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.
Research news from JCU
- Work on barren soil may bear fruit
Australian and Chinese scientists have made significant progress in determining what causes soil acidification – a discovery that could assist in turning back the clock on degraded croplands.
- Women needed for research into post-menopause
A JCU researcher is undertaking research into the exercise and lifestyle of post-menopausal women and is seeking participants for her study.
- Lendlease to build JCU’s landmark ‘The Science Place’
JCU’s landmark ‘The Science Place’ project is one step closer, with the announcement of the construction company that will build the $85 million joint teaching and research facility on the University’s Townsville campus.
- Fish go deep to beat the heat
A James Cook University study shows fish retreat to deeper water to escape the heat, a finding that throws light on what to expect if predictions of ocean warming come to pass.
- Top Australian authors shortlisted
The finalists for one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious literary awards have been announced by the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies