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3,760 new places at JCU

Baby fish feeling the heat

Death of Prof Bob Carter

Documenting an Amazon language

JCU research has legs

JCU scientists are mangrove CHAMPs

JCU team rate cyclone protection barrier

JCU works on sugar crop prediction

Living fossils and rare corals revealed in the deep Coral Sea

Love Hertz

Missing snakes alive and well

Mums linked to eating disorders in Asian young adults

New grant expands JCU hookworm treatment

Scientists find some thrive in acid seas

Survey shows Aussies’ love and concern for their Great Barrier Reef

Tough times for the tree of life on coral reefs

Trade opportunities aplenty in the North

Weather-worn lizards might adapt to new climates

Wired society speeds up brains … and time

‘Twilight zone’ fish swim silently with forked tails


Ban on cobalt doping recommended

Gaps in reporting leave turtles vulnerable

JCU boosts Townsville’s economy

JCU seeks investors for private hospital

JCU statement

Kicking up the heels at JCU before hitting the books

Lunchtime seminar: Beyond zero emissions

Motorboat noise gives predators a deadly advantage

New students prepare for uni life

On the hook: sustainable fishing in PNG

Public lecture: how eclipses changed Kate’s career orbit

Revolutionary medical app to save lives

Shark research produces the unexpected

Students quickly saying ‘yes’ to JCU offers

Trust me: trust is the key to good relationships

Why did Australia's megafauna become extinct?


'Homing turtles' go back to familiar grounds

Cairns welcomes Pacific scholars

Coral Bleaching Taskforce documents most severe bleaching on record

Eastern quolls finally return to the mainland

Fish farm innovator receives national award

Food Innovation Forum

JCU backs a local champion

JCU City campus turns one and plans to expand

JCU enhances health services in Longreach

JCU professor honoured as a Fulbright Ambassador

Lizards keep their cool

National Coral Bleaching Taskforce keeping a close watch on the Reef

Scientist witnesses severe coral bleaching

Shark babies remain strong in future acidic oceans

Students celebrate gowning glory

Top Indigenous scholar joins JCU

Tropical focus for JCU’s new Chancellor

Vibration exercise effects examined


AITHM’s world leading researchers take aim at eradicating Malaria

Baby fish breathe easier

Citizen scientist discovers rare mangrove species

Congratulations to our local champ!

Explore careers options at the JCU Futures Expo

Flying high with algae

Forest giants at risk

Great Barrier Reef risks losing tolerance to bleaching events

Help develop a plan to manage precious mangroves

Hi-tech opens up Earth's secrets

How the climate will change your diet

JCU academic flying high

JCU Futures Expo – exclusive accommodation offer for Mackay students

JCU in the top 50 of the world’s universities under 50 years

JCU scientists develop the first 'pharmalogical' tourniquet

JCU welcomes QLD Govt Ideas Market co-investment

National Coral Taskforce unleashes an armada of experts

Only 7% of the Great Barrier Reef has avoided coral bleaching

Push for International Day of Tropics gathers pace

QCoal supports Mackay medical student

Scientists make good ants go bad

Students encouraged into digital careers

Which butterfly is in your backyard?

Wrigglers, the reef and cyclone readiness – JCU’s Advance Queensland Fellows


A welcome shot in the arm for malaria research

Brain scans show ADHD not all in the mind

Coal shipping threat to Great Barrier Reef

Coral death toll climbs on Great Barrier Reef

Federal election last chance for the reef - JCU scientists

From TI to Toronto for better diabetes care

International recognition for JCU’s strength and conditioning

JCU IT internships produce real results

JCU to open Cairns City Campus

JCU’s Singapore campus achieves University status

Large-scale mangrove dieback 'unprecedented'

Mediation training

New front opens in fight against MS

Research leader wins top science honour

Restoring Australia’s lost shellfish reefs

Sportfishing hub opens in PNG

Supergeeks - get ready to innovate!

The battle of the underwater robots

Young Einsteins explore maths at JCU


$480b tropical infrastructure deficit by 2030: Inaugural International Tropics Day highlights northern Australia export opportunities

A welcome boost for yellow crazy research

Bright spots shine light on the future of coral reefs

Championing the return of the front verandah

Forum on native title and northern development

Good bacteria vital to coral reef survival

JCU announces groundbreaking environment course

JCU Indigenous students receive boost from Arrow

JCU welcomes ATMAC commitment

JCU welcomes Cairns Innovation Centre commitment

La Niña set to bring winter rain

Let’s celebrate the International Day of the Tropics

Mobile phones to help fight diabetes and TB in PNG

New thinking needed on environmental campaigns

Simple step of system repair breathes new life into threatened wetlands

Stress hormone link with psychosis

Students help revitalise Collinsville

The world’s oldest farmers

Underwater rodeo tracks shark energy

Which animals will cope with climate change droughts?


