Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest university. It was established in 1966 as the Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT) and gained university status and was renamed Curtin University of Technology in 1987.
Curtin University is a member of Australian Technology Network (ATN Network), an alliance of five of the most innovative and enterprising universities in Australia and is active in research in a range of academic and practical fields, with particular strengths in the areas of Earth Sciences, Geology, Curriculum and Pedagogy and Analytical Chemistry. Curtin is the only Western Australian University to produce PhD recipients of the AINSE gold medal, which is the highest recognition for PhD-level research excellence in Australia and New Zealand.
Curtin is ranked within the top 300 universities by QS World University Rankings 2011/12. The University is also ranked in The Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2010 (ARWU) as one of the top 500 world universities. Curtin’s Graduate School of Business’s MBA programmes, which are accredited by the London-based Association of MBAs (AMBA), were ranked 58th out of 113 amongst renowned business schools worldwide by the Economist magazine
Curtin’s educational and research programs are delivered by five faculties, including Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Curtin Business School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, and Faculty of Science and Engineering. The faculties have strong research ties, committed to coming up with innovative solutions to today’s problems, and the courses have applied practical units with a strong emphasis on industry links.
Curtin University aims to be seen as a leading university in education and research, in Australia and our wider region. It also aims to be increasingly regarded as a university of choice by students, research partners and communities because of their exciting and innovative environment.