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Life in the tropics

One of the world's leading institutions focusing on the tropics, Australia's James Cook University is surrounded by the spectacular ecosystems of the rainforests of the Wet tropics, the dry savannahs, and the iconic Great Barrier Reef. Our unique location enables students from Australia and overseas to study in a diverse physical environment unparalleled by any university in the world.

Our employees come from many backgrounds, promoting a rich cultural and experiential diversity on campus.  We recognise our special obligation to be relevant to our own region and have forged close linkages into the economy and social fabric of northern Queensland.

An international University as reflected in our people, our places, and our research, we take quiet pride in being recognised as a leading tertiary institution in Australia, our Asia-Pacific region and among the universities of the world.

Life in the tropics