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
- New centre to help close the gap
JCU has announced plans to establish a new centre that will improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and build on the University’s excellence in teaching and research related to Indigenous issues.
- JCU takes out second national FameLab with allergies talk
James Cook University’s Dr Sandip Kamath has been named the Australian national winner of FameLab 2015.
- Baby flatback turtles fight currents to stay in the Great Barrier Reef
New research from James Cook University has provided fascinating insights into the lives of baby turtles on the Great Barrier Reef. The researchers have discovered one of the reasons no flatback turtle from Eastern Australia has been found outside the confines of Australia’s continental shelf for at least 50 years.
- Breeding program takes pressure off coral reefs
Scientists from James Cook University have made a breakthrough in the breeding and raising of saltwater aquarium fish and crustaceans that will take the pressure off hard-pressed coral reef populations.
- Tropical research institute welcomes funding for health and medicine in northern Australia
The Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) at James Cook University welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement of $15.4 million funding for tropical health research.