Our reputation as a visionary and globally-focused university is growing steadily.
We're the only university to offer an MBA majoring in the field of oil and gas. We're also the only university in Australia to offer interprofessional education across all our health courses. The aim is to provide the opportunity for our heath science students to learn together, to improve collaboration and better prepare them for the healthcare sector.
In the Good Universities Guide 2012, which assesses the performance of Australian universities, we received the following star ratings (out of 5):
We collaborate with some of the biggest companies in Australia and internationally, to ensure our research and education are relevant and our graduates highly employable.
Past and present partners include:
Our five teaching areas are Science and Engineering, Humanities, Health Sciences, Curtin Business School and the Centre for Aboriginal Studies. We offer a range of courses that encourage practical learning, and each one is reviewed regularly to ensure it stays relevant to industry needs.
Two of our locations - Perth and Sydney - featured in The Economist's Top Ten Most Liveable Cities in the World in 2011, ranked number 8 and 6 respectively. Both cities were awarded perfect scores for healthcare, education and infrastructure.
Perth is known for its warm, sunny climate conducive to outdoor activities and water sports. It is the sunniest capital city in Australia with an average of eight hours sunshine a day.
Another of our locations, Singapore, has been ranked the world's easiest place to do business for the past five consecutive years, according to the World Bank's Doing Business Report 2012.
The Australian Federal Government's 2010 Excellence in Research for Australia National Report rated us 'well above world standard' for our research into Analytical Chemistry and Earth Sciences. We were rated 'above world standard' for Chemical Sciences, Physical Chemistry, Geochemistry, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Medical Microbiology and Cultural Studies.
In 2009 we opened the Curtin Resources and Chemistry Precinct - a $116 million dollar investment jointly funded by Curtin, the Australian Federal Government and the world's largest resources company, BHP Billiton. It houses Curtin's Department of Chemistry and the WA Government's ChemCentre. With more than 200 professional scientists, engineers and support staff, it creates the perfect foundation for high-impact and industry-relevant research for the resources and chemistry sectors.
We have more than 3,500 staff members, many of whom are recognised as some of the highest achievers in their fields.
Our academic staff members are prolific winners of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council's Australian Awards for University Teaching, which recognise university staff dedicated to delivering a high standard of education. In the past five years, Curtin staff have been given more Awards for Teaching Excellence and Citations For Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning than any other Western Australian university.
At Curtin, all staff members, whether academic or general staff, can expect flexible conditions, commitment to equal opportunity and generous superannuation.