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Tue, 6 Oct 2015

JCU’s U.S. ranking success

James Cook University has performed strongly in a ranking of the world’s universities, which has been released in the United States.

The second, annual U.S. News Best Global Universities rankings compares universities globally, focusing on their academic research and overall reputation.

JCU is ranked 354th in the world, up from 365th last year. (The International Handbook of Universities (UNESCO) estimates there are more than 18,000 institutions around the world.)

The ranking places JCU 13th of all Australian universities.

James Cook University also performed very strongly in subject rankings.

JCU is 22nd in the world for “environment/ecology” (26th last year) and is 2nd of all Australian universities.

JCU ranked 61st in “plant and animal science” (70th last year) and 5th of all Australian universities.

The Best Global Universities rankings encompass the top 750 institutions from 57 countries and follow several other recent rankings that recognise JCU’s standing as a world-class university.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings recently ranked JCU in the top 251-300 of the world’s universities, and equal 10th of the 31 Australian universities selected for the list.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities also recently ranked JCU in the 301-400 group of universities for the sixth year in a row.


For more information please contact:

Richard Davis

Head of Media and Communications, JCU


0413 451 475