Curtin’s global young university rankings on the rise again

Miri – 3 July 2020 – Curtin University has been ranked 17th in the world in the QS Top 50 under 50 for 2021, jumping four places from last year.

The rankings, based on the recently released QS World University Rankings 2021, recognise the world’s best universities under 50 years of age and Curtin University again placed 4th nationally in Australia.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said she was delighted that Perth-based Curtin University continued to be named among the top young institutions in the global higher education sector. Its global network of campuses spans five countries – Australia, Malaysia, Dubai, Singapore and Mauritius.

“These results show Curtin continues to excel on the world stage, largely due to our commitment to research and our strong international outlook,” Professor Terry said.

“To be recognised as 17th in the Top 50 under 50 is an outstanding achievement and testament to the incredibly hard work of our staff and students.”

This sentiment was echoed by Pro Vice-Chancellor, President and Chief Executive Professor Simon Leunig of Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia), Curtin’s largest international campus situated in Miri.              

“We are always proud to see Curtin continue its upward trajectory in the major global university rankings. Just recently, Curtin climbed 13 places to 217th in the world in the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2020/21, and it continues to be ranked among the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the highly-acclaimed Academic Ranking of World Universities,” said Professor Leunig.

“As Curtin’s international campuses in Malaysia, Dubai, Singapore and Mauritius are well integrated components of its global network offering undifferentiated courses and learning experiences to students from around the world, as well as research that impact local communities, these rankings also reflect the prowess and achievements of its international campuses.”

 Curtin University’s position among the world’s top young institutions has also been recognised in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2020 with Curtin placed equal 34th in the world, up 21 places from last year. The rise in this ranking has also placed Curtin 8th nationally in Australia, up from 9th position last year.

The THE Young University Rankings are based on the same 13 performance indicators as the flagship Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Curtin’s climb in global rankings also reflect prowess and achievements of Curtin’s international campuses, including Curtin Malaysia.