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Centre of excellence

ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO)

CAASTRO aims to establish Australia as the world-leader in wide-field astronomy.

Centre of excellence

ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems (CCFS)

Delivering the fundamental science needed to sustain Australia’s resource base.

Centre of excellence

ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Mine Site Restoration (CMSR)

Delivering restoration-industry-ready professionals focused on the needs of the mining sector.

Industry research centre

Australasian Joint Research Centre for Building Information Modelling

Improving the performance and productivity of building projects in the energy, mineral and construction industries worldwide.

Industry research centre

Australia-China Joint Research Centre for Tectonics and Earth Resources (ACTER)

ACTER aims to facilitate collaborative research and research training in geotectonics and mineral and hydrocarbon resources.

Multi-institutional research centre

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)

AHURI’s mission is to develop high-quality, policy-relevant research for better housing and urban outcomes.

Industry research centre

Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance (AASQA)

Harnessing the special talents of people with autism for the collective benefit of those with autism, industry and the wider community.

Industry research centre

Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre is an independent economic and social research organisation located within the Curtin Business School at Curtin University.

Research cluster

Blockchain Research and Development Laboratory

The Blockchain Research and Development Laboratory (BRDL) focuses on solving real-world industry problems using blockchain along, with other disruptive technologies

Industry research centre

Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM)

CCDM’s aim is to reduce the economic impact of crop disease for Australian growers via research into fungicide resistance, molecular genetics and farming systems.

Research centre

Centre for Culture and Technology (CCAT)

CCAT focuses on national competitive grant schemes and international research collaboration in cultural, media and journalism research, the creative economy and cultural science.

Multi-institutional research centre

Centre for Data Linkage (CDL)

CDL’s objective is to build a national infrastructure to support the linkage of population datasets for health research.

Research centre

Centre for digital agriculture

The Centre for Digital Agriculture (CDA) will bring together research and industry specialists within Western Australia and beyond to clarify what new technologies offer agriculture in the short, medium and long term.

Multi-institutional research centre

Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)

CET is a unique applied research enterprise focusing on increasing the discovery rate in mineral exploration and the quality of discoveries without relying on substantial increases in exploration expenditure.

Research centre

Centre for Human Rights Education (CHRE)

CHRE is an inter and multi-disciplinary centre for national and international academic research, postgraduate teaching, critical scholarship and advocacy on human rights.

Industry research centre

Centre for Marine Science and Technology (CMST)

CMST has earned a reputation as a high-quality marine technology research and development facility responsive to industry and government needs.

Multi-institutional research centre

Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA)

CMCA enables research excellence by providing world-class microscopy and microanalysis facilities and expertise to publicly funded researchers and industry.

Research centre

Centre for Research in Applied Economics (CRAE)

The CRAE provides a framework for collaborative applied economic research across Curtin.

Research centre

Centre for Transformative Work Design (CTWD)

The CTWD conducts high quality, independent and innovative research to understand the role of work design in generating healthy and productive work, and is committed to fostering the design of good work across all industries.

Industry research centre

China Australia Writing Centre

The centre showcases Australian writing in China and Chinese writing in Australia, and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas.

Cooperative research centre

CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment

Performing research, developing technologies and providing policy guidance for assessing, cleaning up and preventing contamination of soil, water and air.

Cooperative research centre

CRC for Greenhouse Gas Technologies

Our challenge is to reduce emissions from fossil fuels by more than 90 per cent as their global demand continues to increase.

Cooperative research centre

CRC for Living with Autism (Autism CRC)

Our mission is to motivate, facilitate and translate collaborative autism research across the life span, underpinned by inclusive practices.

Cooperative research centre

CRC for Spatial Information

Delivering research outcomes to help industry grow in key sectors: agriculture, natural resources and climate change, defence, energy and utilities, built environment, and health.

Cooperative research centre

CRC for Transitions in Mining Economies

CRC-TiME will transform mining economies to deliver increased certainty of relinquishment, reduced likelihood of abandonment, diversified post mine economies and new Australian businesses supplying a global market.

