Curtin's Dubai campus launches academic programmes

Curtins Dubai campus launches academic programmes
Professor Seth Kunin presents a memento to Steven Ciobo MP.

By Staff Report

Published: Fri 26 Jan 2018, 3:00 PM

Last updated: Fri 26 Jan 2018, 5:12 PM

Curtin University, a leading global university from Perth, Western Australia, has launched the first of its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the university's Dubai campus, and welcomed the inaugural cohort of students.
Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo MP, was present at the event along with dignitaries from Dubai International Academic City, the Western Australian Trade Office and Austrade.
Speaking at the event, Steven Ciobo MP said: "The commencement of a Curtin campus in Dubai is an exciting development for Australia in the UAE and wider region. Curtin's presence in Dubai further strengthens Australia's important education ties in the Middle East."
Curtin University's Deputy Vice-Chancellor International and Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor of Curtin Dubai, Professor Seth Kunin, said: "We are delighted to commemorate the beginning of a number of new undergraduate and post-graduate programs in 2018 and welcome the new batch of students to an exciting academic year." Curtin University is highly regarded for its programs in a variety of fields including science and engineering, business, humanities and communications - and we are thrilled that students in Dubai will have access to world class education through this campus."
Curtin University has climbed to the world's top 200 universities in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), estimated to be ranked 180th in the world and 9th in Australia.

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