Curtin University (formerly Curtin University of Technology) is a research-intensive public university based in Perth, Western Australia, named after the 14th Prime Minister of Australia, John Curtin. It is the largest university in Western Australia, with over 40,000 students.
Now, more than 50 years after his death, Curtin University still strives to honour John Curtin's values of vision, leadership and community service. The innovative curriculum, world-class research and dedication to community service embrace John Curtin's values.
The suburb of Bentley, located about six kilometres south-east of central Perth, is home to Curtin's main campus. In close proximity to everything Perth has to offer, it boasts 116 hectares of bold architecture nestled amongst beautiful landscaped gardens. With thousands of students filling the campus grounds every day of semester, there's a real vibrancy to the place.
Over the past decade the campus has undergone some major changes, with a variety of stunning modern buildings now interspersed with the original 1960s architecture.
Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
City Population: 1,832,114
University Population: 44,990
Climate: Moderate, though highly seasonal rainfall. Summers are generally hot and dry.
Nearest Airport: Perth Airport
Why choose Curtin?
- Curtin University is a member of Australian Technology Network, and is active in research in a range of academic and practical fields
- Curtin is ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities
- Perth is ranked in the top 10 most liveable cities in the world