We have a strong commitment to international engagement with Australia's third largest international student population. We maintain a campus in Sarawak, Malaysia while also conducting face-to-face teaching in a number of countries. This cultural diversity adds a rich and valuable dimension to our campus atmosphere and also prepares our graduates to live and work in an increasingly global environment.
We have a long standing commitment to indigenous education and culture and have the highest enrolment of Indigenous Australians of any university in the country. Our Centre for Aboriginal Studies is recognised as a national leader in its field and we were the first university in Australia to sign a Statement of Reconciliation.
Curtin is also fundamentally committed to providing regional education within Western Australia through campuses and education centres spread across the state including Esperance, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Margaret River, Northam, Port Hedland and Albany. We also have a campus in Sydney.
We are widely recognised for the practical and applied nature of our courses, which equip graduates with essential skills through exposure to industry and business, and our research, which focuses on solving real world problems. This combination enables our graduates to be effective in the workplace immediately upon graduation.
As part of this approach, Curtin has always fostered successful partnerships with industry, business and government to enhance the quality of our scholarship, teaching and research. We will continue to develop existing partnerships and to establish new ones in areas relevant to our research and teaching.
The town of Northam, 96km north-east of Perth in the Avon Valley, is the site of Curtin's 1,738 hectare Muresk Farm. Opened as a teaching facility in 1926, Muresk Farm is unique compared to most other agricultural and agribusiness teaching centres in Australia, in that it's a profitable farm run along commercial lines. This provides hands-on learning and a chance to tackle the real-world problems of a commercial farm. Courses are offered in the disciplines of agribusiness, applied biosciences and environmental biology.
The campus features modern lecture theatres, computer labs, a swimming pool and 3.5 star, self-catered student accommodation.