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Thu, 2 Sep 2021

JCU’s world-class result

Landscape photo of The Science Place at JCU Townsville.

James Cook University’s teaching and research excellence has been recognised with JCU ranked in the top 300 of the world’s universities.

The authoritative Times Higher Education World University Rankings has ranked JCU in the top 251-300 group of universities.

The ranking compares more than 1600 institutions worldwide.

It’s the seventh consecutive year JCU has been ranked in the top 300 of the world’s universities.

Within its overall ranking, JCU performed very strongly in terms of the global impact of its research. The University is now ranked 164th in the world for “citations”, reflecting its research influence and role in spreading new knowledge and ideas.

JCU Vice Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding said the ranking reflects the very high standard of research undertaken by the University.

“Across a broad range of disciplines, these results demonstrate that the University is a highly competitive, research-intensive university.

“JCU is internationally recognised for its ground-breaking research and we continue to perform very strongly when compared to the world’s largest, most successful universities.

“To be ranked among the world’s top 300 universities is a great achievement, and I want to pay tribute to our academics and professional and technical staff whose hard work lies behind this ranking,” Professor Harding said.

The World University Rankings compare 1,662 research-intensive institutions worldwide, ranking their performance in five key areas of higher education excellence: teaching, research, citations, industry income, and international outlook.