Research Facilities

JCU is equally committed to high quality and high impact research. To realise these outcomes, the University has invested substantially in structures and facilities to support research and development activity. Wherever possible these initiatives have been leveraged to obtain additional external investment and the best value outcomes in facility development.

One of several key aspects in JCU's success lies in its unique geographical location. The advantages of this to our researchers and graduate students cannot be overstated, with ready access to the most spectacular and diverse natural laboratories in the world. Field site environments for research on coral reefs, tropical rainforests, coastal wetlands, woodland savannahs and the arid outback are all available in our backyard. The University has invested in field research stations to take further advantage of this tropical landscape.


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Discover more about JCU's research facilities:

Orpheus Island Research Station

Daintree Rainforest Observatory

Fletcherview Research Station

Advanced Analytical Centre

Boating and Diving

eResearch Centre

Marine and Aquaculture Research Facility