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Curtin University of Technology

Curtin University of Technology is a technology focus university with its main campus at Bentley, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. It commenced operations with its current name in 1986,

Curtin University of Technology is Western Australia's largest university with over 31,000 students, nearly 11,000 of those offshore.

Its name is taken from the former Prime Minister of Australia, John Curtin.

Formerly the university was known as the Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT).

WAIT was created in 1966. Its nucleus comprised the tertiary programs formerly conducted in the Perth Technical College which opened in 1900. In 1969 three more institutions were merged with WAIT: The W.A. School of Mines (originally opened in 1902), the Muresk Agricultural College (dating from 1926) and schools of physiotherapy and occupational therapy in operation since the 1950s.

Curtins other campuses are Kalgoorlie, Muresk and Miri.

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