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Curtin rises in global young university rankings

Media release

Curtin University has continued to hold its strong position as one of the world’s best universities aged 50 years and under in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings, rising to 68, up from 84 in 2017.

The rise in the highly regarded rankings has also placed Curtin 12th nationally, up from 14th for the previous two years.

Curtin University Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor John Cordery said he was delighted that Curtin had continued to receive global recognition in these key rankings.

“Curtin has improved on its global position in these prestigious rankings for the past three years, with Curtin rising to 68 this year, from 84 in 2017 and 92 in 2016. This is a wonderful achievement and is testament to the dedication of our staff and students,” Professor Cordery said.

“The results demonstrate Curtin’s improved research impact and our increased international outlook, which aligns with the recent opening of our campuses in Dubai and Mauritius.”

The THE Young University Rankings measures institutions against five performance indicators. Curtin improved across four of the five indicators, with the biggest increases in Citations (16 per cent) and Teaching (eight per cent), resulting in an overall score increase of nine per cent.

Curtin has also improved its position on the QS World University Rankings (QSWUR), rising to 250 in the world, up from 262 in 2017.

Assessing universities against six indicators, the latest QSWUR results showed Curtin’s score for Citations by Faculty has improved by 22 per cent, and Faculty to Student Ratio has risen by six per cent. The University has also maintained a perfect score for International Faculty each year since 2013.