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Nature ranks Curtin in the top 10 in Australia

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Curtin University has been ranked in the top 10 in Australia by the Nature Index 2016 Australia and New Zealand supplement.

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Released today, the Nature Index examines the high-quality research output of Australian and New Zealand institutions and cities, and assesses the leading institutions by their contribution to 68 high-quality journals.

Curtin was the ninth university in the top 30 Australian institutions and placed fifth for research output in Earth and environmental sciences.

Professor Deborah Terry, Curtin Vice-Chancellor, said the University was delighted to have made it into the top 10.

“Curtin has worked hard to increase our high-quality research output with the focus on becoming a more research intensive institution, so it is very pleasing to be recognised again by the Nature publishing group,” Professor Terry said.

Earlier this year, Curtin was ranked in the top 100 of the world’s leading institutions for growth in high-quality science, and in the top three in Asia Pacific by the Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars supplement.

Dr David Swinbanks, founder of the Nature Index, said Curtin had shown a remarkable increase in output in the Nature Index in the past four and a half years.

“Curtin has risen from less than a hundred articles in 2012 to nearly 300 in the past 12 months to the end of July,” Mr Swinbanks said.

“Curtin publishes many articles in astronomy collaboratively with authors around the world. But Curtin also shows strong contributions and strongest shares of authorship of articles in chemistry and Earth and environmental sciences.”

Curtin was also named the most collaborative of the Australian universities and the biggest Australian mover in the Nature Index results for 2016.