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James Cook University launches new science and engineering courses

April 20, 2019

Queensland, Australia based James Cook University (JCU), ranked among the top two percent of the World’s Tertiary Institutions by Academic Ranking of World Universities, recently announced the launch of its new courses – Master of Global Development and Master of Data Science under its College of Science & Engineering.

As one of Australia’s pioneering universities, James Cook University (JCU) offers distinctive and high-quality programmes that equip students to understand and engage with current global issues, providing graduates with the skills to embark on rewarding careers. The university boasts several research-based collaborations with Indian universities across various areas of study.

Comments Professor Paul Dirks, associate dean, research – College of Science & Engineering (CSE), James Cook University, “JCU is a leader in teaching and research that addresses the critical challenges facing the tropics. JCU is a community where students get personalised attention through a lower student to staff ratio, and an authentic Australian learning environment.”

Vignesh Vijayaraghavan, head of international recruitment says, “Our students come from many backgrounds, promoting a rich cultural and experiential diversity on campus. Considering our first visit to India, our new courses shall open a gateway of opportunities for the students as well as assist them to grow in the field of Science and Engineering.

Also we are very happy to announce, Most Innovative International Scholarship in Australia – James Cook University’s new International Student Merit Stipends (ISMS) Scholarship Program that provides recipients with a secure income of A$700 every month throughout the course of their degree programme.”

In support of its tropical agenda, JCU’s teaching and research is focused on four themes:
·         Tropical Ecosystems and Environment;

·         Industries and Economies in the Tropics;

·         People and Societies in the Tropics; and Tropical Health, Medicine and Biosecurity

Fringed by the rainforests of the wet tropics, the dry savannahs, and the iconic Great Barrier Reef, the JCU campus is an epitome of cultural diversity.

JCU engages with all of its communities, businesses and industry to promote a sustainable region that is socially inclusive. It boasts strong links with rural, remote and indigenous communities, and is committed to deliver practical benefits to the people and industries in the region.

Promoted in 1970, James Cook University is a leader in teaching and research that addresses the critical challenges facing the tropics. To learn more, visit

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