Key details
Type of institution
University
Year established
1961
Total students
18,291
On campus accomodation
Available
About
James Cook University is a public university in North Queensland, Australia. The second oldest university in Queensland, JCU is a teaching and research institution.
James Cook University is placed in the top 2% of universities in the world and ranks among the top 30 modern universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (50 under 50, 2018). The institution is research led and a pioneer in its focus on the tropics. The institution places an emphasis on developing students who will become graduates that make a positive impact on society in a wide range of spheres.
The universitys main campuses are located in the tropical cities of Cairns and Townsville, and one in the city state of Singapore. JCU also has study centres in Mount Isa, Mackay, Thursday Island and Rockhampton. A Brisbane campus, operated by Russo Higher Education, delivers undergraduate and postgraduate courses to international and domestic students. The universitys main fields of research include environmental sciences, biological sciences, mathematical sciences, earth sciences, agricultural and veterinary sciences, technology and medical and health sciences. globe icon Visit Website
Rankings
462 301 - 400 201
Accreditations
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Campuses

Brisbane Campus - James Cook University

349 Queen Street Brisbane CBD 4000

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Cairns Campus - James Cook University

14-88 McGregor Road Smithfield, Cairns, Queensland LD 4878

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Townsville Campus - James Cook University

1 James Cook Drive Douglas, Townsville, Queensland 4811

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