Humanities at Curtin continues to connect with and build international partnerships, providing students and researchers with many industry-aligned opportunities while gaining an international perspective.
School of Design and Built Environment
The CIOB Global Student Challenge is an international construction business challenge supported by MERIT open to all students studying bachelor degree level courses in the built environment or related field. The challenge aims to identify and shape the construction leaders of tomorrow. In 2015, our team was shortlisted and travelled to Hong Kong to participate in the finals.
Lakhnu Sustainable Rural Development Project, India Collaboration with IREAD (Indian Rural Education and Development)
A project team comprising of key researchers at Curtin University and local non-government organisation IREAD (Indian Rural Education and Development) have been engaging with an Indian village since 2009 to empower the local community at Lakhnu while developing a model of the best practice in research and teaching.
Since then extensive primary and secondary research has been undertaken both to gain a holistic understanding of the issues that Lakhnu face as a developing rural village and how these can be alleviated.
LIVEABILITY international symposium, Vietnam Bringing together international design experts, educators and practitioners
Our academics hosted a symposium in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, bringing together international design experts, educators and practitioners to discuss the challenge of developing liveable cities through architecture.
School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry
The China Australia Writing Centre is a collaboration between Curtin and Fudan University. The Centre will focus on enabling, promoting, and studying new writing in China and Australia, with the specific aim of using cultural exchange and translation (in its broadest sense) to advance the production of creative, historical, and expository writing, and the development of innovative writing practices.
The Digital China Lab brokers knowledge transfers and facilitates trans-disciplinary research collaboration in digital media and creative industries, journalism, creative writing and e-publishing, digital health services, digital design, visualisation, and digitally enabled learning technologies.
It produces customised intelligence on hotspots, trends, policies, markets, key players and potential international partner. This initiative draws upon experts in Chinese culture and digital media at Curtin University as well as an established network of local and international scholars in the Creative Transformations Asia group.
Our creative writing students and professional writing and publishing students have developed a student anthology, called Edge to Edge: Writing About Place, in collaboration with students and staff from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.
A small group of professional writing and publishing students then edited the work and liaised with the designer and printer under the supervision of our tutors.