MIRI: Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) has again received global recognition in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, ensuring its students, staff and alumni can be proud to be involved with one of the leading education providers in the world.
In as statement yesterday, Curtin Malaysia Pro Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Jim Mienczakowski, remarked that the latest achievements in the rankings are a testament to Curtin’s strong connections with the industry, high quality research and wide range of innovative courses, including at its international branch campuses.
He said Curtin achieved outstanding results in the latest subject rankings, including second in the world for Engineering – Mineral and Mining, ranking up 17 places from last year.
It also achieved rankings in 25 subjects, seven more than last year, and ranked as a top 100 university in seven subjects: Engineering – Mineral and Mining, Architecture/Built Environment, Art and Design, Nursing, Earth and Marine Sciences, Education and Sports-related Subjects.
Sports-related Subjects is a new ranking category for 2017 and Curtin was positioned in the 51-100 band. The University also ranked for the first time in Agriculture and Forestry, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Psychology, Materials Science, Economics and Econometrics, and Physics and Astronomy.
Professor Mienczakowski also applauded Curtin University for retaining its overall Five Star rating in the recent QS Stars audit, receiving Five Stars for the categories of Teaching, Employability, Internationalisation, Facilities, Innovation and Inclusiveness, and Five Stars for Engineering – Mineral & Mining. It was awarded Four Stars for Research – an increase from Three Stars in 2016.
“As a key component of Curtin and its hub for education and research in Asia, Curtin Malaysia sees the University’s QS Stars rating as a positive indicator of its own quality in teaching, research and student experience, as well as the quality and employability of its graduates,” said Professor Mienczakowski,
The ranking assesses university performance across four areas – research, teaching, employability and internationalisation – and looks at six performance indicators, including academic reputation and student-to-faculty ratio.
Students at Curtin Malaysia study courses identical to those at the other Curtin campuses and the degrees they earn are conferred directly by Curtin University.
In addition, they enjoy similar learning experiences and support mechanisms as their counterparts in Australia and Singapore and they are offered flexibility in completing their degrees at one of the other campuses.