JCU is located in Townsville and Cairns, central to the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropical Rainforests World Heritage Areas, and at the gateway to the world class mineral fields of north-eastern Australia, Papua New Guinea and the West Pacific.

The school is proud of its multi-disciplinary approach, its international outlook, and its extensive network of collaborations with private and government organisations, linked to a strong research tradition and a dynamic learning environment.

These attributes ensure that the School is a major contributor to the University’s reputation and listing in the TOP 4% of the World's Universities, and an important factor in our success in producing informed, effective and skilled graduates.

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  • "Bum breathing" turtle heading for trouble
    A James Cook University researcher is calling for greater protection for a critically endangered turtle that’s best known for its ability to breathe through its backside.