Rankings

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

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 2017.

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One of the world’s most international universities

Curtin has risen to 262 in the world in the 2017-18 QS World University Rankings.

We climbed 33 places to a rank 302nd in the world and remain 9th in Australia in the 2016-2017 University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP), and are positioned at 355th in the world and 10th in Australia in the 2017 CWTS Leiden Ranking.

Curtin ranks in the 351-400 band in the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THEWUR) and was ranked 26th in the 2016 THEWUR: 200 Most International Universities in the World ranking. In the 2017 Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings, Curtin ranks 69th out of 243 institutions and is placed 25th in Australia.

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

Among the best young universities

In a global review of young institutions under 50 years, Curtin was placed 22nd globally and 5th nationally in the QSWUR: Top 50 Under 50The University is also placed 84th in the world and 14th nationally in the THE Top 200 universities 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 2017 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.

Ranked second in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering

Curtin is ranked second in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject also ranked Curtin as a top 100 university in six other subjects: Architecture/Built Environment, Art and Design, Nursing, Earth and Marine Sciences, Education, and Sports-related Subjects.

Curtin featured in the 2016 world top 200 ARWU Field ranking for Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences (101-150).

In the ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017, Curtin is now placed in the 151-200 band, up from the 201-300 band in 2016 and 2015, and from 301-400 in 2014 and 401-500 in 2013, with the University estimated to be 180th in the world and 9th in Australia.