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Message from the DVC

About Us   Message from the DVC

On behalf of the Singapore campus of James Cook University, I would like to welcome all of you to our wonderful institution. Congratulations on having chosen to study at one of Asia’s leading institutions and in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. You will be delighted to know that the Singapore campus of James Cook University is a highly regarded institute of higher learning and it is the first institution in Singapore to have been awarded the EduTrust Star by the Singapore Government.

Our parent institution, James Cook University, located in the state of Queensland, Australia is a cutting edge university which sits amongst the top 2% of the world’s leading universities (The Academic Ranking of World Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2018). As an Australian university that focuses on teaching and research for the people of the tropics, 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 the Singapore campus of James Cook University, we believe that education is a collaborative process where students and academics work collaboratively in a dynamic learning environment. Our campus at Sims Drive is equipped with the latest in teaching technology, ensuring classes are held in an interactive and sophisticated setting using Apple TV and other learning technologies.

We are committed to ensuring that you get the best out of your learning experience at James Cook University. You are not only encouraged to do well academically but as a student in this era of a knowledge-based economy, we will expect you to participate in projects and activities involving the community around you.

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 at this website as well as placed in each classroom on our Campus.

Singapore is an incredibly successful economic and multicultural nation that offers an array of opportunities for you to unlock your leadership potential, business skills and research insights that I believe exist in each one of you. We will help you to nurture your potential and guide you to become the next generation of leaders, joining the very many alumni who are already successful in business, education and public administration.

The Singapore campus of James Cook University is well on its way to becoming a premier Australian institution in Asia and we are confident that your study with us will be an exciting journey leading to fulfillment of your individual dreams! I wish you every success as we take that journey together.

Professor Chris Rudd OBE
Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus, Singapore