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.