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

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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) 2020.

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One of the world’s most international universities

Curtin has risen to 217th in the world and remains at 13th nationally in the 2020-21 QS World University Rankings.

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Rated 5 stars

Curtin has achieved five-star ratings across five categories in the 2021 Good Universities Guide, including overall experience, starting salary, teaching quality, learner engagement and learning resources.

Among the best young universities

In a global review of young institutions under 50 years, Curtin was placed 17th globally and 4th nationally in the QSWUR: Top 50 Under 50. The University is also placed 34th in the world and 9th nationally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THEWUR) Young University Rankings 2019.

In the QSWUR by Subject, Curtin has 15 subjects ranked in the top 200 worldwide.

Curtin was also awarded five stars overall in the 2017 QS Stars University Ratings.

Nature deems Curtin a research rising star

Curtin University has achieved an international academic ranking of 340 among the world’s top academic institutions in the highly competitive 2020 Nature Index, placing the University in Australia’s top ten universities.

The 2020 Nature Index measures the number of scientific papers published in 82 leading journals across the research areas of life science, physical sciences, earth and environmental sciences, and chemistry.

Ranked second in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering

Curtin is ranked #2 in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 also ranked Curtin as a top 50 university in Earth and Marine Sciences and a top 100 university in three other subjects: Civil and Structural Engineering, Architecture / Built Environment and Sports-related subjects.