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Seven Curtin subjects ranked in the top 100 in the world

Media release

Curtin University has ranked in 33 of the 54 subjects in the 2018 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, including seven subjects listed in the top 100 in the world.

This year’s edition, released by Academic Ranking of World Universities’ publisher ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, confirmed Curtin University’s highest ranking subject remains mining and mineral engineering, rising to 14 globally, up from 19 last year.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said Curtin ranked in the top 10 in Australia for 16 subjects with the chemical engineering course ranked second in the country, up two places since 2017.

“The latest Global Ranking of Academic Subjects indicates that Curtin continues to improve on the world stage with the University’s mining and mineral engineering course rising to 14th in the world and fifth in Australia,” Professor Terry said.

“Mining and mineral engineering joins six other subjects ranked in the top 100 in the world including chemical engineering, earth sciences, remote sensing, hospitality and tourism management, education and nursing.”

Curtin University’s ranking in 33 of the 54 subjects examined in the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects is a significant improvement on 21 subjects featured last year.

“I am delighted Curtin University continues to climb these prestigious world rankings at the same time as the University expands its global footprint with campuses across Western Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius,” Professor Terry said.

The Global Ranking of Academic Subjects collects and evaluates data from more than 4,000 universities across 54 subjects, grouped into five categories, including engineering; life sciences; medical sciences; natural sciences; and social sciences.

The results were published for more than 1,600 institutions from 83 different countries.

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