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Curtin University strategies result in improved world ranking

Media release

Curtin University has again significantly improved its position in the highly-regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Curtin’s rank is estimated to be 211 in the world in the 2016 ARWU rankings, up from 270 in 2015, and is now placed 10th in Australia.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry, said the results illustrate Curtin’s increasing prominence as a national and global research leader.

“Curtin’s strong and consistent performance in this key ranking over the past few years, indicates the strength of our reputation and the depth and increasing breadth of our research strengths,” Professor Terry said.
“It is gratifying to see evidence that our efforts to drive excellence in research are having a significant impact on our global reputation.”

The ARWU listing is released annually by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, a fully independent organisation dedicated to research on higher education.

For more information on the ARWU rankings and the full list, visit http://www.shanghairanking.com/ARWU2016.html