Rankings

Curtin University prides itself on being recognised nationally and internationally for excellence in education and research.

Top two per cent in the world

Curtin is ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). In 2016, Curtin was estimated to be positioned at 211th in the world and  10th in Australia.

In addition, Curtin featured in the world top 200 ARWU Field ranking for Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences (101-150).

Curtin also climbed 33 places this year to a rank of 302nd in the world and remains 9th in Australia in the latest University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP), and is positioned at 312th in the world and 16th in Australia in the CWTS Leiden Ranking.

As these three rankings are driven largely by research performance, the results can be attributed to our innovative research that aims to solve real world problems.

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One of the world’s most international universities

In addition, Curtin ranks 306th in the QS World University Ranking (QSWUR) and in the 401 – 500 band in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THEWUR). The University is also 26th in the THEWUR: 200 Most International Universities in the World ranking.

Amongst the best young universities

In a global review of young institutions under 50 years, Curtin was placed 27th globally and 6th nationally in the QSWUR: Top 50 Under 50The University is also placed 92nd in the world and 14th nationally in the THEWUR: 150 Under 50.

In the QSWUR by Subject, Curtin has 16 subjects ranked in the top 200 worldwide.

Curtin was also awarded five stars overall in the 2015 QS Stars University Ratings.

Nature deems Curtin to be a research rising star

Curtin University has been ranked in the top 100 of the world’s leading institutions for growth in high-quality science, in the top three in Asia Pacific by the Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars supplement and in the top 10 in Australia by the Nature Index 2016 Australia and New Zealand supplement.

The Nature Index identifies the countries and institutions showing the most significant growth in research publications, across more than 8,000 global institutions.

Curtin had shown a remarkable increase in output in the Nature Index in the past four and a half years.