It is my great privilege to welcome you to James Cook University (JCU).
I can imagine many of you are feeling both excited and perhaps a little anxious about starting your journey as a university student. Let me assure you that you have chosen to study at a globally ranked higher education institution . The University takes great pride in having established strong, industry focused teaching programs and cutting-edge research.
We have built an enviable presence in Singapore since we commenced operating there in 2003 and in early 2015 The Singapore campus of James Cook University earned the distinction of being the first private education institution to attain an EduTrust Star quality mark from the Singaporean Government. In achieving this accolade the James Cook University campus in Singapore has been assessed to have excelled in all key areas of the management and provision of quality education services, student services and governance. The commitment required for us to become an EduTrust Star institution and to retain that status is your guarantee that meeting your needs as a student is the focus of the academic and administrative staff in Singapore.
Your talents can be fully developed during your time with us. We seek to expand your intellectual capacity by encouraging you to engage our faculty members in thought provoking scholarly discussions and away from the classroom, you will have ample opportunity to participate in activities and programs that will allow you to pursue your interests and enhance your leadership potential.
As you will soon discover, a university is much more than just a place to acquire knowledge. At JCU we take pride in being an institution that is open to new ideas and innovative thinking. The world class research undertaken by JCU not only contributes to the creation of new knowledge but is also meant to inspire you, our students, to solve future challenges facing tropical communities and create a brighter future for life in the tropics worldwide.
I wish you every success in your academic studies.
Professor Sandra Harding
Vice-Chancellor and President