“Curtin aspires to be a world class university through 'the application of creative thinking and ingenuity to the solution of definable and practical problems in all fields of human endeavour'.”
In pursuit of this overall goal, we have established a strong track record of working with industry, government and community groups to understand their needs and – through innovative research and development – to provide long-term benefits.
Areas of strength
Curtin’s research strengths are concentrated around three broad themes. It is in these areas that we will continue to concentrate our research efforts:
Resources and Chemistry Precinct
The Resources and Chemistry Precinct enables experts from industry, university and government to collaborate, advancing the nation’s capabilities in chemistry, minerals and energy.
Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI) Biosciences
The Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI) Biosciences is a $35 million world-class facility. It will drive the search for better methods of preventing, diagnosing and treating a range of chronic diseases – and reduce the impact of diseases that burden populations worldwide. The Faculty’s 24 health professions work in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research groups across a network of schools and centres, to develop high-impact, high-quality research.
The Office of Research and Development’s bi-annual research magazine R&D Now provides a glimpse of research activities at Curtin, with articles covering a wide cross-section of disciplines. View the current and previous R&D Now issues at the Office of Research and Development.