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Helping inspire local students to further study

JCU offers 3085 places

Mobile units gather extra cyclone data throughout city

Snakes meet their match

Students getting down to business at JCU

Turtles respond to climate change

Vale Professor Ross Spark

Wanted: young males for exercise test


Child health care needs to be a family matter

Crabs help reef fight deadly disease

Helping parents and partners of uni students

JCU backs higher education vision

JCU scientist to lead global research society

JCU scientist to lead global research society

Lessons for our reefs in Caribbean study

Nesting site protection ‘key to saving turtles’

New kids on the block have help

Nobel prize winner to speak at JCU

Students get new hub to gather and learn

Tadpoles are not just baby frogs

The fun before knuckling down to study

Tree study may yield climate secrets

Tropical infection studied in new book


Accounting for feral pigs

Chasing Skippy in Scotland

Cicada wings tear bacteria to pieces

Creative talent set to graduate

Eating the Earth

Elder and historian honoured

Examining social change over time

Honorary doctorates for distinguished three

JCU academic flying high

JCU ‘the big improver’ says Nature

Like Chariots of Fire, only sweaty

Native animals trained to avoid toads

New roads could help environment

Project leads to Indigenous alcohol reduction

Report focuses on making JCU ‘great’

Scientists in fight for embattled protected areas

Signing up for brighter futures

Tracking straying fish goes high tech

Tropical sustainability: a focus on food

Tropical sustainability: a focus on food

Tropical sustainability: eating green

Unions battle colonial heritage


Capturing ambience has major reward

Chinese tourists enjoying life on the road

Community ‘can rescue fish stocks’

Dinosaur embryo bonebed reveals its secrets

International collaboration on research writing

Investigating life after 50

JCU celebrates a boat as old as the university itself

Logging could be forest saviour

Pest fish to be tracked by its DNA

Photographic exhibition defies reality

Scientists call for large ocean wilderness parks

Students accept the science challenge

Uni cuts will hurt


Celebrating 10 years in Singapore

Climate change to hit common plants, animals

Deep refuge can help our reefs

Engaging with the science of our future

Global travel medicine role

In pursuit of succulence

Indigenous scholars rewarded

JCU students rewarded with bursaries

Kids keep track of turtle trips

Monster cyclone possible for Cairns

Our new gecko – a global hit

Reefs ‘ruled by earthquakes and volcanoes’

Seagrass in decline

Search for researchers made easy

Social media to take nursing forward

Spontaneously jumping dew drops clean nature’s surfaces

The Cairns Institute’s new Director

The changing needs of children

Thinking of starting uni mid-year?

Thinking of starting uni mid-year?

Turtle grant welcomed

Vice-Chancellor’s speech to the National Press Club

Vital elements under the microscope


Eavesdropping on the reef

Helping PNG with mental health

JCU names outstanding alumni

JCU's doctors opt for the regions

Kuku Yalanji tracking climate change

Mabo lawyer delivers Mabo lecture

Saving soccer goals is all in the eyes, and legs

Women may take the reins in livestock management

World’s tropical forests declining

Yasi legacy for barramundi


Baby fish ‘steer by the sun’

Indigenous students help identify an “effective teacher”

JCU engineers show off first-generation race car

JCU vet hospital re-opens

News and Media Colin Roderick lecture – Drusilla Modjeska

Spotlight on Indigenous research


Backpacker Dengue Risk

Burketown residents to be surveyed on eco issues

Campus K: a challenge to find out just who is the fastest on campus

Charters Towers residents to be surveyed on eco issues

Climate change: the animal response

Come aboard for JCU’s Open Day

Day of action on uni cuts wins support

Debate rages over megafauna

Dogs help boost kids’ literacy

Hear what local politicians say about education

JCU grads ‘five star’ in getting a job

JCU ideal for PNG education reform

Latest research on show at JCU’s eResearch expo

Milking scorpions for science

Minke whales tagged and tracked in world-first pilot study

Mount Isa and Cloncurry residents to be surveyed on eco issues

New JCU subject to inspire next gen maths teachers

Palm oil boycott futile

Polio pioneer’s work examined in lecture

Social media stars present a night of hilarity and science

Speed networking

Spotlight on safer roads for both cyclists and motorists

Swiss scholarship for toxoplasma researcher

Teens test diplomatic skills

Teens test diplomatic skills

Tiny fish make ‘eyes’ at their killer

To adapt or not to adapt? The question is how

Townsville residents to be surveyed on eco issues

Visit your future at JCU

‘Life’ boosts JCU rankings


A step closer to developing new anti-influenza agents

An introduction to dementia

Bats — hear from the experts

Bringing reefs back from brink

Building on mud - when can we start?

Call for entries – Northern Lights Film Festival

Celebrating 10 years of JCU in the Torres Strait

Climate change and coevolution: we’ve done the math

Climate change nothing new in Oz

Climate change ‘flattens’ treetops

Eureka! JCU scores with dengue and dingoes

For scientists, early to press means success

Helping parents to help kids – public meeting

Innovative medical device a step closer to market

JCU-NTEU reach ‘in principle’ agreement

Jeff Kennett to present business lecture at JCU

Last chance to enrol in type 2 diabetes foot study

Securing the future for Australia’s sharks

Test to more rapidly diagnose deadly tropical disease

The north’s future and how to get there

Townsville to host hundreds of budding scientists

Variety of work chosen for Colin Roderick shortlist

Western adventure for budding vets

Why great creative and research discoveries are in serious decline

Why we need to care for carnivores

Wildlife face ‘Armageddon’ as forests shrink


Australian literary giant awarded

CN Barton Medal to acknowledge bright engineer

Endangered frog gets new lease of life

International group to lead coastal research

Invitation to the Last Lecture at JCU (Cairns)

Invitation to the Last Lecture at JCU (Townsville)

Learn how to do business with Asia

Lecture theatres temporarily closed

Lost world discovered on Australia’s Cape York Peninsula

Mystery moss rediscovered

Public forum on future of reef

Sharks face challenge for survival

The crucial years of Middle School

Time to act on maths science in schools

TropEco Awards recognise sustainability achievements at JCU

Why you should care who does your blood test

‘Ghost’ fish taking over the Caribbean


$4.3m boost for research

Ancient Chinese mythical characters transformed in new exhibition

Best and brightest tropical researchers meet

Getting up close and personal at the molecular level

JCU’s careers services voted best

JCU’s half billion dollar plus impact

Listening for the sounds of the sea

Mathematics used to solve bulk materials matter

Reef fish find it’s too hot to swim

Researchers call on community to help fight melioidosis

Species turn refugees to escape climate extremes

Student in hospital following fall

Students to immerse themselves in French culture


A tree falls - forever

Andy’s dream to change the world

Help for prospective students at decision time

JCU may opt for a collegial structure

JCU to put headline restructure to staff

Looking at what’s in store for Bowen

Overseas travellers urged to remember their health

Study is over – time to graduate