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Tue, 4 Apr 2017

JCU No.1 in world for marine biology

A large, blue reef fish swims towards the camera.
photo: Mark Ziembecki

James Cook University’s standing as a world leader in environmental sciences has been re-affirmed with JCU ranked No.1 in the world for marine biology and No. 2 in the world for biodiversity conservation research.

The Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) has released its inaugural subjects ranking, which compares more than 26,000 degree-granting institutions around the world.

CWUR ranked JCU as follows:

  • Marine & Freshwater Biology (World Rank: 1)
  • Biodiversity Conservation (World Rank: 2)
  • Overall, this ranks James Cook University # 166 among global institutions with the most Top-10 placements. More details are available at cwur.org/2017/subjects.php

Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Chris Cocklin said the ranking reflects JCU’s extremely strong research performance.

“To be ranked so highly in these subject areas is a great credit to our talented researchers.

“These results are consistent with our high standing in other global rankings for environmental and ecological sciences.

“JCU continues to deliver ground-breaking research, and we perform very strongly when compared to the world’s largest, most successful universities.”

The CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017 highlights the world’s elite universities in the sciences and the social sciences, based on the number and influence of research articles in top-tier journals.

Data is obtained from Clarivate Analytics (previously the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters). More information about the methodology is available at: cwur.org/methodology/subject-rankings.php


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Richard Davis

Head of Media and Communications, JCU

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