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

    Soccer success study kicks goals
    Thu, 1 Mar 2018
    Scientists believe they may have discovered the crucial ingredients for a winning soccer team.

    Robots and the ‘gig’ economy: mapping the new world of employment
    Wed, 28 Feb 2018
    Robots and the ‘gig’ economy are rapidly changing the way we work – and a James Cook University Associate Professor of Law has set her sights on exploring the new landscape.

    Ancient volcanoes provide clues to find vital metals
    Fri, 23 Feb 2018
    Researchers have discovered a way to help locate metals vital for modern life - with the eruptions of ancient volcanoes providing crucial clues to their whereabouts.

    Study exposes misperception of poaching on the GBR and its remedy
    Wed, 21 Feb 2018
    New research has revealed the tiny minority of fishers who poach on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) think the illegal practice is justified, because they believe “everyone else is doing it.”

    Townsville’s creative industries need a boost
    Tue, 20 Feb 2018
    James Cook University researchers have found Townsville is suffering a creative industries ‘brain drain’ and the sector needs a kickstart to stop hundreds of millions of dollars from leaving the city.

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