History of JCU 11 October 1958- University of Queensland Senate recommends a regional university be established. 19 May 1960- State Cabinet announces that a University College will be established at Townsville under the name of the University of Queensland 10 December 1969-University of Queensland changes name to James Cook University The University was named for James Cook, the first to discover Australia. (1770) 20 April 2010- Celebrated their 40 th year as JCU
About JCU One of the world's leading institutions focusing on: Aquaculture Marine Biology Tropical Plant and Agricultural Science Zoology and Tropical Ecology Dedicated to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide
Main field of Studies The University conducts nationally significant and internationally recognized research in areas such as: Marine sciences Biodiversity Tropical ecology and environments Global warming Tourism Tropical medicine and public health care
JCU Facts 109 different nationalities on campus The University has a total enrollment of about 16,000 students on campuses in Townsville (10,841 students) and Cairns (3601 students) and 1,400 staff. Best place to study Marine Biology because of location Great Barrier Reef One of the leading researchers in tropics Wet Tropics Rainforest Also Australians say uni meaning university
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