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Lucky seven for Curtin’s world No. 2 in mineral and mining engineering

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Curtin University has maintained its position as the world’s second-ranked university and number one in Australia for mineral and mining engineering for the seventh year in a row in the 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The latest edition, released overnight, shows Curtin achieved a ranking in 29 narrow subject fields with 19 ranked in the top 200 globally.

Five Curtin subjects continued to be named among the top 50 on the planet with mineral and mining engineering ranked second globally, geology at 26, geophysics at 29, earth and marine sciences at 33, and petroleum engineering at 36. Curtin also had four top-100 subject rankings including architecture and built environment, civil and structural engineering, nursing, and sport-related subjects.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne said she was delighted to see Curtin continuing to shine on the global stage.

“For seven years in a row, Curtin’s mineral and mining engineering fields remain the top Australian university and the second-ranked university across the globe,” Professor Hayne said.

“The University’s results also skyrocketed in the national rankings across four subjects with geophysics moving into the second position in Australia, earth and marine sciences into third position, our pharmacy and pharmacology subjects were ranked sixth nationally, and nursing climbed to 11th position.”

Along with the top national ranking for mining and mineral engineering and geophysics moving into second position, Curtin continues to feature in the top five Australian rankings for earth and marine sciences and geology – both at third position in Australia, petroleum engineering in fourth position, and architecture and built environment at fifth.

The 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject considered more than 1,594 universities across 54 academic disciplines and five broad subject areas.

The rankings are compiled annually using research citations, research impact, and the results of major global surveys of employers and academics to rank universities.

For more information about the latest edition, visit here.

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