Look Ever Forward

“The great University should find its heroes in the present; its hope in the future; it should look ever forward; for it the past should be but a preparation for the greater days to be”.

John Curtin, ‘The Views of Labour’, West Australian, 16 April 1932.

As we celebrate our innovations of the past 50 years, we continue to look to the future. Read about our latest research and our innovative spaces, experiences and people.

  • Helium dating breakthrough

    Revealing the secrets of helium Curtin University researchers have made a major breakthrough by showing where helium atoms are trapped within individual mineral grains, providing information that can help to determine the geological history of the Earth’s crust and assist in monitoring natural hazards like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The researchers, led by Professor Brent McInnes […]

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  • From Great Depths 3D

    Award-winning 3D underwater film HMAS Sydney (II) - inverted bow section. Image courtesy Curtin University and WA Museum. Copyright WA Museum. A 3D video experience featuring extraordinary underwater images of two historic shipwrecks obtained by Curtin University and the Western Australian Museum has won the Best-of-Show Live Action Category at an international conference honouring 3D […]

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  • Building 304 (Centre for Crop and Disease Management)

    Fighting crop disease with research. (Photo credit: Alana Blowfield) A new $46 million agriculture research facility will be pivotal in helping the Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM) – a national research centre co-supported by Curtin and the Grains Research and Development Corporation – reach its goal of reducing the economic impact of crop […]

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  • Conrad Liveris

    Bridging gaps in diversity. Conrad Liveris is changing the nature of the Australian workforce by providing advice and research on the economic and political benefits of diversity. Just 23-years-old, the Master of Commerce graduate has already worked with a number of decision-makers in business and government to oversee the development of policies and programs that […]

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  • Curtin Connect

    Unifying our student services. Innovation doesn’t always have to refer to the creation of something new – it can also refer to the improvement of an existing space. Expected to open in 2017, the Curtin Connect project will create a one-stop-shop for any enquiries that future or current university students may have. The dynamic hub will […]

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  • Dr Nina Schuback

    Taking part in a world-first scientific voyage. Curtin is a university with a strong reputation for innovative research that makes a difference. One of our researchers, Dr Nina Schuback, will join an elite team of scientists who will head out on the first international scientific expedition to fully circumnavigate Antarctica to measure the impact of […]

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  • Greater Curtin

    Creating a city of innovation. All over the world, there are examples of communities and cities that have developed around thriving universities. At Curtin, we've decided to transform our Bentley Campus and surrounding areas to create “Greater Curtin”: a city of innovation unlike any other in Western Australia where arts and culture will meet […]

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  • MicroMasters in Human Rights

    A new way to study. Curtin's MicroMasters program in Human Rights is the only one of its kind in Western Australia. MicroMasters programs are delivered via the edX online learning platform and designed to expand your career opportunities and provide an accelerated pathway to a master degree at Curtin. Commencing in January 2017, the program allows you to complete three online […]

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  • NASA Internship

    Designing folding robots for NASA. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at NASA? Well, fourth year Curtin University mechatronics student Chris Norman can tell you. Norman was chosen out of a pool of 24 students to go on a six month research internship with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. The […]

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  • Nick Maisey

    No stranger to friendship. Occupational therapy graduate Nick Maisey is attempting to tackle the global issue of social connectedness, one person at a time. While studying at Curtin University, he was forwarded an email by a coordinator that opened his eyes to how difficult it can be to get socially connected. In it, a young […]

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  • Dr Kate Raynes-Goldie

    Unusual suspect changing the game. Dr Kate Raynes-Goldie has made a name and a home for herself in the Australian games industry, as an acclaimed game designer, diversity expert and advocate, educator and innovator. Holding a BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Semiotics from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Internet Studies from […]

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  • NASA – SSERVI Partnership

    In on the ground floor of space exploration. Curtin is now a part of NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute. Their goal is to aid in research, technical and scientific analysis, to train the next generation of scientific explorers and advance human exploration of the solar system through scientific discovery. Professor Phil Bland, a […]

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  • Nic Brunsdon

    Designing a great city. A cascading water pavilion, an ‘armadilllo’ shell that becomes a pop-up kiosk and sheds for early-career start ups set around a common green are just a few of the forward-thinking designs conceived by creative Curtin architecture graduate, Nic Brunsdon. As the winner of both the National Emerging Architect Prize and […]

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  • Alex Frankcombe

    Feeding ideas with SOUP. Soup can warm the heart from the outside in, and by providing the perfect recipe for creativity; not-for-profit organisation SOUP is feeding the soul of the community. SOUP pours benefits into a community through hosting meals where up to four people can pitch ideas for small-to-medium creative community projects. After […]

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  • Ashley Barron

    For the love of light. Film and Television graduate Ashley Barron has travelled the world pursuing her passion and profession of cinematography. It was through a fellow student at Curtin where she first discovered her love for the medium, and it was her hunger to learn and flourish that led her to Hollywood. In […]

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  • Raoul Marks

    True Creative. If you’ve ever wondered who created the striking titles sequence of the television series, True Detective, then look no further than Raoul Marks. A talented multimedia design graduate, Marks’ unique visual style is an multilayered as his career, which has seen him design for publications, films, advertisements and computer games including The […]

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  • Exoskeleton Robotic Finger Orthosis (Dr Lei Cui)

    A technical innovation with a human touch. After doctors operate on a finger tendon, specialists apply a splint so unwanted movement doesn’t damage the repairs. However, to return to normal, healthy motion, the finger will gradually need to start moving. Curtin’s Dr Lei Cui has designed a splint that immobilises fingers as long as […]

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  • Cool Fusions

    Fusing technology with fashion. Cool Fusions, an industry leading collaboration between Curtin University and Perth start-up ArmaCool, is utilising an innovative fabric called CoolCore which manages moisture from your body into a cooling system allowing you to perform to the best of your ability. CoolCore has the capability to cool down athletes up […]

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