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Research in the humanities is increasingly important as the world experiences a shift to digital technology and rapid advances in health and science raise social questions and concerns around ethics, culture and rights.

Curtin’s strong partnerships with industry, business and government ensure our research is aligned with solving real problems experienced locally, nationally and globally.

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Our research priorities

Our research priorities are centred on 12 overarching themes, designed to leverage our specific expertise to deliver research that effects change.

Higher degrees by research

We offer a range of research degrees designed to foster new knowledge in disciplines relevant to the humanities.

Our partners and projects 

Partnerships play a crucial role in delivering high-impact research that benefits industry, community and government, both nationally and internationally.

Centres, institutes and research groups

Curtin hosts a number of nationally and internationally renowned research centres, institutes and groups.

Black Swan Press

Publishing company Black Swan Press sits within Curtin’s Faculty of Humanities and publishes academic titles in both print and digital formats.