Research at Curtin

Groundbreaking research discovers likely cause of Alzheimer’s disease

The Curtin-led research offers potential prevention and treatment opportunities for Australia’s second-leading cause of death.

Research at Curtin

Boldly going where no West Aussie spacecraft has gone before

The launch of the Curtin-built Binar-1 CubeSat was a proud moment for Curtin University and Western Australia.

Research at Curtin

Infrared light study paves way to improved crop protection

Curtin-led research has discovered a way to assess plant disease development using infrared light, opening up new research avenues to improving disease resistance in crops.

Research areas

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Higher degrees by research

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Our researchers

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Centres, institutes and facilities

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Faculty research

Our faculties are not only home to teaching and learning, but also outstanding research. Discover more.

Business and Law

The Faculty of Business and Law’s research provides solutions for industry, opportunities for research collaborations and support for research students.

Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences researchers conduct cross-disciplinary research between schools, industry groups, cooperative research centres, institutes and units. We have areas of research strength in cancer, ageing, autism, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.


The Faculty of Humanities research is increasingly important as the world experiences a shift to digital technology and rapid advances in health and science raise social questions and concerns around ethics, culture and rights.

Science and Engineering

Underpinning the Faculty of Science and Engineering Research are strong partnerships with industry, business and government, which result in outcomes that greatly benefit the broader local, national and global community.