Our rankings

Curtin University prides itself on being recognised both nationally and internationally for excellence in education. Time and again our strong connections with industry, high-impact research and wide range of innovative courses have made us a popular study destination on a global scale.



Curtin is WA’s most preferred university and is globally recognised for its strong connections with industry, high-impact research and wide range of innovative courses.

Our strong global reputation has seen us rise up the international university rankings in recent years. We’re now ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016.

We’re also ranked 27th globally for universities under the age of 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2016-2017 and received a five-star overall excellence rating in QS Stars rating.

This worldwide focus has resulted in Curtin being ranked one of the world’s most international universities, and the second-most international university in Australia, in 2016 by Times Higher Education.


In the QSWUR by Subject, Curtin has two subjects featured in the world’s top 50.

Curtin was also awarded five stars overall in the 2015 QS Stars University Ratings based on categories of research, employability, teaching, facilities, internationalization, innovation, specialist criteria, and inclusiveness.



Closer to home, our campus has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification since 2013, and also successfully retained the ‘Tier 5’ or ‘Excellent’ rating under the latest SETARA Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education Institutions. Curtin Sarawak achieved similar ratings in the two previous SETARA rating exercises carried out by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency in 2009 and 2011.

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