The Western Australian School of Mines has been awarded top honours in geology and geochemistry in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia results.
WASM received a ranking of five for both departments, the highest recognition possible, recognising the institution as a world-class facility.
It was also awarded a four in geophysics and a three in research engineering.
These results were revealed at the Minerals Museum on Friday night, when a function was held to mark the museum’s 105th anniversary.
Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Jeanette Hacket said she was very proud of the results and thanked the Kalgoorlie-Boulder campus staff for their outstanding work.