Research and Teaching

Research and Teaching

Research and Teaching

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


    JCU takes aim at NT weeds
    Fri, 29 Jun 2018
    James Cook University will unleash drones, sensors and other high-tech devices to combat weeds on Northern Territory cattle stations.

    ‘Gloomy’ octopuses’ Tassie seachange
    Thu, 28 Jun 2018
    A James Cook University scientist says east coast octopuses are extending their range south, riding a new wave of warm water to Tasmania as ocean currents change.

    A win brings personalised medicine to the tropics
    Wed, 27 Jun 2018
    Cairns researcher Matt Field will receive the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Frank Fenner Award at the NHMRC Research Excellence Awards in Canberra this evening.

    Researchers take aim at problem gambling
    Wed, 27 Jun 2018
    Scientists believe they have found ways to minimise problem gambling by focusing on people’s impulsive behaviours.

    Tracking breast cancer in the Far North 
    Tue, 26 Jun 2018
    A James Cook University medical student is researching what factors influence the survival of breast cancer victims in Far North Queensland, where there is a higher than national average mortality rate for the disease.

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