Named after the British explorer Captain James Cook, James Cook University is Australia’s leading tropical research university and Queensland’s second oldest university offering excellence in teaching and research. Our main campuses are based in the vibrant coastal northern Queensland cities of Townsville and Cairns, offering students a unique, safe and friendly study environment. This remarkable region has over a million visitors come each year to experience two World Heritage-listed natural wonders: the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforests. JCU offers a comprehensive selection of exciting and career-relevant courses at undergraduate, postgraduate (coursework and research) and short term/semester level. This unique study experience in the “Real Australia” allows you to experience a true Australian lifestyle, culture, and affordable cost of living, with a more personalized teaching environment. Many courses also include practical, hands-on experience. Over 19,000 students including over 5,000 international students from over 100 nationalities currently study with JCU.The University conducts nationally significant and internationally recognized research in areas such as marine sciences, biodiversity, tropical ecology and environments, global warming, tourism, and tropical medicine and public health care in under-served populations.
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A frog researcher whose ground-breaking discoveries at solved the mystery of a disease killing frogs around the world has won one of Australia’s most prestigious science prizes.
JCU adjunct Dr Lee Berger, based within the One Health Research Group (a multi-institutional collaborative research group), has been awarded one of the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science: the $50,000 Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year.
Through her PhD research, Lee Berger discovered chytridiomycosis – …
has bolstered its standing as a world-class research university, with an authoritative global ranking listing the University in the top 300 of the world’s universities.
The 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has been released today by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy and ranks JCU in the top 201-300 group of universities.
JCU is one of only 15 Australian universities to be ranked in the top 300 of the world’s universities.
JCU Vice Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding said the ranking is a terrific result and reflects the very high standard of research undertaken by the University. …
has rocketed up a key global ranking of ‘young’ universities, with JCU now ranked 28th of the world’s universities aged 50 years or under.
The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings list the world’s best universities that have been operating for up to 50 years. The 2018 ranking compares 250 institutions from 55 countries.
For the past two years, JCU has been ranked 38th in this category, but has now climbed 10 places to 28th spot. …
Officially opened by the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon. Matthew Canavan, this is the second building on campus devoted to the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM).
Vice Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding said the building would enable AITHM’s 53 staff and 32 postgraduate students in Cairns to expand their work and training.
“We’re proud to have not just some of the world’s leading researchers working here, …
’s landmark The Science Place building has become the first educational building in Australia to achieve a prestigious LEED® Gold rating for its environmentally sustainable design.
The innovative $85M building at JCU’s Douglas campus is also the first LEED Gold Certified building rated for its construction in Queensland*.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world, and is devised by the Unites States Green Building Council to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage sustainable design. …