Curtin Malaysia stands proud today as Curtin University’s largest international campus and global hub in Asia. With a campus spread across 1,200 acres, it is also the largest Australian international campus in the world.
In 1998, Curtin University was invited by the Sarawak State Government to establish a branch campus in Sarawak.
Many notable people, both in Sarawak and Western Australia, were involved in the setting up of Curtin Malaysia. They included then Minister of Education Dato Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Chief Minister Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam and the late Harry Perkins AM, former Chancellor of Curtin University, as well as members of the various councils and working committees formed to make the campus a reality. These men and women of vision came together to fulfill the dream of a higher education institution in Miri.
The key organisational milestones in our subsequent journey to becoming Curtin’s largest international campus and global hub in Asia, in addition to being one of the leading tertiary institutions in Malaysia, are included below.
Throughout 2019, we will be adding additional timelines to explore Curtin Malaysia’s evolution in more depth, including specific information relating to our teaching and research activities, our social journey, the changing student experience, our campus evolution and expansion, and our strengthening global focus.