James Cook University 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.
 

Research news from JCU

  • JCU in major study with Saudi University
    James Cook University and a major Saudi Arabian university have kicked off a three-year joint study that could take climate change research into completely new territory. Professor Cinner, a Chief Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, is one of five distinguished scientists from around the world to receive a prestigious Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation this year.
  • JCU in major study with Saudi University
    James Cook University and a major Saudi Arabian university have kicked off a three-year joint study that could take climate change research into completely new territory.
  • Chinese students at special risk of problem gambling
    JCU researchers have found Chinese international students have unique risk factors that predispose them to problem gambling.
  • Coastal councils behind on climate change preparations
    In the first study of its kind in Australia, a James Cook University researcher has discovered major holes in local government preparations for climate change.
  • Concern over skin whitener marketing
    A study led by a JCU marketing expert has raised concerns over the ethics of the marketing of skin-whitening products, widely available in Australia.
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