University of The Week – James Cook University
To the students of environmental sciences, a location smack in the middle of nature’s lap would seem like home. Even if you are not of a mindset that bends towards studying the environment, geology or geography, a good location would be a nice deal. Won’t it? Location is perhaps one of the key factors while we are looking for education abroad.
Can you imagine yourself surrounded by Wet tropics, dry savannahs and the Great Barrier Reef? Two of those are World Heritage Environments, by the way. Of course, we are in Australia this week.
Those interested in adventure icons of the world must be familiar with Captain Cook and his vessel, Endeavour. The vessel, in full sail, forms a part of the Coat of Arms of a university named after the iconic adventurer. The James Cook University, founded in 1970, is one of the oldest universities of Queensland. It has campuses in major Australian cities and Singapore, and provides an overwhelming buffet of Online courses. The University is consistently ranked with world’s best universities. So if you are looking to Study in Australia, read on.
The University goes by the motto, “Crescente Luce”, Light Ever Increasing. And it abides by its motto well. The University is ranked in the top 4% Universities of the world and has a stronghold when it comes to international researches in Marine Sciences, Biodiversity, Ecology and Tropical Medicine.
The University has over 21,000 students of which near about 7,000 are international students. In 2007, the University became a member of the Innovative Research Universities. It has student-exchange partners in Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, UK, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden and USA.
The Commonwealth Government’s Excellence in Research termed JCU to be “Well above world standard” in many areas of research.The University has many on-campus residential colleges and halls of residence for local as well as international students.
Why Choose JCU?
- Mecca for Environmentalists: The University is very well ranked in tertiary institutions. Tropic-research scores high on their agenda apart from marine sciences, public health and under-served populations.
- The many aspects of “Multi”: The University has many multi-campus institutions with many ethnicities merging to create the student population. Their Staff and Research Guides are some of the most prominent faces from the concerned fields.
- Wide Choice of Courses: Their Undergrad and Post-grad courses cover Arts, Business, Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences, IT and Social Sciences.
- Local Importance: The University is a key thread in the fabric of Queensland’s Economy and Society. The research they deliver is not only qualitative but comes after extensive practical experiences.
- Facilities: The campus sprawls at 1.8 hectares with community library nearby. There are computer and research labs, 24-hours student lounge and trellis areas. There are multi-purpose halls, open-terrace study area, stationery shops and psychology clinics. Multi-purpose courts and sports fields? Check.
It is a riot. Truly. There is so much to do with JCU. The best part of JCU, perhaps, is their location. Markets and most happening places are within walking distance. On campus, there is so much happening with all the many societies that there is hardly a dull day. And, well, even if it is a dull day at campus, you have the Coral Reefs nearby. Go, explore!
Admissions for now open for July 2014 intake. So if you are looking to start your studies with James Cook University in Australia, contact Study Smart which is a top overseas education consultant for Australia.