Curtin University of Technology
- Lori Michener, Ph.D., P.T., S.C.S., A.T.C.
- Director, VCU-Curtin Partnership
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia Commonwealth University’s International Partnership with the Curtin University of Technology began in the summer of 2001 when the two universities signed a Memorandum of Understanding. VCU’s potential for collaboration with Curtin also extends to Curtin’s satellite campus in Miri, Malaysia. Delegation visits between VCU and Curtin have opened communication between faculty and staff about the possibilities for collaboration within the partnership.
Location: The suburb of Bentley, located about 6km southeast of central Perth, is home to Curtin’s main campus. In close proximity to everything Perth has to offer, it boasts 116 hectares of bold architecture nestled amongst beautifully landscaped gardens. With thousands of students filling the campus grounds every day of the semester, there is a real vibrancy to the town.
Founded: Initially founded as the Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT) and renamed Curtin University of Technology in 1987.
Number of students: Approximately 41,000
Number of undergraduate and graduate degrees: 170 undergraduate degrees, 112 graduate degrees
Hospital, museum, theatres, etc. attached to the university: The Curtin Physiotherapy Clinic, where treatment is provided by students (supervised by faculty) in their last year. There are seven theatres attached to Curtin (Bankwest, Hayman, Hollis, Elizabeth Jolley, Jones, Ken Hall, Haydn). Jack Finey Lake is a part of Curtin.
Top recognized programs: Centre for Aboriginal Studies
Partnership track record
Departments/programs interacting at each university: Applied Sciences, Public Health, College of Humanities and Sciences
Type of activity: Faculty/student exchanges, study abroad programs, collaborative research
Areas of promise
Departments/programs interacting at each university: School of Allied Health, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Social Work
Type of activity: Faculty/student exchange, collaborative research projects, curriculum development