Vice Chancellor’s welcome

Vice Chancellor Deborah Terry

It’s with great pleasure that I welcome you to Western Australia’s largest and most preferred university.

With an expanding global presence, including locations in Western Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius, Curtin University boasts a rich diversity of cultures in its students and staff, and a commitment to international engagement. We also have a long-standing focus on Indigenous education and culture, supported by our Centre for Aboriginal Studies.

We offer a range of industry-aligned undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business, humanities, health, engineering and science across our campuses and online, which are available in various study modes. We also deliver select courses through specialty locations in regional Western Australia, including the WA School of Mines in Kalgoorlie, which has an international reputation for excellence in mining education and research.

By being exposed to business and industry during their studies, students can expect to graduate career-ready with highly sought-after knowledge, skills and experience. In addition, students can benefit from being exposed to research conducted at Curtin that is making a real difference to industry and the community at national and international levels.

In recent years, Curtin has experienced a rapid rise up the international university rankings, and as a university that never settles, we will continue to develop existing partnerships and establish new ones in areas relevant to our teaching and research.

Curtin is a vibrant institution with an exciting future and I invite you to join us as we move forward to help make tomorrow better.

Professor Deborah Terry AO

Profile of the Vice-Chancellor

Professor Deborah Terry was appointed Curtin’s Vice-Chancellor in February 2014 and is currently a board member of Universities Australia and Australia’s Academic and Research Network. She is also the former president of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and previous Chair of the Australian Council of Learned Academies and the Australian Research Council’s College of Experts in the Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences.

Professor Terry completed her PhD in social psychology at the Australian National University. Prior to working at Curtin, she had a distinguished career at the University of Queensland, initially working as an internationally recognised scholar in psychology, before progressing through a number of senior leadership roles, including Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

In June 2015, Professor Terry was made an Officer in the General Division (AO) for distinguished service to education in the tertiary sector.