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
- Drug research targets fatal artery weakness
James Cook University scientists have been awarded more than $1.3 million to study a deadly condition that kills about 1000 Australians without warning every year.
- JCU promotes learning and teaching thanks to grants
JCU has been awarded more than $600,000 in the latest round of grants from the Federal Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT).
- You are what you eat – if you’re a coral reef fish
In a world first study, researchers have found a coral-eating fish that disguises its smell to hide from predators.
- Confusion over safety as quad bike toll rises
New research from James Cook University reveals farmers and pastoralists are confused about quad bike safety, while most manufacturers are resistant to adding safety features to their bikes.
- Rare tree carvings under threat
James Cook University archaeologists believe Aboriginal tree carvings in Far North Queensland are as rare as the Giant Panda - and just as endangered.