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Among the top ranked: The results of the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020 reflect Curtin’s commitment to world-class teaching and learning.

CURTIN University has continued its strong performance in the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020 with five subjects ranked in the world’s top 100 and 23 in Australia’s top 10.

Released by the Academic Ranking of World Universities publisher ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, the latest results also showed that the university achieved rankings in 35 subjects out of the 54 assessed.

The Global Ranking of Academic Subjects measured the performance of more than 4,000 universities across 54 subjects spanning five fields, including engineering, life sciences, medical sciences, natural sciences and social sciences.

Curtin University vice-chancellor Prof Deborah Terry said the results were testament to Curtin’s world-class teaching and learning.

“We are ranked first in Australia for Mathematics and second for both Earth Sciences and Chemical Engineering. These ranking results reflect Curtin’s standing as a high-impact research institution with strong practical application and industry connections,” Prof Terry said.

Meanwhile, Prof Simon Leunig, pro vice-chancellor, president and chief executive of Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia), Curtin’s largest international campus and global hub in Asia located in Miri, Sarawak, remarked that Curtin’s excellent results in the latest rankings are a strong indication of the quality of the courses it offers.

“I am pleased that of the 35 subjects Curtin is ranked in, 15 are related to courses we offer at Curtin Malaysia, so students enrolling at Curtin Malaysia are assured of quality, innovative courses that are world recognised,” he said.

The subjects include Earth & Marine Sciences, Environmental Studies, Business & Management Studies, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Structural Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Psychology, Communication & Media Studies, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science & Information Systems, Mineral & Mining Engineering, Engineering & Technology, Accounting & Finance, Social Sciences & Management, and Arts & Humanities.

Related courses at Curtin Malaysia are the Bachelor of Business Administration; Bachelor of Commerce (single and double majors in Accounting, Finance, Banking, Management and Human Resources Management); Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical, Civil & Construction, Electrical & Electronic, Environmental, Mechanical and Petroleum engineering; Bachelor of Science in Applied Geology, Psychological Science, and Health, Safety & Environment; Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management; Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems & Networking; and Bachelor of Communications.

There are new courses such as the Bachelor of Computing in Cyber Security; Master of Professional Engineering in Chemical, Petroleum and Mechanical engineering, and Emerging Power Systems; Master of Science in Sustainable Aqua Culture; Master of Management, and Master of Public Health.

For more details on Curtin University, visit More information on Curtin Malaysia can be found at, or look for Curtin Malaysia on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or LinkedIn.

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