Curtin is committed to the Athena SWAN Charter.
It built on work undertaken earlier in the UK under the ‘Athena Project’ and the Scientific Women’s Academic Network (SWAN).
The Australian Academy of Science and Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering joined forces in 2015 to bring the Athena SWAN Charter and associated accreditation program to Australia under the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative. Curtin joined the inaugural SAGE pilot of the Australian Athena SWAN accreditation program and received the Athena SWAN Bronze Institution accreditation award at a ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday 5 December 2018.
Improving the gender diversity of academic staff and students in STEMM is a priority to ensure Australia is competitive with countries which have a greater focus on this area.
Curtin’s participation in the Australian Athena SWAN program and commitment to the Athena SWAN Charter demonstrates our willingness to work towards the achievement of the Charter’s aims:
- advancing gender equity in academia and leadership
- addressing unequal gender representation across disciplines
- removing the obstacles faced by female academics in particular, at major points of career development and progression.
Our STEMM stars
Curtin University’s academics and researchers tell their personal stories about what attracted them to a career in the STEMM fields.
The Panel Pledge
The Panel Pledge initiative is designed to increase gender equity and diversity on panels at conferences, corporate events and other forums to increase the visibility of women and broaden and deepen the conversations generated.
Achievements in STEMM
Stay in the loop with our achievements in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.
Hundreds of budding primary school-aged scientists will get a glimpse into their future careers by carrying out their own hands-on experiments at the annual BASF Kids’ Lab held at Curtin University.
Curtin University has been named among Australia’s best 20 workplaces for new dads – ranked at number 16 in the country and 2nd in Western Australia.
Alumna who forged a career as a successful female entrepreneur in the Maldives has been recognised among global business leaders as an innovator in her industry and inspiration to her community.
Vanessa Rauland is an author, entrepreneur, academic, public speaker and small business owner of the social enterprise “ClimateClever”.