Located in the heart of the city, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre is a state-of-the-art facility and Western Australia's only purpose-built convention, exhibition and meeting venue, housing some of the most advanced technical facilities and communications. I was attending a Curtin University graduation that was taking place there as a guest and it was good to see it being used for this very special event.
Curtin University, (formerly known as Curtin University of Technology) is a research intensive public university based in Perth, Western Australia. Named after the former Prime Minister of Australia John Curtin, it is also the largest University in Western Australia.
Curtin was conferred University status after the legislation was passed by the State Government of Western Australia in 1986. Since then, the University has been actively expanding its global presence and currently has campuses in Sydney, Singapore and Malaysia Sarawak. Being a leading global insittution, it has forged close ties with 90 exchange universities in more than 20 countries.
The University comprises of 5 main faculties with over 95 specialists centres.Curtin is one of only two Western Australian universities to rank in the prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong Annual Ranking of World Universities (2011). It is also one of the two Western Australian universities to rank in the Times Higher Education's 2011-2012 world university rankings. Curtin's Chemical Engineering program ranks amongst the best 100 in the world in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings in 2011.
The graduation ceremony was excellent and very well attended. An Aboriginal dance troupe performed a welcome dance for the ceremony and it was closed beautifully by a musical trio of University students.
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