James Cook University

Your world-class education begins hereAnna Fredericks

James Cook University is a world-class university ranked in the top two per cent of tertiary institutions in the world. JCU has over 22,000 students and offers teaching and research excellence from our main campuses in Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane and Singapore, as well as online.

At JCU, we pride ourselves on the impressive caliber of our teaching and research staff, and we work closely with our local community and industry to ensure that our research and graduates meet the needs of the workforce.

JCU is continuously making ground-breaking advances in research through our award-winning research centers and institutes, which include:

There are synergies between the interests of the Superyacht Group, your member organisations and the broader industries – starting with promoting and protecting the world’s reef systems (with a focus on the GBR) to broader research agenda’s, teaching areas, and supporting our regional economies. There is capacity to explore these synergies over the year through engagement in events and how we could support activities like famils, with a view to building on these things in future years.

Some of our key facilities that may be of interest include:


JCU Cairns Aquarium 

Daintree Rainforest Observatory

Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM)

The Cairns Institute

Cairns Innovation Centre (due to for completion mid-2020



Orpheus Island Research Station

Marine and Aquaculture Research Facility

Fletcherview Research Station