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Curtin rises to world’s top 100 universities for sport science

Media release

Curtin University’s School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science has been named among the world’s top 100 in the latest ShanghaiRanking Consultancy’s global sport science results.

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The 2018 Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments placed Curtin in the 51-100 band, an improvement on the 101-150 band last year.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry welcomed the results, adding the University has also risen to equal 9th in Australia.

“The latest ShanghaiRanking results for sport science show Curtin University continues to rise through the ranks of prestigious global rankings,” Professor Terry said.

“This result is testament to the quality of research being carried out by Curtin’s School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science researchers, placing the University among the world’s top 100 sport science schools and departments.”

The ranking measures several indicators of academic or research performance, including papers indexed in Web of Science, total citations, citations per paper, papers published in top 25 per cent journals, and the percentage of internationally collaborated papers.

ShanghaiRanking Consultancy is an independent organisation dedicated to research on higher education intelligence and consultation. It has been the official publisher of the Academic Ranking of World Universities since 2009.

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