Research Division About the Research Division

About the Research Division

The Research Division plays a pivotal role in the University by providing leadership to the direction of research, developing and implementing research policy, identifying and fostering research strength, and promoting and coordinating collaboration with government, industry, publicly funded research agencies and universities.

The Division has strategic oversight of the University Research Institutes and collaborative entities including

  • The Cairns Institute
  • Australian Institute of Tropical health and Medicine
  • TropWATER – Tropical Water and Aquatic System Research
  • Australian Tropical Herbarium
  • ARC Centre of Excellence for Indigenous and Environmental Histories and Futures

The Division also supports JCU’s scholarly research activities, providing a wide range of research services to staff including:

JCU research aligns to four major themes:

  • Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
  • Industries and Economies in the Tropics
  • Peoples and Societies in the Tropics
  • Tropical Health, Medicine and Biosecurity

JCU is committed to:

  • A research intensive, regionally based university with a distinctive location of global significance
  • A unique focus on research that builds a brighter future for life in the tropics
  • A commitment to research of relevance to regional industries and communities, and
  • A commitment to rural, remote and Indigenous communities.