University’s achievement in Nature Index and other rankings makes Curtin Malaysia the leading institution in Borneo in terms of ranking status

Miri – 24 June 2019 – Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) sees Curtin University’s ranking as the eighth university in Australia in the highly competitive 2019 Nature Index as scoring another notch in its ranking status amongst institutions in Borneo.

In the annual results released last Thursday, Curtin University achieved an international academic ranking of 321 among the world’s top academic institutions, placing it in Australia’s top eight universities.

The 2019 Nature Index highlights the institutions and countries that dominated research in the natural sciences in 2018, measuring the number of scientific papers published in 82 leading journals across the research areas of life science, physical sciences, earth and environmental sciences, and chemistry.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said the latest results were testament to Curtin’s commitment to produce world-class research that is making a real difference.

“The Nature Index examines the high-quality research output of universities across the world and I am absolutely thrilled that Curtin has achieved a national academic ranking among Australia’s top eight universities,” Professor Terry said.

“The university has now achieved a global academic ranking of 321, positioning Curtin among the world’s best research institutions and continuing our rapid rise in prestigious international rankings.”

Curtin Malaysia Pro Vice-Chancellor, President and Chief Executive Professor Jim Mienczakowski said it was another significant achievement for Curtin University coming soon after Curtin’s stellar rise to 230th position among universities worldwide in the 2020 edition of the QS World University Rankings (QSWUR) released earlier last week.

In addition, Curtin also climbed in the National Taiwan University rankings, which were released on the same day as the Nature Index, improving its global ranking to 277, up 19 places, with a national ranking of ninth in Australia.

Professor Mienczakowski said that, as Curtin’s largest international campus and global hub in Asia, Curtin Malaysia is absolutely thrilled with Curtin’s achievement in the Nature Index, one of the most important rankings worldwide.

“It is a major achievement for the university, rising 90 places and making it into the top eight Australian universities. It also sets a high benchmark for us to try to attain and maintain with our research at Curtin Malaysia, but we are certainly up to the challenge,” said Professor Mienczakowski.

He added that Curtin’s continued improvement in the global rankings means that Curtin Malaysia is clearly the leading institution in terms of ranking status throughout Borneo and augurs well for its international reputation.

Curtin Malaysia’s status in Borneo elevated with Curtin’s continued rise in global rankings.

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