James Cook University
One of the world's leading institutions focusing on the tropics, Australia's James Cook University is surrounded by the spectacular ecosystems of the rainforests of the Wet tropics, the dry savannahs, and the iconic Great Barrier Reef. Their unique location enables students from Australia and overseas to study in a diverse physical environment unparalleled by any university in the world.
Born for the tropics
Ranked in the top 2 percent of the world's tertiary institutions by the respected Academic Ranking of World Universities produced by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, James Cook University is dedicated to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide, through graduates and discoveries that make a difference.
Dedicated to research
The University conducts nationally significant and internationally recognised 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.
A comprehensive university
Since their establishment in 1970, they have expanded into a multi-campus institution with their main campuses in the tropical cities of Cairns, Singapore and Townsville, with smaller study centres in Mount Isa, Thursday Island and Mackay. They also have a campus in Brisbane, operated by Russo Higher Education.
Their students come from many backgrounds, promoting a rich cultural and experiential diversity on campus. Their undergraduate and postgraduate courses span the Arts, Biomedical Sciences, Business, Creative Media, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Healthcare Sciences, Information Technology, Law, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy, Planning, Psychological Science, Science, Social Work, Sustainability and Veterinary Science. They aim to give graduates the qualifications and skills they need for the global workforce.
They also recognise their special obligation to be relevant to their own region and have forged close linkages into the economy and social fabric of the northern Queensland. They are dedicated to ensuring that their teaching, learning and research is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.See more