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Curtin reaches new heights in prestigious QSWUR

Media release

Curtin University has achieved its highest-ever result in the QS World University Rankings (QSWUR) by rising to 193rd globally, and continues to be positioned in the top one per cent of universities globally.

The 2023 results showed that Curtin performed among the top universities across the world, with a rise in the number citations per faculty, indicating the impact and quality of the scientific work.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne said Curtin’s rise through the ranks was largely attributable to the University’s high-quality research and an increase in citations.

“Curtin has continued to cement its global reputation as an outstanding place for impactful research and learning with impressive rises in the numbers of research papers, total citations and citations per faculty – achieving 67th globally for citations per faculty,” Professor Hayne said.

“This ranking result also highlights the importance of Curtin’s international footprint across Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai and Mauritius.

“Curtin continues to attract the very best teachers and academics from around the world, ranking 40th globally for our international faculty ratio, which demonstrates Curtin’s strong global outlook and multinational, multicultural environment. This rich environment provides an excellent educational opportunity for our students here in Australia and in our campuses around the Indian Ocean rim.”

The QSWUR evaluates the world’s top 1,400 universities based on the metrics of research performance, internationalisation, academic reputation and employer reputation.

The 2023 edition analysed more than 2,400 institutions across the globe including 16.4 million recorded publications and 117.8 million recorded citations.

The results are released annually by global higher education analysts Quacquarelli Symonds.

For more on the QS World University Rankings, visit here.