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
- Diabetes – TB link found in Australia
A 20-year study by James Cook University scientists has found a strong link between diabetes and tuberculosis in tropical Australia.
- JCU’s student boost
JCU has recorded a boost in the number of people choosing the University as their first preference for study in second semester, nearly triple the sector average in Queensland.
- Turtle nests at risk from rising sea levels
An experiment led by scientists from James Cook University has shown that rising sea levels are a threat to the survival of sea turtles.
- Why offspring cope better with climate change – it’s all in the genes!
In a world first study, researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University have unlocked the genetic mystery of why some species are able to adjust to warming oceans.
- JCU’s national search for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academic leader begins
James Cook University has begun a national search for an Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academic leader, as part of a significant boost to JCU’s Indigenous teaching, research and student support.