About research

Welcome from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Development

 

Graeme Wright, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Development

Curtin is widely recognised for its achievements in applied research that is firmly focused on solving real-world problems. Underpinning our research endeavours are strong partnerships with industry, business and government, which result in outcomes that greatly benefit the broader community locally, nationally and globally.

Our research is concentrated around four broad areas. These areas are important to increasing the stock of knowledge and also to the future social and economic development of communities within our region.

Our focus on these areas does not mean a narrowing of our scope – as a modern university our research remains broadly based to ensure critical mass and intellectual breadth and rigour. Rather, our focus on these areas provides a point of differentiation for Curtin from other Australian institutions and serves to encourage collaborations to develop across the University to address complex issues.

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In recent years, our research activity has experienced extremely strong growth, in quality, impact and reach. I invite you to read the Overview of Research and Development in 2014 for our recent achievements and endeavours. I look forward to our continuing success in the future, as Curtin continues to build strong alliances and consolidate on its well recognised achievements in research and education.

It is with great pleasure that I introduce Curtin’s research website, designed to provide you with information on research at Curtin and showcase some of the exceptional research being undertaken here.

Graeme Wright

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Development