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Curtin rises in esteemed World University Rankings

Media release

Curtin University continues to climb the QS World University Rankings (QSWUR), rising to 262 in 2017-18, up from 306 in 2016-17.

Three Curtin University students walking on the Bentley Campus

The rise in the prestigious rankings has also placed Curtin 15th nationally, up from 16th last year.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said she was delighted that Curtin continued to receive global recognition, thanking staff and students for their commitment to excellence.

“This recent rise in the QSWUR can be attributed to the university’s enhanced research performance, the growing level of international collaboration with key partners and our improved international reputation,” Professor Terry said.

“This is a significant achievement for everyone involved at Curtin and an indication of the significant contribution of the quality and volume of research being undertaken here.

“It is testament to the dedication of all our staff and students who continue to work together to change minds, lives and the world through leadership, innovation and excellence in teaching and research.”

Assessing universities against six indicators, the latest QSWUR results showed Curtin’s performance improved significantly in Academic and Employer Reputation this year, with a 26 per cent increase in scores for both measures.

The score for Faculty to Student Ratio has also risen by six per cent and the Citations per Faculty improved by five per cent.

Curtin has also maintained a perfect score for International Faculty each year since 2013.