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Newsroom   James Cook University is awarded EduTrust Star for the second time

Tue, 9 Apr 2019
James Cook University is awarded EduTrust Star for the second time

James Cook University has again been awarded the EduTrust Star with a validity for 4 years. This is the highest level of quality assurance in Singapore for Private Education Institutions (PEIs) and is a symbol of recognition for outstanding achievement.

EduTrust Star is awarded to those institutions for attaining a commendable level of performance in managing their institutions and providing an outstanding quality of education and welfare for their students.

“On behalf of the JCU team I would like to thank all of our staff and students for helping to make our University such a special place as recognised by the award of EduTrust Star for the second time.  Only two institutions in Singapore hold this award and it is a terrific acknowledgement of the quality of our staff, students and our learning environment”, said Professor Chris Rudd OBE, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus, Singapore.

“It was enlightening for me, as a new arrival in JCU to see at first hand the intense scrutiny that we underwent in order to receive this accolade.  I would like particularly to acknowledge the hard work of my colleagues as well as the assessment team for their work and supportive comments.  As we approach our Graduation event I hope that we can take justifiable pride in being part of a truly great organisation made even greater by the addition of a shiny new EduTrust Star,” added Professor Rudd.


James Cook University is the first organization with EduTrust Star, which was attained in 2015. By obtaining this award for the second time, JCU has displayed its commitment and focus as a student centric educational institution.

Professor Sandra Harding AO, Vice Chancellor and President of James Cook University said, “I am immensely proud of this achievement with James Cook University in Singapore being the first to have its EduTrust Star renewed.  We are committed to high quality teaching and research, to add to Singapore’s national talent pool and to the development of new knowledge and applications relevant to the Singapore economy.  James Cook University is in Singapore for the long term, and in our 16th year we continue to look forward as part of the Singapore community.”

Professor Harding concluded, “My congratulations to the University community and to all those who played a role in this achievement, and we are grateful for the guidance of and consideration by the Singapore Government.”

The EduTrust certification scheme is administered by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). The EduTrust assesses PEIs against seven criteria covering 1. Management commitment and responsibilities, 2. Corporate governance and administration, 3. External recruitment agents, 4. Student protection and support services, 5. Academic processes and student assessment, 6. Achievement of student and graduate outcomes, and 7. Quality assurance, monitoring and results.

Media contact:

Pinky Sibal | pinky.sibal@jcu.edu.au