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Curtin remains second in world for Mineral and Mining Engineering

Media release

Curtin University has again been named the world’s second-ranked university and number one in Australia for Mineral and Mining Engineering in the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Curtin University's Perth Campus

The latest results show Curtin achieved ranking in 27 subjects, three more than last year, including two subjects in the top 50 in the world and 10 in the top 200. Earth and Marine Sciences ranked 40th in the world and fifth in Australia and Mineral and Mining Engineering held its position as second in the world and first in Australia.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said the latest results highlighted Curtin’s position as a leader in Mineral and Mining Engineering.

“I am delighted that Curtin has upheld its position as the world’s second-ranked university for Mineral and Mining Engineering for the fourth year in a row, while continuing to improve across various other fields,” Professor Terry said.

“Curtin’s strong position in these latest rankings are a testament to Curtin’s commitment to high-quality research and teaching.”

The latest edition showed Curtin achieved six subject rankings in the top 100 globally, with four placing in the 51-100 band including Architecture/ Built Environment, Engineering – Civil and Structural, Nursing, and Sport-related subjects.

Curtin has also ranked again in the subject of Law, placing in the 201-250 band out of a total of 300 universities ranked.

The 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject considered more than 1,368 universities in 83 countries across 48 academic disciplines and five broad Faculty areas.

Further information on the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject can be found online here.