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Research and Innovation

Deliver excellence and impact in research and innovation.

Staff member standing in front of Curtin's Supercomputer

Our 2020 commitment

We will deliver on our research strengths at the same time as recognising the growing importance of interdisciplinary research and the need to broaden our research base. We will remain a highly collaborative university, supporting partnerships across faculties, campuses and external institutions and ensuring that our research and teaching activities are closely linked.

As a university with an established reputation for innovation, we are strongly positioned to capitalise on the global innovation agenda. This changing landscape will influence funding pools for grants and infrastructure, shape priority areas, influence research training models and encourage collaborations.

Knowledge exchange and co-creation will be a major focus. We will explore partnerships with other universities, governments, and commercial and non-corporate industries, both locally and globally, to strengthen our capacity for knowledge transfer and commercialisation.

We will encourage a strong performance culture, underpinned by good infrastructure planning and a commitment to attracting and retaining talented staff. We will ensure our early career researchers are able to navigate diverse careers at Curtin.

Our strong research profile will attract high calibre postgraduate research students. Our distinctive postgraduate research options, including a new PhD framework shaped by international and industry partners, will prepare our students for careers in both industry and academia.