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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A collection of raw Libyan desert glass. Linnas/Shutterstock

How we solved the mystery of Libyan desert glass

The origin of Libyan desert glass found scattered in an Egyptian desert has puzzled scientists for years. But a new look at the glass structure reveals its meteoric formation.
The Privacy Act gives you the right to find out what’s in your credit report and change any incorrect information in your report. from www.shutterstock.com

Your credit report is a key part of your privacy – here’s how to find and check it

Checking your credit report is a good way to ensure that incorrect information is not listed against you, and can protect you against identity theft.
Landcorp’s WGV residential development in Fremantle is demonstrating the benefits of making the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Josh Byrne & Associates

Cutting cities’ emissions does have economic benefits – and these ultimately outweigh the costs

The debate about the transition away from fossil fuels has focused on costs, but right here in Australia we have examples of the benefits of sustainable new energy sources for our cities.
Scientists built a small database showing which animals do and don’t fart. Not every animal in the world is on there, but it does have moon snails listed as a no. Flickr/Florida Fish and Wildlife

Curious Kids: can snails fart?

One thing I can tell you is that a snail's bottom is right over its head.
Businesses are structuring their lending practices to exploit loopholes in consumer credit laws. Shutterstock

Four common debt traps: payday loans, consumer leases, blackmail securities and credit ‘management’

Here are the four common lending practices identified by the Australian inquiry into credit and financial services targeted at those at risk of financial hardship.
Casual academics provide flexibility for universities at a time when student numbers are uncertain. from shutterstock.com

Casual academics aren’t going anywhere, so what can universities do to ensure learning isn’t affected?

The higher education sector may be the the third largest employer of casual staff in Australia. More cuts to universities mean the use of casual academics could increase further.
Cities have a choice of autonomous vehicle futures: cars or mass transit vehicles. Which one we adopt is likely to determine how people-friendly our cities are. SueBeDoo888/Shutterstock

Autonomous transport will shape our cities’ future – best get on the right path early

Autonomous mass transit vehicles like 'trackless trams' are a better bet than autonomous cars to give us people-friendly cities that capture the value created by infrastructure for the common good.

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