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Latest QS world rankings show Curtin’s global standing continues to rise

Media release

Curtin University continues to climb in the QS World University Rankings (QSWUR) after being ranked 230th in the world.

A front shot of the Curtin Perth grounds

The 2020 edition of the QSWUR, which highlights the top 1000 universities in the world, showed Curtin’s continued improvement in global rankings, jumping 20 places from last year’s results.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry welcomed the latest results, saying Curtin was committed to producing high-quality research and industry-ready graduates.

“Curtin is a truly global university with campuses in Western Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius, and I am delighted that the University’s standing among the world’s best universities continues to rise,” Professor Terry said.

“Curtin is committed to driving innovation through world-class research and these latest results in the QSWUR show substantial improvements in the University’s research impact as well as our reputation among employers and other academics.”

Curtin’s ranking for employer reputation has risen into the world’s top 200 universities with a result of 185, showing an improvement in employer assessments of Curtin’s graduate employability.

The University’s citations per faculty, which represent the global impact of Curtin’s research, also increased by more than 20 per cent.

The QSWUR is based on indicators covering academic reputation, graduate employability, student and staff ratios, research performance, and internationalisation.

A university’s academic and employer reputation is based on responses to QS’ Academic and Employer Surveys, completed by more than 138,000 academics and employers worldwide.

The QSWUR is released annually by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds.

For more information about the QSWUR, visit here.