James Cook University (JCU) is a leader in research addressing the critical challenges facing the tropics, world-wide. 

A defining feature of JCU is its tropical location and its research excellence in disciplines of particular relevance to the tropics. As a comprehensive university in the tropics, JCU is well placed to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations to meet these challenges.



JCU Research News

  • Rare Australian dolphin found in PNG waters
    New findings by a James Cook University researcher have confirmed that the recently discovered Australian snubfin dolphin is also found in waters off southern Papua New Guinea.
  • Southern Surveyor: Stories from onboard Australia’s ocean research vessel
    Over the course of a year, one of Australia’s best non-fiction writers Michael Veitch, interviewed the men and women who worked onboard CSIRO’s Marine National Facility research vessel Southern Surveyor, to produce an engaging and sometimes dramatic account of their adventures.
  • New weapon against the reef eaters
    James Cook University scientists have made a breakthrough in the war against Crown of Thorns Starfish (CoTS). A new paper shows injecting the coral-eating pest with simple household vinegar kills it just as effectively as the current drug, which can be expensive and difficult to source.
  • JCU dental graduates top in the bush
    James Cook University’s dental school is leading the pack in terms of graduates working in rural and remote areas, according to new Queensland Health figures.
  • JCU’s teaching excellence recognised
    The quality of James Cook University’s teaching has again been recognised with the University winning prestigious national teaching and learning awards.