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Curtin University
Former names
Western Australian Institute of Technology (1966–1986)
Curtin University of Technology (1986–2010)
Motto Make Tomorrow Better
Type Public
Established 1966
Chancellor Colin Beckett
Vice-Chancellor Deborah Terry
Academic staff
2,975 (2015)
Undergraduates 48,536 (2016)
Postgraduates 9,680 (2016)
Location , ,
30°00′22″S 115°53′36″E / 30.00611°S 115.89333°E / -30.00611; 115.89333
Campus Urban; 116 hectares
Affiliations ATN, ASAIHL, OUA

Curtin University (formerly known as Curtin University of Technology) is the largest university in Australia. Its main campus is in Bentley, Western Australia.

History

Curtin University was first called the Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT), which opened in 1966. But the name was changed to the Curtin University of Technology. In 2010, 'of Technology' was dropped and it is now known just as Curtin University.

In 2005, both Curtin and Murdoch University considered merging together, but this was later cancelled.

Facilities

Curtin is split into four faculties, the Centre for Aboriginal studies, Curtin Business school, Humanities, and Science and Engineering.

Transport

Curtin has its own bus port, which has many routes run through it, including services from Canning Bridge railway station.

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