Curtin University

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Curtin University
Former names
Western Australian Institute of Technology (1966–1986)
Curtin University of Technology (1986–2010)
MottoMake Tomorrow Better
TypePublic
Established1966
ChancellorColin Beckett
Vice-ChancellorDeborah Terry
Academic staff
2,975 (2015)[1]
Undergraduates48,536 (2016)[2]
Postgraduates9,680 (2016)[2]
LocationBentley, Western Australia, Australia
30°00′22″S 115°53′36″E / 30.00611°S 115.89333°E / -30.00611; 115.89333
CampusUrban; 116 hectares[3]
AffiliationsATN, ASAIHL, OUA
WebsiteCurtin.edu.au

Curtin University (formerly known as Curtin University of Technology) is the largest university in Australia. Its main campus is in Bentley, Western Australia.[4]

History[change | change source]

Curtin University was first called the Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT), which opened in 1966. But the name was changed to the Curtin University of Technology. In 2010, 'of Technology' was dropped and it is now known just as Curtin University.[5]

In 2005, both Curtin and Murdoch University considered merging together, but this was later cancelled.[6]

Facilities[change | change source]

Curtin is split into four faculties, the Centre for Aboriginal studies, Curtin Business school, Humanities, and Science and Engineering.[7]

Transport[change | change source]

Curtin has its own bus port, which has many routes run through it, including services from Canning Bridge railway station.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Staff numbers". Curtin University. 7 April 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Curtin University Student Statistics 2012-2016" (PDF). Curtin University. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  3. "Bentley (main campus)". Curtin University. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  4. Smith, Jo (22 March 2016). "About - Curtin University, Perth, Australia". About.
  5. Smith, Jo (4 February 2016). "Curtin history, Western Australian Institute of Technology - About - Curtin University, Perth, Australia". About.
  6. https://web.archive.org/web/20080303212051/http://announce.curtin.edu.au/release2005/c13605.html (archived)
  7. https://web.archive.org/web/20090224005106/http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au/leavers/global/glossary.cfm (archived)
  8. "Using Transperth". www.transperth.wa.gov.au.

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