James Cook University ranked as one of the world’s top “young” universities

2 September 2020

James Cook University is now ranked as 29th of the world’s “young” universities.

James Cook University Dental School
JCU dentistry is one of the most popular programs for Canadians.

The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings list the world’s best universities that have been operating for up to 50 years. The 2020 ranking compares 414 institutions from 66 territories across Europe, Asia, Oceania, North America, Latin America and Africa.

JCU Vice Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding said the result is a great credit to the university’s staff, academics “and all those who support our students, our graduates and our research efforts.”

“Since JCU is celebrating its fiftieth birthday this year, this is the last year in which we’ll be eligible for this category. As the university leaves its ‘youth’ behind, this is a fitting tribute to our staff and the impressive work they do,” Professor Harding said.

“As a research-intensive university, we deliver ground-breaking, internationally recognised research that makes a difference to people in the Tropics and beyond.

The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings measures and compares young universities on 13 performance indicators that cover teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Why study at James Cook University?

Canadian students at James Cook University love the fact that they can study exceptional professional degrees in a beautiful, natural environment. JCU programs are hands-on and academics work closely with industry leaders to ensure degrees prepare you for “real world” careers, especially those focused on rural and remote health.

North Queensland is well known for embracing a safe and relaxed tropical lifestyle. Established Indigenous, European and Asian communities add to the cultural diversity of the region not usually found outside of the capital cities. Both Townsville and Cairns enjoy excellent tropical climates for most of the academic year including autumn, winter, and spring, and an average winter temperature of around 25°C. Yes, we said winter.

Some of the most popular study areas among Canadian students include medicinedentistrypharmacy, and public health.


Find out more about studying at James Cook University. Contact us at info@oztrekk.com for more information!