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Curtin University prides itself on being recognised nationally and internationally for excellence in education and research. Time and again our strong connections with industry, high-impact research and wide range of innovative courses have made us a popular study destination on a global scale.

11th June 2021 Press Release:

Curtin Malaysia – Curtin celebrates two milestones: Earns QS 5 Star Plus and cracks top 200 in prestigious QS Rankings

Curtin University – Curtin celebrates two milestones: Earns QS 5 Stars Plus and cracks top 200 in prestigious QS Rankings


Curtin University Malaysia Academic Ranking of World Universities.
As these rankings are driven largely by research performance, the results can be attributed to our innovative research that aims to solve real-world problems.

Curtin University International Rankings

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Last updated on 13 June 2021, 4:37 AM

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QS World University Rankings 2022

Curtin has also risen 23 places to 194th in the world in the QS World University Ranking 2022.

(Top 200)

2022: Curtin University Malaysia QS Stars Plus University Ratings

Curtin was also awarded Five Stars Plus in the 2022 QS Stars Plus University Ratings based on categories of research, employability, teaching, facilities, internationalization, innovation, and inclusiveness. A Five Stars Plus institution must achieve five stars across all categories.

5/5 Stars Plus Rating

Curtin University Malaysia Academic Ranking of World Universities Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020. Top 1%


Curtin University has risen to equal 174th in the world in the US News & World Report Best Global University Rankings 2021, jumping 16 places from last year. 174th


In a global review of young institutions under 50 years, Curtin was placed 17th globally in the QSWUR: Top 50 Under 50 2021. 17th
We climbed 29 places to a rank of 220th in the world and remains 9th in Australia in the 2019-2020 University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP). 220th
Positioned at 271st (from 284th in 2019) in the world and 9th in Australia in the 2019 CWTS Leiden Ranking 2020.  271th
  Curtin was ranked 26th in the 2016 THEWUR: 200 Most International Universities in the World ranking. 26th
THEWUR World University Rankings 2021 201-250th
THEWUR Young university Rankings 2020 34th
In the 2019 Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings, Curtin ranks 57th (66th in 2018) out of 320 institutions and is placed 21st in Australia. 57th


Curtin University courses are also highly regarded in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject:

  1. 2021 ranking second in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering;
  2. 2021 Geology ranked equal 43rd in the world and fourth in Australia
  3. 2021 Petroleum ranked equal 44th in the world and fourth in Australia
  4. 2021 Earth and Marine Sciences ranked 50th in the world and fifth in Australia.
  5. 2021 Curtin achieved nine subject rankings in the top 100 globally, with five placing in the 51-100 band including Architecture/ Built Environment, Engineering – Civil and Structural, Nursing, Geophysics and Sport-related subjects.
  6. Top 150 in Chemical Engineering and Communications & Media Studies
  7. Top 200 in Accounting & Finance, Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Environmental Sciences.

QS World University Rankings by Subject

Various rankings
Curtin University Malaysia Academic Ranking of World Universities In the ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2019:

Curtin features in 37 of the 54 subjects ranked, with seven subjects in the top 100 in the world.  Curtin ranks 11th in the world for Mining & Mineral Engineering and is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for 24 subjects, the highest being 2nd for Mathematics and equal 2nd for Chemical Engineering.

Various rankings
Curtin’s ranking has risen in eight subject areas in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject. Various rankings 


Curtin university Malaysia Malaysian Qualifications Agency Curtin University Malaysia Malaysian Qualifications Agency

Closer to home, our campus has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification since 2013, and also successfully retained the ‘Tier 5’ or ‘Excellent’ rating under the latest SETARA Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education Institutions. Curtin Sarawak achieved similar ratings in the two previous SETARA rating exercises carried out by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency in 2009 and 2011.

Tier 5

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