James Cook University (JCU) is the second oldest university in Queensland and Australia's leading university in the tropics. Offering excellence in teaching and research, JCU is a vibrant multi-campus university. Total student enrolments are more than 18,000 and growing, including over 5000 international students from over 100 different countries. In 2011, JCU moved to within the world's top 400 universities, as ranked by the Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking system and is recognised as one of the top 5% of universities worldwide. JCU is also a member of the select group of Innovative Research Universities. JCU is a vibrant three-campus university with main campus locations in the tropical Queensland cities of Townsville and Cairns and the city-state of Singapore. Some JCU degrees are also offered at JCU Brisbane, a campus operated by Russo Higher Education Pty Ltd in Queensland's capital city of Brisbane along with education partners in Asia and the Pacific. Research
As a leading research university, JCU provides excellent facilities for teaching and learning. The unique location of James Cook University allows nationally significant and internationally recognised research to be conducted by both staff and students. Much research focus is based on the industries and environments of northern Australia including marine biology, biodiversity, tropical environmental studies, earth sciences/geology, engineering, tropical health and tourism. Total research related income at JCU reached $52.6 million in 2010, including funding from government, competitive grants and industry. This is expected to rise strongly in the coming years. JCU is a member of the national alliance, Innovative Research Universities and is one of the world's leading research universities in the tropics. Awards and Recognition
JCU is ranked in the top 400 universities in the world in the 2011 Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities In the Asia Pacific region, JCU is ranked in the top 100
JCU is ranked in the top 5% of universities world wide based on 2011 assessments by two of the world's leading university ranking systems - the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Higher Education and Accreditation Council
JCU is a member of the select group, Innovative Research Universities (IRU). IRU is one of the three university alliances recognized by peak body Universities Australia Ranked first in the world for citations in the field of coral reef ecology Consistently ranked in the world's top three for research performance in the areas of ecology and environment, plant and animal sciences and geosciences JCU is ranked as Australia's leading university in Environmental Science and Management and Fisheries Science research Ranked among the top 12 tourism education institutions in the world and recognized for its focus on ecotourism Over the past five years, JCU academics have won 39 national awards for teaching excellence from the Australian Teaching and Learning Council - more than many larger universities. Six JCU academics are among the top 10 cited scientists in Marine Sciences in the world Thompson's Essential Science Indicator ranks JCU 1st in Australia for Environmental Ecology citations JCU is ranked as the 2ndInstitution in the world in Climate Change (after the Smithsonian Institute) for max Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) citations per paper, NASA is 3rd. (Thomson Reuters citation impact ranking) Location & Facilities
JCU is a vibrant three-campus university with main campus locations in the tropical Queensland cities of Townsville and Cairns and the city-state of Singapore. Some JCU degrees are also offered at JCU Brisbane, a campus operated by Russo Higher Education Pty Ltd in Queensland's capital city of Brisbane along with education partners in Asia and the Pacific. Townsville campus
James Cook University's largest campus - the Townsville campus, with over 12,000 students including approximately 1,900...
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