Ranked in the top 2 percent of the world’s tertiary institutions by the respected Academic Ranking of World Universities produced by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, James Cook University is dedicated to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide, through graduates and discoveries that make a difference.s.With an outstanding global reputation, impressive, world-class facilities and dedicated academic staff, you can be certain that an education from JCU will provide the ideal start, or new direction, to your career. JCU’s career-focused courses are designed to give you the kind of education employers rate highly. You will receive practical, hands-on training, learning from real-life scenarios that take you beyond our campuses. It’s no surprise that JCU has received a 5-star rating for job success from the Good Universities Guide for the last seven years running.

Courses Available
The university offers various diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the area of Arts and Social Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Business, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Environmental Management, Geoscience, Health Studies, Information Technology, Law, Marine Science, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, physiotherapy, Planning, Psychology, Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Science, Social work, Speech Pathology, Sport and Excercise Science, Tourism, Veterinary Science,
The University conducts nationally significant and internationally recognised research in areas such as marine sciences, biodiversity, tropical ecology and environments, global warming, tourism, and tropical medicine and public health care in under-served population.

1. World Ranking
• World Rankings Overview : James Cook University is the number 19 ranked Australian university overall on the world university ranking systems
• QS World Rankings: JCU is ranked at number =367 on the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world ranking system which is number 21 in Australia.
• THE Times World Rankings : JCU is ranked at number 201+ on the Times Higher Education world university ranking system which is number =9 in Australia.
• Academic Rankings World Universities (ARWU) Rankings : JCU is ranked at number 301+ on the ARWU world university ranking system which is number =15 in Australia.
• US News Rankings : JCU is ranked at number 253= on the US News world university ranking system which is number 10 in Australia.
• CWUR Center for World University Rankings : JCU is ranked at number 481 on the CWUR Center for World University Rankings system which is number 13 in Australia.
• Times Universities Under 50 Years: JCU is ranked at number 38 on the TImes Higher Education best world universities under 50 years of age which is number 7 in Australia.
• QS Universities Under 50 Years Old: JCU is ranked at number 51+ on the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) universities under 50 years old ranking system which is number 9= in Australia.
• Times Asia/Pacific Rankings: JCU is ranked at number =43 on the Times Asia/Pacific ranking system which is number =16 in Australia.
2. Australian Rankings
• Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) Ranking: JCU is ranked at number 18 on the domestic ERA ranking system (2012)
• AEN 5 Star Ranking : JCU is rated a 3 1/2 Star university on the overall AEN 5 Star Ranking System

Campus Location
With three tropical campuses in two countries, your JCU experience is certain to be one of the most memorable times of your life. It’s Cairns, Townsville and Singapore campuses offer the perfect bases to combine study with adventure.


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