Curtin University

Curtin University (previously known as Curtin University of Technology) is an Australian university based in Perth, Western Australia, with additional campuses in regional Western Australia and at Miri, Sydney and Singapore. As of 2010, the university has a student enrolment of 46,634 with a FTE of 33,509, of whom 19,872 were onshore or offshore international students, and employed a staff of 3,020 (exclusive of casual and sessional academic staff). Prior to 1985, the university was called the Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT), formed in 1966. Its nucleus comprised the tertiary programs formerly conducted in the Perth Technical College which opened in 1900. In 1969, three more institutions were merged with WAIT: The Western Australian School of Mines (originally opened in 1902), the Muresk Agricultural College (dating from 1926) and schools of physiotherapy and occupational therapy in operation since the 1950s at Shenton Park. By 1976, it had expanded from 2,000 to more than 10,000 students. In 1987, the institute became the Curtin University of Technology under provisions of the WA Institute of Technology Amendment Act 1986.

Address
78 Murray St., Perth, Western Australia, Australia 6000
Website
http://www.curtin.edu.au/
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Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study challenges recommended wait time between pregnancies

New Curtin University-led research has called into question existing health advice that mothers wait a minimum of two years after giving birth to become pregnant again, in order to reduce the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Making musculoskeletal health a global priority

An international research team has found that despite being the world's leading cause of pain, disability and healthcare expenditure, the prevention and management of musculoskeletal health, including conditions such as low ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Empowering older people could be key to positive change

A research team led by Curtin University has demonstrated the potential of older people to play a direct role in tackling community issues affecting them such as food security.

Medications

Tiny cannabis capsules could help treat neurological diseases

A team of researchers led by Curtin University has discovered a new way to improve the absorption rate of medicinal cannabis when taken orally, which could potentially be used to treat neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's ...

Medical research

Mouse studies find sugar-free energy drinks just as harmful

Two Curtin research studies have found the excessive consumption of energy drinks, even sugar-free varieties, can cause significant damage to brain cells and increase the risks of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A greater need for grief support due to COVID-19

Curtin University research has found people grieving a COVID-related death would benefit from timely support and care to reduce the high risk of experiencing problems in important areas of everyday life.

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