Indigenous mentoring program
I am pleased to advise that Curtin will receive an additional $1.2 million towards its existing Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) program as part of the Federal Government funding boost to expand AIME.
The Federal Minister for Higher Education and Skills, Sharon Bird recently announced $2.4 million has been allocated to programs in [...]
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Indigenous mentoring program
Pride in Diversity Awards
I am delighted to announce that Curtin was named the Highest Ranking University for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality at today’s national Pride in Diversity (PID) Awards.
Curtin was also ranked seventh in the top ten employers for LGBT people and the University’s Ally program was a runner-up for LGBT Employee [...]
‘Stolen generations’ artwork to transfer to Curtin
It was my pleasure this week to sign a memorandum of understanding with Colgate University, New York, to transfer 119 Indigenous artworks to Curtin.
Representatives from Colgate University and the Mungart Boodja organisation attended a special ceremony at Curtin’s Centre for Aboriginal Studies (CAS) along with Curtin staff and CAS [...]
Curtin improves in world’s elite subject rankings
I am pleased to advise that Curtin has improved its ranking in education, environmental sciences, psychology and agriculture and forestry in the 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject of the world’s top 200 institutions.
The findings revealed that this year Curtin ranked in 11 of the 30 published subjects [...]
National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education
I am pleased to announce that Curtin has been successful in its bid to host the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education.
The Hon. Sharon Bird, Minister for Higher Education and Skills made the announcement at Curtin.
The Federal Government’s decision to move this important and prestigious [...]
Vale – Professor Pauline Sadler
It is with great sadness that I advise that Professor Pauline Sadler, our highly esteemed colleague and former faculty member of the Curtin Business School, passed away on Monday 29th April.
Pauline joined the Curtin School of Business Law in 1989 and at the time of her retirement in February 2013 was [...]
Five weeks to go – nominations deadline for John Curtin Medal
I would like to remind everyone that nominations for this year’s John Curtin Medal, the University’s highest non-academic award, will close in just over five weeks.
The John Curtin Medal is presented to outstanding members of the external community who demonstrate John Curtin’s attributes of vision, [...]
Funding changes to higher education and the Smartest Investment campaign
On 13 April the Minister for Tertiary Education announced funding cuts to higher education:
a two per cent cut to all Commonwealth funding for universities in 2014, and 1.25 per cent in 2015. These cuts include but are not limited to:
Teaching and Learning Grants
Commonwealth Grants Scheme
Higher Education [...]
Curtin Commercial Innovation Awards
Submissions are open for this year’s Curtin Commercial Innovation Awards. Since 2007, these awards have recognised new technologies, products and services arising out of Curtin and I encourage staff and students to submit an application on their research.
The winning entry will receive a cash prize of $15,000, the runner-up will receive $7,000 [...]
Professor Chun-Zhu Li joins Australia-China partnership celebration
John Curtin Distinguished Professor Chun-Zhu Li, from the School of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, joined the Prime Minister of Australia in a visit to China earlier this week to celebrate 40 years of achievement in Australia-China Education, Science and Research.
Professor Li recently helped to strengthen the relationship between China [...]