• The Science Place which is being constructed at James Cook University. Photo credit: JCUThe Science Place which is being constructed at James Cook University. Photo credit: JCU

New development at JCU provides science facility for 2016 and beyond

James Cook University’s Townsville campus is getting a new science facility.  Work is already underway as demolition experts clear three older buildings to make way for the new development known as the Science Place.

The Science Place is an AU$80 million teaching and learning facility, which will promote the sciences and encourage interest in science-based careers in the wider community, collocate the JCU science community on Townsville Campus, and foster interdisciplinary interactions.

The building will be a multi-storey facility that will be used for all undergraduate teaching and research education for the Faculty of Science and Engineering, as well as science-based subjects from the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences.

New facilities within the Science Place include teaching spaces with videoconferencing facilities, high capacity computer labs, flexible and generic teaching laboratories with visualisation capabilities linked to teaching equipment (e.g. microscopes), research labs, food outlets and spaces for students to relax or do group work together.

The Science Place will be built with an energy-efficient design to suit the tropical environment and is expected to be open for student use in 2016. You can find out more about the Science Place and follow the development on the website.

If you would like to find out more about the programmes on offer at James Cook University, contact Study Options for a prospectus.  Find out more about studying science in Australia or New Zealand here.

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