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Curtin rises in world’s top 50 young universities ranking

Media release

Curtin University has risen to a ranking of 22 in the 2018 edition of the QS Top 50 under 50, which recognises the world’s top 50 universities founded less than 50 years ago.


Curtin has moved up five places in the ranking to fifth in Australia, positioning the University among the top young institutions in the global higher education sector.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said she was thrilled that Curtin continued to climb the prestigious world university rankings.

“Curtin might be a young university by global standards, but we continue to thrive on the world stage because of our commitment to research and international collaboration with key partners,” Professor Terry said.

“Our improved international reputation is a credit to the hard work of both staff and students, and an indication of the growing recognition of the University’s graduates.

“This incredible achievement follows Curtin’s increase in the QS World University Rankings last month when the University rose to 262 in 2017-18, up from 306 in 2016-17.”

The QS Top 50 under 50 are sourced from the latest QS World University Rankings.