About Us Message from the DVC

Message from the DVC

Message from the DVC

On behalf of the Singapore campus of James Cook University, I would like to welcome all of you to our institution. Congratulations on having chosen to study at our university and in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. The Singapore campus is fully owned by James Cook University Australia and was established in 2003 as part of the University’s expressed intent of internationalising its activities and offers a suite of university level programs. Students studying at our Singapore campus can be assured of the same enriching university education as our students in Australia.

James Cook University, located in the state of Queensland, Australia is ranked amongst Top 2%* of universities in the world. Inspired by a research-rich environment, the significance of our endeavours is recognised globally by the most credible world university rankings providers. Our strong performance is assessed on quality, relevance, and impact. With research connections to more than 100 countries and 25 specialised research centres and institutes, JCU is connected to the world and globally engaged.

The Singapore campus of James Cook University has the highest level of quality assurance in Singapore for private education institutions, known as EduTrust Star, and is a symbol of recognition for outstanding achievement. By obtaining the award for the third time in 2023, the Singapore campus has displayed its commitment and focus as a student centric educational institution. As an Australian university that focuses on teaching and research for the people of the tropics and beyond, our Singapore campus offers a gateway for the University to pursue its tropical agenda outside Australia and opens international mobility opportunities for many of our students and staff.

At James Cook University, we believe that education is a collaborative process where students and academics work together in a dynamic learning environment. Our campus in Singapore is equipped with the latest in teaching technology, ensuring classes are held in an interactive and sophisticated setting using a variety of learning technologies.

Everyone at James Cook University is guided in their behaviours through our Values & Beliefs. Our Statement of Strategic Intent and our Values & Beliefs are stated on this website as well as placed in each classroom on our campus.

Singapore is an incredibly dynamic and multicultural nation that offers a truly international experience. We have students from over 55 different countries studying here and we encourage all our students to engage not just in the classroom but with the many other opportunities available here including student clubs, networking events and competitions.

We look forward to working with you to become the future leaders in your chosen fields whether it be in business, science, technology, health or social sciences. We are confident that your study with us will be an exciting journey and I wish you every success in your studies and achieve your career aspirations.

Professor Stephen Boyle
Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus, Singapore

*2024 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 2023 ShanghaiRanking Academic Ranking of World Universities as a percentage of higher education providers in the International Association of Universities (IAU) database.