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.
James Cook University latest news
’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. …
A long-standing mystery about the geological evolution of the Australian continent could be solved by a new research project.
researchers will examine the structure of the Great Artesian Basin – Australia’s most important onshore reservoir for groundwater and hydrocarbon resources.
JCU’s Associate Professor Carl Spandler; Head of Geoscience, Associate Professor Eric Roberts; Emeritus Professor Bob Henderson, and Associate Professor Tony Kemp from the University of Western Australia will undertake the three-year research project, …
The prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings has ranked JCU 201-250 out of 1102 institutions worldwide.
It’s a significant improvement on last year’s THE ranking, which placed JCU in the top 251-300 of the world’s leading research universities.
has also improved its ranking compared to other Australian universities. JCU is ranked joint 9th of the 35 Australian universities that were selected for this year’s ranking, …
Professor Louis Schofield, Director of the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) at (JCU) in North Queensland has received a $2.8M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to pursue the pre-clinical development of a vaccine aimed at the goal of malaria eradication.
The research will be conducted in collaboration with researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, and other colleagues and institutions in the USA. …
The Times Higher Education (THE) has released its 150 Under 50 Rankings for 2016. It ranks the top 150 universities under 50 years old, and places JCU at 38th place.
’s achievements and potential have been recognised, with a respected global rankings organisation placing JCU in the top 50 universities under 50 years old.
’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Sandra Harding said JCU’s inclusion is very pleasing.
“As the THE explains, …