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Curtin jumps 13 places in the latest QS World University Rankings

Media release

Curtin University continues to climb in the QS World University Rankings (QSWUR), jumping 13 places from last year to now sit at 217th in the world.

Curtin campus grounds

The 2021 edition of the QSWUR, which highlights the top 1000 universities in the world, showed Curtin’s continued improvement in these prestigious global rankings, rising 67 places since 2014.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said the 2021 results reflected the University’s world-class performance in research and education, and its dynamic international and industry engagement.

“In a sector that is facing some of its biggest challenges, I am incredibly proud that Curtin’s standing in the world continues to rise,” Professor Terry said.

“Our 2021 scores in the research component are particularly strong, with the University climbing 74 places to rank 127th in the world for citations per faculty due to a 15% increase for that indicator. This result demonstrates the exceptional work of our talented staff in both leading breakthroughs and inspiring the next generation; as well as Curtin’s commitment to world class research.

“Curtin is a truly global university with campuses in Western Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius, and I am especially pleased that the University has once again achieved the highest score possible (100) for the International component of the Rankings.

“Our sustained focus on global impact, collaboration and a strong and expanding network of industry relationships has also assisted in our continued climb in these highly-competitive rankings.”

The QS World University Rankings are determined by several factors including academic reputation, research performance, internationalisation, graduate employability, and student to staff ratios. The results are released annually by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds.