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
- Students seek help from those with chronic disease
JCU is seeking volunteers who have been diagnosed with a chronic disease to participate in a project to help Exercise Physiology students develop their clinical skills.
- AITHM research growing in Cairns
Research facilities at James Cook University in Cairns are set to expand, with plans for a new research building for the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) as well as a refit of some existing research facilities.
- JCU helps revitalise Townsville’s CBD
JCU is expanding into Townsville's CBD, opening a teaching and student services centre in the heart of the city.
- Helping save African wild dogs through fertility
As part of an international collaboration, a JCU researcher has developed a mobile fertility clinic designed to help save the critically endangered African wild dog.
- Invasive flatworm discovered in Europe for the first time
One of the world’s most invasive pest species, the Platydemus manokwari, has been discovered in France and may have come from one of the island nations in the Pacific region, a JCU researcher has found.