AITHM ready to respond to findings of black lung review

Award-winning author explores the ‘Empty North’

Championship-winning partnership extended for JCU Townsville Fire

Conservation scientists help fish catch a break

Drug residues brought to light

How much do grandparents matter?

Huge mangrove dieback confirmed by surveys

JCU academic pursues Olympic dreams

JCU professor assumes medical leadership role

JCU researchers set sights on uni bullying

Learning’s all in the family

Less fertiliser good news for the reef

New partnership boosts career prospects of QLD students

New weekly uni offers being snapped up

Students learn ‘on the job’ at Glencore

Study looks at program for Defence Force kids


Come one, come all, to JCU’s Open Day

Exciting next step for AITHM Cairns

Hammerhead sharks use 'side-stroke'

Healthcare costs are bad medicine

Hi-tech test to find elusive sawfish

Hiding in plain sight

JCU and museum hire new scientists

JCU expands to Rockhampton

JCU Nursing’s record enrolments

JCU’s global ranking success

JCU’s Queensland distinction

JCU’s winning duo

Mix of marine zones matters most for prey fish

New map shows alarming growth of the human footprint

Sculpture reflects future endeavour

Southern turtle spotters wanted

Survivors stick together

Top award for JCU professor

Tracking sediment from catchment to the reef

Turtle Health Research Facility launched

University Private Hospital powers ahead


A shared future for JCU and UPNG

Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story

Battle of the Icons 2016: JCU vs. Army

Celebrating JCU’s Outstanding Alumni

Discover Townsville’s next entrepreneurs!

Diverse speakers headline TEDx JCU Cairns

Genes could get the jump on cane toads

Incubating climate change research

JCU Nursing students set to strengthen skills in Indonesia

JCU to help uncover Australia’s human and environmental history

JCU’s global ranking success

Pet database launched

Shoal-mates soothe stressed fish

Solving the riddle of Australia's colonisation

Survey to uncover mystery of social media shyness

Talking tax in Cairns

Teaching excellence recognised

The sky’s the limit for JCU IT students

Tough times ahead for eucalypts

World wilderness lost


Burn-offs benefit bettong

Cane toads make long-distance calls for love

Clever fish play it cool

Cutting food waste threat to animals

Injury hurts men’s wallets

JCU researcher named in top dozen of female scientists

JCU study links drownings and alcohol

JCU’s Townsville City Campus expands

Modern roof shapes tested against big blows

New frontier in tropical health and medicine research

Public lecture on a lost coastline

Scientists assess bleaching damage on Great Barrier Reef

Time nearly up for tiny frog

Tiny ant brains achieve much

Top Australian literary award announced

Two decades of work sees horror disease defeated

Worms fight the wheeze


Feed the world

Indigenous rangers track huge mangrove dieback

Innocent athletes punished for doping

JCU Cairns expands with on-campus accommodation

JCU Grad wins top photo competition

JCU Professor named in research elite

JCU Professor’s extraordinary career recognised

JCU students help combat homelessness in Cairns

Life and death following Great Barrier Reef bleaching

Mass interest in mass extinction

More flexibility in revamped law degree

Prawns and eggs may be back on the table for kids

QCoal scholarship on offer to help with science studies

Quest to end nurse bullying

Students gaining valuable experience to be work-ready

Waste to wealth

‘Bright spots’ to shine new light on coral reef fisheries


$7M JCU accommodation revamp boosts Townsville’s economy

AITHM researchers put preventive health back on the agenda by tackling smoking in Indigenous communities

AITHM researchers to investigate full cost of stillbirth

Coral Reef scientist among Nature’s top 10 ‘researchers who mattered’

Dolphin tourism floundering

Healthy futures graduating today

JCU helps students kick-start the innovation agenda

JCU joins Australian effort to crack the brain’s code

JCU team ensures stadium roof safety

JCU Vet Science students are working in Zambia help the country to help in their disease control and prevention

JCU working on pharmacy in Zambia

Mackay ready to establish a Centre of Excellence to tackle Black Lung disease

Magnetic force pulls baby reef fish back home

New agreement set to bring more Chinese students

New approach recommended to tackle reoffending in remote Aboriginal communities

New careers looking healthy for graduates

Research shows why shark nets took such a heavy toll on dugongs

TB research gets a booster shot

Top award for innovative JCU program