Management

In 2022, the Tourism & Hospitality program was ranked in the top 50 globally, 4th in Australia.

Impressive rankings in Health

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024 ranks Curtin’s Nursing course equal 12th in Australia, while Psychology at Curtin ranked 8th nationally in the reputable 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THEWUR) by Subject.

Top 50 globally in Science and Engineering

Curtin is ranked in the top 50 universities globally for geology, geophysics and earth and marine sciences in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024.

Top 5 nationally in Architecture

Curtin is ranked in the top 6 universities nationally in the QS WUR by subject for architecture.

Producing highly employable graduates

We collaborate with some of the most innovative companies in Australia and internationally, to ensure our research and education is relevant and that you graduate highly employable.

#1 For graduate employment

Of WA’s public universities, Curtin has the highest rate of graduates finding full-time employment (Good Universities Guide 2023).

5 Stars Plus

Curtin is the only WA university to have achieved a QS Five Stars Plus rating, the highest available for a tertiary institution (QS Stars)

Our grads rated the best employees nationally

Curtin University graduates have been rated the best nationally for employer satisfaction by the QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey. This is the first time a Western Australian university has been rated the best since the survey began in 2016.

Pride in diversity

Curtin has forged a strong reputation as one of the most diverse universities in Australia.

Our diversity is supported by our Diverse Sexuality and Gender Identity Inclusion Strategy which focuses on enhancing Curtin’s inclusiveness of staff, students and community who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex.

Committed to reconciliation

Curtin has a long history of commitment to reconciliation. We signed a public Statement of Reconciliation and Commitment in 1998 and in 2008, became the first teaching and research institution to have an endorsed Reconciliation Action Plan.

We are committed to embedding voices and perspectives of First Nations peoples as we continue our reconciliation journey.

Community minded

We’ve forged strong ties with the local community through a range of endeavours including our community radio station Curtin FM and the John Curtin Gallery, one of Western Australia’s major public art galleries.

History of the University

We have long been recognised as a leader in tertiary education.

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