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


    Fading smoke signals
    Fri, 25 May 2018
    The impact of graphic images and dire health warnings on cigarette packets has burned out, according to a James Cook University study.

    Fungus to fight banana pests
    Wed, 23 May 2018
    Researchers are working on ways to produce better looking bananas – and fungus could be the key.

    Aboriginal settlement in Australia was no accident
    Mon, 21 May 2018
    James Cook University researchers working to solve the mystery of how Aboriginal people first reached Australia say the earliest people didn’t get here by accident, but made deliberate voyages to reach the new land.

    Limiting warming to 1.5°C would save majority of global species
    Fri, 18 May 2018
    New research reveals that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would save the vast majority of the world’s plant and animal species from climate change.

    JCU Researcher warns China’s trillion-dollar infrastructure program “riskiest environmental project in human history”
    Wed, 16 May 2018
    A global expert on infrastructure says that China’s plan to crisscross half of the Earth with massive transportation and energy projects is environmentally the riskiest venture ever undertaken.

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