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

Noted scholar Professor Deborah Terry has a PhD in psychology from the Australian National University. She is a Fellow and past President of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, as well as Deputy Chair of the Board of Universities Australia.

Professor Terry is a member of the Board of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government, the Committee for Perth, St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, and AARNET, the provider of Australia’s network infrastructure for education and research. She is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Australian Research Council (ARC) and has previously chaired both the Australian Council of Learned Academies and the ARC’s College of Experts in the Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences.

In 2015 Professor Terry was made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to education in the tertiary sector.

Prior to joining Curtin, she was Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Queensland University.