Cooperative research centre

CRC ORE

CRC ORE aims to transform the minerals sector by deploying innovative world-class technology to effect a step change in value across the whole-of-mine system.

Curtin Autism Research Group (CARG)

CARG’s mission is to make tomorrow better for people on the autism spectrum, by letting their needs and experience guide our work.

Research centre

Curtin Centre for Infrastructural Monitoring and Protection (CIMP)

CIMP is built to focus, enhance and enrich the research strengths of civil and structural engineering in Curtin University.

Industry research centre

Curtin Corrosion Centre

The Curtin Corrosion Centre conducts high-quality research in areas of corrosion related to the petroleum, mining and chemical processing industries.

Research institute

Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI)

Researchers at the CHIRI are committed and focused on developing new treatments for diseases that more commonly occur with older age.

Research institute

Curtin Institute for Computation (CIC)

CIC is a dedicated institute, supporting the research community as the demand for computational skills has grown.

Research institute

Curtin Institute of Functional Molecules and Interfaces (CIFMI)

The CIFMI’s research ranges from government-funded fundamental research to confidential one-on-one industrial projects.

Research institute

Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA)

The CIRA covers a wide range of projects in the area of radio astronomy.

Industry research centre

Curtin University Oil and Gas Innovation Centre

Established in 2017, the Curtin University Oil and Gas Innovation Centre brings multidisciplinary research and development expertise to the oil and gas industry, and to the energy sector in general.

Research institute

Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP)

The idea of “sustainability” in a wide range of human endeavour is a relatively new concept, but is rapidly becoming a key issue in public policy theory and practice.

Cooperative research centre

Digital Health CRC

Our mission is to improve the quality of healthcare for all, through evidence.

Cooperative research centre

Fight Food Waste CRC

The Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre brings together industry, research and the community to capitalise on Australia’s food waste opportunities.

Cooperative research centre

Food Agility CRC

The Food Agility CRC aims to empower Australia’s food industry to grow its comparative advantage through digital transformation.

Research institute

Fuels and Energy Technology Institute (FETI)

The FETI carries out fundamental research, technology development and deployment activities for the development and commercialisation of low-emission energy technologies.

Cooperative research centre

Future Battery Industries CRC (FBI CRC)

Led by Curtin, the Future Battery Industries CRC includes a consortium of 58 industry, research and government partners. The centre will showcase Australia as a globally significant provider for battery manufacture and supply.

Cooperative research centre

Future Energy Exports CRC

The FEnEx CRC will execute cutting-edge, industry-led research, education and training to help sustain Australia’s position as a leading LNG exporter, and enable it to become the leading global Hydrogen exporter.

Research institute

Future of Work Institute (FoWI)

The FoWI promotes productive and meaningful work as essential foundations of a healthy economy and society. FoWI’s mission is to support thriving people and organisations in the digital age.

Industry research centre

Innovation Central Perth

Innovation Central Perth is an industry and research collaboration centre at Curtin University, led by Cisco with partners Curtin University, Woodside Energy and CSIRO’s Data61.

Cooperative research centre

Innovative Manufacturing CRC

Innovative Manufacturing CRC helps Australian companies increase their global relevance through research-led innovation in manufacturing products, processes and services.

Multi-institutional research centre

International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)

ICRAR was founded with the specific purpose of supporting Australia’s bid to host the world’s largest radio telescope and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

Research centre

John Curtin Institute of Public Policy (JCIPP)

JCIPP was established to become a pre-eminent body of public sector expertise through research, teaching and the generation of public discussion.

Multi-institutional research centre

John de Laeter Centre (JDLC)

The JDLC provides quantitative data used to understand processes of Earth and planetary evolution and monitor our changing environment.

Research centre

Luxury Branding Research Centre

The centre increases Curtin’s luxury branding research capabilities by providing greater collaboration with other research centres and industry partners.

