JCU is a leader in research addressing the critical challenges facing the tropics, world-wide. 

A defining feature of JCU is its tropical location and its research excellence in disciplines of particular relevance to the tropics. 

As a comprehensive university in the tropics, JCU is well placed to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations to meet these challenges.

JCU Research News

    AITHM researchers put preventive health back on the agenda by tackling smoking in Indigenous communities
    Tue, 6 Dec 2016
    Researchers from the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) at James Cook University will play a significant role in major new projects in the Northern Territory and Queensland aimed at reducing smoking and its harm to Indigenous communities.

    TB research gets a booster shot
    Mon, 5 Dec 2016
    National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding just announced delivers a welcome boost to a Cairns-based researcher who is working on new approaches to defeating tuberculosis.

    JCU joins Australian effort to crack the brain’s code
    Sat, 3 Dec 2016
    James Cook University has put itself at the forefront of brain research and the battle against high rates of mental illness in North Queensland.

    Research shows why shark nets took such a heavy toll on dugongs
    Thu, 1 Dec 2016
    A new version of GPS technology has proven the wisdom of removing shark nets from the paths of migrating dugongs.

    Feed the world
    Tue, 22 Nov 2016
    A James Cook University scientist has come up with a novel approach to feed the world’s growing population and look after the environment at the same time.

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