Curtin Uni ranks second in the world

Australian university Curtin’s mining programme has ranked second in the world for the ‘engineering – mineral and mining’ subject in the QS World University Rankings, an annual ranking of universities, up 17 places from last year
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Staff reporter

Curtin achieved ranking in 25 subjects, seven more than last year, and ranked as a top 100 university in seven subjects: engineering – mineral and mining, architecture/built environment, art and design, nursing, earth and marine sciences, education, and sports-related subjects.

Professor Deborah Terry, Curtin vice-chancellor, said the results reflected the university’s long-standing reputation for innovation and high-quality research.

She continued: “Overall, the results are very positive with improved performance in a number of areas, especially in ‘engineering – mineral and mining’ through the Curtin WA School of Mines, an outcome that reflects the university’s strong profile and performance in this important field.”

QS this year provided a ranking of 46 subjects, which are categorised in the five broad disciplines of arts and humanities, engineering and technology, life sciences and medicine, natural sciences, and social sciences and management.

The ranking assesses university performance across four areas – research, teaching, employability and internationalisation – and looks at six performance indicators, including academic reputation and student-to-faculty ratio.