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    James Cook University World Rankings, National Rankings, Subject-Specific Rankings 2020-2021

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    James Cook University, a world class University is ranked in the top 2 percent of tertiary institutions in the world. Founded in 1970, in Townsville city, North Queensland of Australia, today, the college celebrates its 50 years of glory in 2020.It is considered as one of the oldest universities of Australia. The university aims at developing graduates who can thrive in a global workforce with their knowledge, skills and experience.

    James Cook University is structured into 6 colleges and one centre, nested within two divisions. It offers Bachelor’s degree in 38 different fields and Master’s degree in 4 different fields along with diplomas in 9 subjects and certificate in one subject. According to JCU, it is defined by tropics and they are unique among Australian Universities, woven into the intellectual, economic and social fabric of the university’s tropical location that set amid irreplaceable ecosystems and cultures that fire intellects and imaginations.

    Admissions to James Cook University are granted to 11,198 total number of students including 1238 international students and total number of academic staff being 534.The student ratio of females to males is 64:36. There are 21 students per staff. Alumni from James Cook University hold roles in some of the world's leading international organisations such as the United Nations, the Red Cross, Apple and National Geographic. Other notable alumni serve as Australia’s ambassadors around the world or hold seats in State and Federal parliament.

    James Cook University World Ranking Highlights

    James Cook University has gained popularity around the globe for its research work as well as academic excellence. Not only the students admitted are appreciated for their learnings but also the staff is well-versed in their capabilities.

    Following are the world rankings awarded to James Cook University by some agencies mentioned below:

    Agency Ranking
    Times Higher Education 2021 rankings 201-250th
    Impact Rankings by Times Higher Education 39th
    Young Universities ranking by Times Higher Education 29th
    Best Global Universities by U.S. News 287
    World University rankings by CWUR 390
    World ranking for “citations” 90
    World ranking by UN SDG in quality education 10
    World ranking on promoting the UN’s SDG of Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions 22
    Decent work and Economic Growth SDG 26
    UN SDGs overall world ranking 39
    Global ranking in research reputation by U.S. News 507
    International collaboration ranking by U.S. News 365

    U.S. News also ranked James Cook University 564 for international collaborations -relative to country.

    James Cook University National Ranking

    James Cook University was proud to announce that it has been ranked 12th of the 35 universities in Australia for the year 2020. Also, the Good University Guide ratings placed James Cook University in the top 20% of Australian Universities for employment of full time graduates within four months of graduation.

    The national positions gained by James Cook University by some agencies are mentioned below-

    Agency Ranking
    Best Universities in Australia by U.S. News 19
    Best Universities in Australia/New Zealand by U.S. News 21
    Postgraduate full time employment and post graduate starting salary placed ratings in Queensland by Good University Guide 1
    Regional research reputation by U.S. News 29
    University Ranking by CWUR 13

    James Cook University has also won the creating impact award for the TropEco program of Australia. Given the university's exotic location, the university has tried best in taking care of the environment and nature as well as also taught the students the importance of nature and being involved in environment friendly activities.

    James Cook University Subject Ranking by US News

    U.S.News ranked James Cook University on the basis of the following programs offred at James Cook University:

    Subjects Ranks
    Clinical Medicine 431
    Environment/Ecology 19
    Plant and Animal Science 60
    Immunology 242
    Social Science and Public Health 215

    James Cook University Subject Ranking by THE

    Given below are the rankings by Times Higher Education of the year 2021 for different subjects taught in James Cook University-

    Subjects Ranks
    Clinical Medicine 251-300th
    Engineering & Technology 301-400th
    Life Sciences 101-125th
    Physical Sciences 201-250th
    Social Sciences 201-250th
    Business & Economics 301-400th
    Education 251-300th

    Apart from this, James Cook University was ranked number 1 globally for Marine and Freshwater Biology and also two James Cook University teaching staff from college of arts,society & education have been awarded prestigious national Australian awards for University teaching.

    You can evaluate by the various given data the quality of education the university has been providing in different fields since years.

    James Cook University Miscellaneous Global Rankings by THE

    Discipline Overall Ranking
    Teaching 22.5
    Research 28.9
    Citations 94.2
    Industry Income 45.3
    International Outlook 76.4

    We can look at the consistency of the university by looking at the university's given 2016- 2021 Times Higher Education Ranking positions-

    • 2016-> 251- 300
    • 2017-> 251- 300
    • 2018-> 201- 250
    • 2019-> 201- 250
    • 2020-> 201- 250
    • 2021-> 201- 250

    James Cook University vs Other Australian Universities: Comparison

    University James Cook University Curtin University Griffith University
    World University Rankings 2021 (THE) 201-250th 201-250th 201-250th
    Young University Rankings 2020 (THE) 29 34 30
    Established 1982 1966 1971
    International students 11% 32% 17%
    Best Global University in Australia (US News) 287 174 217
    Regional research reputation 29 21 16

    By looking at the above rankings and comparing we can see how James Cook University has persisted from the tough competitions of other neighbouring universities in Australia like Griffith University.

    Why Choose James Cook University?

    If someone is looking to study abroad in the field of academic research then James Cook University is definitely the good choice. The university stats proves it. James Cook University was rated “world-class or above” in 38 of the 46 research fields evaluated by ERA(Excellence in research for Australia).Along with this five James Cook University researchers were named as ‘Highly cited researchers globally’.

    The annual Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Awards hosted by Australian Institute of Policy and Science also announced awards for three James Cook University researchers in 2019. And the list just does not end here, two James Cook University researchers were successful for the 2019 Investigator and Development Grants for funding in 2020 by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The amount received by them was $561,800 and $732,700 for over 5 years in the categories Investigator Grants and Development grants.One James Cook University researcher was also successful on his Fellowship application by the Australian Research Council (ARC) in 2019. He received a whopping amount of $3,13,000 for over 5 years in Australian Laureate Fellowships.

    James Cook University also has its campus in Singapore to give its students the opportunity to study in South Asia, explore the environment, communities and businesses there. JCU has served as hubs for research and innovation for different specialist centres and institutes. The university gives its students values beyond academics and also prepares them for becoming a leader.

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