In recent years, the University has established itself among the top one per cent of universities in the world (ARWU 2023).
Curtin is globally recognised for its strong connections with industry, high-impact research and a wide range of innovative courses.
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 2023 ranks Curtin’s Nursing course equal 11th 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 2023.
Top 5 nationally in Architecture
Curtin is ranked in the top 5 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 Star 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)
Western Australia’s #1
Curtin University has outranked all other public universities in Western Australia for undergraduate outcomes of full-time employment and starting salary, as well as staff qualifications, in the Good Universities Guide 2022.
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.
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.