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Moving up the ranks
CURTIN University has continued to hold its strong position as one of the world’s best universities aged 50 years and under in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings, rising to 68, up from 84 in 2017.
This comes almost simultaneously with its outstanding achievement in the 2018-19 QS World University Rankings (QSWUR) released last week, rising to No.250 in the world.
Curtin University has been consistently a world leader as well as the Australian university that has climbed the most places in the global rankings in recent years, entering the echelons of the top 1% of the world’s universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in 2017.
This means Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) can lay claim to being the highest globally-ranked tertiary institution in Borneo.
Curtin’s improved position demonstrates its research impact and increased international outlook, which aligns with the recent opening of its campuses in Dubai and Mauritius, as well as new developments at its Malaysian campus.
The Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings measure institutions against five performance indicators. Curtin improved across four of five indicators, with the biggest increases in Citations and Teaching.
Curtin also improved its position on the QS World University Rankings (QSWUR), rising to 250 on the world, up from 262 in 2017.
Curtin’s largest international campus and global hub in Asia, located in Sarawak, is also the largest Australian international campus in the world with a 300-acre (121.4ha) campus and another 700 acres (283.3ha) earmarked for further development.
With over 4,000 students from 50 countries and internationally-recruited staff from 15 countries strengthening its global focus, Curtin Malaysia offers an international and cross-cultural learning environment in a unique Malaysian setting.
Other than location and affordable Malaysian fees for courses that are identical to those offered by Curtin in Australia, students at Curtin Malaysia get the same education and learning experience as their counterparts at the main campus in Perth.
As part of a global university with campuses in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius, they can also choose to study part of their course, complete their undergraduate degrees, or undertake a further degree at another Curtin campus.
Upon graduation, they will join an active network of over 215,000 Curtin alumni spread across the world.
Curtin Malaysia can lay claim to being the highest globally ranked tertiary institution in Borneo.
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Enrolment for Curtin Malaysia’s July/August (Semester 2) intake is now open and potential students can enquire about the course by logging on to http://bit.ly/2iPcTOL or http:// courses.curtin.edu.my/