I'm pleased to welcome you to Curtin University
As Curtin's Vice-Chancellor, I am pleased to welcome you to Western Australia's largest and most multi-cultural university. We have a strong commitment to international engagement with Australia's third largest international student population. We maintain campuses in Malaysia and Singapore while also conducting face-to-face teaching in a number of countries. This cultural diversity adds a rich and valuable dimension to our campus atmosphere and also prepares our graduates to live and work in an increasingly global environment.
We have a long standing commitment to indigenous education and culture and have the highest enrolment of Indigenous Australians of any university in the country. Our Centre for Aboriginal Studies is recognised as a national leader in its field and we were the first university in Australia to sign a Statement of Reconciliation.
Curtin is also fundamentally committed to providing regional education within Western Australia through campuses and education centres spread across the state including Esperance, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Margaret River, Northam, Port Hedland and Albany. We also have a campus in Sydney.
We are widely recognised for the practical and applied nature of our courses, which equip graduates with essential skills through exposure to industry and business, and our research, which focuses on solving real world problems. This combination enables our graduates to be effective in the workplace immediately upon graduation.
As part of this approach, Curtin has always fostered successful partnerships with industry, business and government to enhance the quality of our scholarship, teaching and research. We will continue to develop existing partnerships and to establish new ones in areas relevant to our research and teaching.
Curtin is a vibrant international institution with an exciting future and I invite you to join with us as we move forward.
Profile of the Vice-Chancellor
Professor Jeanette Hacket assumed the position of Vice-Chancellor on 12 April 2006. Prior to that she held the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor, which she commenced on 2 August 2004. Professor Hacket has served as Curtin's PVC International and Enterprise from 2002 to 2004, Curtin's Dean of International Programs from 1996 to 2002 and Head of International Student Services in Curtin Business School from 1991 to 1995.
In these roles Professor Hacket has worked extensively in internationalisation, developing educational programs and relationships overseas, and in the development and implementation of quality assurance for international activities.
Professor Hacket is a legal practitioner and has an interest in health law and international law. She holds degrees in Law and Strategic Management. She worked as a legal practitioner and later as a legal academic from 1980 until 1991 in the School of Business Law at Curtin.