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 2018


One of the world's most international universities

Curtin has risen to 250th in the world and 13th nationally in the 2018-19 QS World University Rankings.


Curtin is among the best young universities

In a global review of young institutions under 50 years, Curtin was placed 20th globally and 4th nationally in the QSWUR: Top 50 Under 50. The University is also placed 68th in the world and 12th nationally in the THE Top 200 universities under 50.

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 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 academic institutions in Australia by the Nature Index 2018.

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


Ranked second in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering

Curtin is ranked #2 in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject also ranked Curtin as a top 100 university in five other subjects: Civil and Structural Engineering, Earth and Marine Sciences, Architecture / Built Environment, Education and Sports-related.