Cooperative research centre

MinEx CRE

MinEx CRC is the world’s largest mineral exploration collaboration; developing technologies for more effective, safer and environmentally friendly mineral exploration.

Cooperative research centre

Mining3

Developing and delivering transformational technology to improve the productivity, sustainability, and safety of the mining industry.

Industry research centre

National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)

NCSEHE’s purpose is to inform public policy design, implementation and practice, in order to improve higher education participation and success for disadvantaged people.

Research institute

National Drug Research Institute (NDRI)

NDRI is an integral part of the national strategy aimed at minimising the harm associated with legal and illegal drug use in Australia.

Centre of excellence

Optus-Curtin Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence

Leverages synergies between Curtin’s excellent research, teaching and learning capabilities, and Optus’ market-leading technology and infrastructure capabilities.

Multi-institutional research centre

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is encouraging and energising research using supercomputing, large scale data storage and visualisation in Western Australia.

Multi-institutional research centre

Planning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC)

PATREC conducts collaborative, applied research and teaching in support of policy in the connected spaces of transport and land use planning in Western Australia.

Cooperative research centre

Reliable Affordable Clean Energy CRC

High-impact research on boosting energy productivity and integrating clean, distributed energy into the grid, in order to cut bills and carbon emissions of Australian businesses and households.

Industry research centre

Sino-Australian Joint Research Centre for Ocean Engineering

Through collaborative research, the centre will stay at the forefront of subsea engineering and play a key role in the future development of deep-water technologies.

Cooperative research centre

Smartcrete CRC

SmartCrete CRC proposes new technologies and capabilities for the engineered design and advanced manufacturing of concrete products and tailored expertise to support companies to develop their products to the commercial production stage within Australia.

Cooperative research centre

SmartSat CRC

The SmartSat CRC is developing know-how and technologies in advanced telecommunications and IoT connectivity, intelligent satellite systems and next generation Earth observation data services.

Research centre

Space Science and Technology Centre

With established partnerships with NASA and Lockheed Martin, the Curtin Space Science and Technology Centre is home to the largest planetary research group in the Southern Hemisphere.

Research institute

SSERVI Australia

NASA created the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) to address basic and applied scientific questions fundamental to understanding the Moon, Near Earth Asteroids, the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos, and the near space environments of these target bodies.

Industry research centre, Multi-institutional research centre

Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc)

SBEnrc offers a unique industry-government-research collaboration to improve Australia’s built environment industry.

Research institute

The Institute for Geoscience Research (TIGeR)

TIGeR brings together active researchers across the spectrum of geosciences with the common goal of understanding the processes that control Earth’s dynamic evolution.

Research cluster

Tourism Research Cluster (TRC)

The TRC provides a framework for the skills, expertise and resources of researchers to be shared, increasing opportunities for collaboration in tourism research.

Research centre

WA Data Science Innovation Hub

The Curtin University-led WA Data Science Innovation Hub will bring together start-ups, universities and the state government to help drive digital innovation across the sectors of oil and gas, mining and agriculture.

Multi-institutional research centre

Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute

The institute brings together leading research organisations to act as a strong collective voice for managing biodiversity outcomes in WA.

Multi-institutional research centre

Western Australian Energy Research Alliance (WA:ERA)

WA:ERA delivers direct access to a critical mass of leading researchers actively addressing industry research challenges with world-scale resources.

Multi-institutional research centre

Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI)

WAMSI is a leading Australian marine research organisation carrying out research into climate change, biodiversity, sustainable fisheries and biotechnology and oceanography.

Multi-institutional research centre

Western Australian Satellite Technology and Applications Consortium (WASTAC)

WASTAC’s main objectives are to maintain a reliable, comprehensive and accessible archive of NOAA-AVHRR MODIS and SeaWiFS satellite data.

Research cluster

Women in Social Economic Research Cluster (WiSER)

WiSER is committed to producing high quality quantitative and qualitative feminist research on a broad range of issues.