Curtin University courses and instructors

Curtin University is a vibrant, international organisation, future focused and committed to making tomorrow better. It strives to be an international leader in research and education, changing minds, changing lives and changing the world. You will receive a challenging and rewarding education that is relevant to current careers and workplaces.

Curtin University is a vibrant, international organisation, future focused and committed to making tomorrow better. It strives to be an international leader in research and education, changing minds, changing lives and changing the world. You will receive a challenging and rewarding education that is relevant to current careers and workplaces.

The University was founded in Perth, Western Australia in 1986, taking its name from the influential and widely revered former Prime Minister of Australia, John Curtin. His philosophy, to “look ever forward,” continues to be embraced by the University, his words inspiring its teaching and research, and breathing a culture of innovation through staff and students.

Curtin is the largest and most preferred university in Western Australia, with more than 50,000 students spread across 16 different locations, including campuses in Sydney, Singapore and East Malaysia. It is one of only two Western Australian universities to rank in the prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong Annual Ranking of World Universities (2012) and the Times Higher Education’s 2011-12 world university rankings.

Curtin is widely recognised for its commitment to high-impact research and conducts research activities in areas such as radio astronomy, building information modelling, spatial sciences, health, economics and sustainable development.

The Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA) focuses on technological advances and is involved in the highly anticipated Square Kilometre Array, a global science and engineering project to build the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope. The SKA project aims to address unanswered questions about our Universe including how the first stars and galaxies were formed, the role of magnetism in the cosmos, the nature of gravity and the search for life beyond Earth. The CIRA is also involved in the Murchison Widefield Array, as well as in investigative studies of active galactic nuclei and radio galaxies, transient radio phenomena and pulsars.

Curtin University Instructors (1)

  • Dr. John Morgan

    John is a researcher and lecturer at Curtin University.

    John is a researcher and lecturer at Curtin University. Curtin University's astronomy research is highly focussed on the international effort to build the most powerful radio telescope ever: the Square Kilometre Array.

    In addition to his research, John also teaches introductory astronomy. He has a strong background in science communication and is passionate about making his subject accessible to everyone.

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