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Vice Chancellor's Welcome

James Cook University (JCU) is a leader in teaching and research addressing the critical challenges facing the Tropics, worldwide. Our work is highly regarded: we are ranked among the top 2% of higher education institutions in the world.*

International undergraduate and postgraduate students have been coming to our campuses in Townsville, Cairns and Brisbane for many years, to further their education and gain qualifications that are recognised worldwide. JCU graduates are highly valued by employers for their combination of academic skills, practical experience, and strong communication and technological skills.

We offer a broad range of experiences and engagement with the University community to provide our students with a truly Australian experience. You can expect a supportive study environment and a friendly atmosphere that focusses on personal contact between students and academics.

JCU is pleased to work in association with Russo Higher Education Pty Ltd, which operates the JCU Brisbane campus and with JCU's oversight, teaches JCU programs in Brisbane.

I encourage you to join our vibrant learning community in the heart of Brisbane. We are committed to helping you reach your goals and take your place in the world.


Professor Sandra Harding

Vice Chancellor and President


*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016