Curtin University

Curtin is Western Australia’s largest university, welcoming 58,000 students. In addition to our main campus in Perth, we have campuses in Dubai, Malaysia and Singapore. In 2017, we celebrated “50 Years of Innovation”, recognising the strides we have made in evolving from the Western Australian Institute of Technology (1967–1986) to the sophisticated global university we are today.

Curtin leads a number of major international research projects and is involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations.

Our growing reputation has seen us rapidly rise up the international rankings in recent years. In 2017, we were ranked among the top one percent of the world’s universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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Further evidence about the harms of alcohol has accumulated over the past decade since the last guidelines were released. Syda Productions/Shtterstock

Cap your alcohol at 10 drinks a week: new draft guidelines

New draft guidelines recommend limiting alcohol consumption to no more than ten standard drinks per week and no more than four standard drinks on any one day.
Marianne Ihlen: she remains stuck in the role of the beautiful ingénue, the part-time lover, in Nick Broomfield’s documentary. Copyright Nick Broomfield

Marianne & Leonard: a new film tells us little about the woman fixed in the role of musician’s muse

Nick Broomfield's latest documentary explores the romance between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen. But the film fails to confront the harder truths of the license taken by, and conceded to, creative men.
Think of the ranking system like a queue. The closer you are to the front of the queue, the more likely you are to get a university spot. from shutterstock.com

What actually is an ATAR? First of all it’s a rank, not a score

The ATAR is mainly used as an efficient way for universities to decide which students can be offered a place in a certain course.
If we can’t afford natural stone, like marble, it’s tempting to choose engineered or artificial stone instead. But at what cost to those who breathe in the silica dust when cutting it? from www.shutterstock.com

Engineered stone benchtops are killing our tradies. Here’s why a ban’s the only answer

What lessons can Australia learn from tackling asbestos to manage this latest preventable occupational hazard?
Orang yang belum mengalami ketergantungan narkoba sering tidak tahu mengapa begitu sulit untuk menghentikan kebiasaan itu. www.shutterstock.com.au

Mengapa pecandu sangat sulit berhenti memakai narkotik?

Narkoba mengaktifkan dopamin dalam jumlah yang jauh lebih besar dibandingkan kegiatan pengaktif dopamin lainnya, seperti makan dan seks.
Self-injury is associated with underlying psychological distress, and increased suicide risk. But people who self-injure aren’t doing it to end their life.

It’s not only teenage girls, and it’s rarely attention-seeking: debunking the myths around self-injury

Stigma can make people who self-injure reluctant to disclose their experiences and seek help. One way to combat the stigma is to debunk some of the most common myths that surround self-injury.
This week’s attack on Saudi oil facilities appears to be the latest effort by Iran to escalate tensions in the Persian Gulf to push back on the US ‘maximum pressure’ sanctions campaign. Pavel Golovkin/EPA

How likely is conflict between the US and Iran?

Iran's goal is to sow discord and inflict pain on energy markets, while avoiding crossing a threshold that prompts retaliation from the US. This is a fine line to walk at the best of times.

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