It is my great privilege to welcome you to James Cook
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 JCU Singapore 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 JCU 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
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