Curtin ranked among top 20 young universities in the world

PERTH(TIP): Curtin University has been ranked among the world’s top 20 young universities in the 2019 edition of the QS Top 50 Under 50 released, June 21.

The ranking, which measures the world’s best universities under 50 years of age, positions Curtin University at 20th in the world, an improvement on last year’s results.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said Curtin continues to establish itself as a leading young university on the world stage.

“With campuses in Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius, as well as Western Australia, Curtin is a truly global university and I am delighted the University continues to receive global recognition in prestigious world rankings,” Professor Terry said.

“This latest result ranks Curtin among the top 20 young universities in the world and as Australia’s fourth-best young university, continuing the University’s upward trajectory on last year’s results.”

Professor Terry congratulated staff and students for their commitment to excellence in learning and research.

“Even though Curtin is a young university by global standards, the University continues to prove itself on the world stage by rising in international rankings and this result is a credit to both staff and students,” Professor Terry said.

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

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About Curtin University

Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest university, with more than 56,000 students. Of these, over 14,000 are international students. The University’s main campus is in Bentley near the Perth CBD. Curtin has six other campuses across WA, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius. Curtin also has a presence at a number of other global locations.

Curtin celebrated ‘50 Years of Innovation’ in 2017 – the combined history of the Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT), which opened its doors to students in 1967 and Curtin University, which opened in 1987.

Today, Curtin is estimated to be ranked 180th and in the top one per cent of universities worldwide, and 9th in Australia in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 (ARWU) and features highly in a number of other key world rankings.

The University has built a reputation around innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit, being at the forefront of many high-profile research projects in astronomy, biosciences, economics, mining and information technology. It is also recognized globally for its strong connections with industry, and for its commitment to preparing students for jobs of the future.

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