About JCU.

Key Factors About  James Cook University Australia.

1Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

22018 The Good Universities Guide.

3QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey National Report.

4This is higher than the national average of 69.5% and higher than Queensland metropolitan universities (UQ 72.8%, QUT 71.1%, Griffith 63.9% (Good Universities Guide).

55Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 50 under 50 2018.

6Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2015. CWUR 2017 Rankings: Ranked Number 2 in the world for biodiversity conservation. Ranked Number 1 in the world for marine and freshwater biology.

72017 JCU Economic Impact and Human Capital Report.

Who Will be There!

Dr Bronson Philippa  
Senior Lecturer, Electronic Systems and IoT Engineering
College of Science & Engineering

Dr Kearrin Sims
Lecturer, Development Studies
College of Science & Engineering

A/Prof Trina Myers

Head, Information Technology
College of Science & Engineering

Dr Neil Fraser

Lecturer, Data Science
College of Science & Engineering

Prof Paul Dirks 

Associate Dean, Research
College of Science & Engineering

Ms Kerry Russo 

Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching
College of Business, Law & Governance

Dr Sandra Wallace

Head, Accounting; Senior Lecturer – Accounting
College of Business, Law & Governance

Prof Rosita Henry 

Professor – Promotional Chair
College of Arts, Society & Education

Ms Sally Watson 

Associate Lecturer
College of Arts, Society & Education


James Cook University International Excellence Scholarship

The International Student Merit Stipend

Australia Awards Scholarships

The Endeavour Awards


Research Scholarships



JCU’s main sites are located in tropical northern Queensland, a remarkable region where over a million visitors come each year to experience.

Tropical northern Queensland is uniquely different to the rest of Australia, and possibly the world. The UN’s World Heritage Convention agrees. Both the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforests are included on the World Heritage List for their natural values. Nowhere else in the world do two World Heritage regions exist side by side.

Townsville Campus

Australia’s largest tropical city.

Cairns Campus

Where rainforest meets the reef.

JCU Brisbane

Queensland’s capital city.


The sugar capital of Australia.

Mount Isa

The hub of Queensland’s vast North-West.

Thursday Island

The most northerly town in Australia.