More about James Cook University

James Cook University, located in Queensland, Australia is surrounded by a diverse environment of rainforests, the Savannah and the iconic Great Barrier Reef.

The university was established in 1970 and is the second oldest university in Queensland. It has since expanded into a multi-campus institution with the main campuses in Cairns, Singapore and Townsville, with smaller study centres in Mount Isa, Thursday Island and Mackay. There is also a campus in Brisbane, operated by Russo Higher Education.

The undergraduate and postgraduate courses span the arts, business, engineering, nursing and midwifery, social work, sustainability and veterinary science among others. 

The university conducts research in areas such as marine sciences, biodiversity, tropical ecology and environments, global warming, tourism, and tropical medicine and public healthcare in under-served populations.

The institution hosts a number of international students from Singapore, China, the USA and India. 

Key statistics

  • 12,004
    Number of Students
  • 22.9
    Student to Staff Ratio
  • 13%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 63 : 37
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Collected during World University Rankings on 28th Sep 2016

Where we are


1 James Cook Drive
Townsville City QLD 4811