James Cook University best young university according to THE
James Cook University is one of the younger universities in Australia, established in 1970 and is our highest ranking university in the Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 Rankings for 2016 - 38th place in the World.
According to the THE, the ranking applies performance indicators across five broad areas of teaching, research, citations, international outlook, and industry income, with the results calibrated to reflect the special characteristics of younger universities. You can see the full ranking and find out more about the methodology used by THE on their website.
James Cook University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Sandra Harding said JCU’s inclusion is very pleasing: “JCU became a University in 1970, and since then we have become one of the world’s leading institutions focused on the tropics. We have built a strong, global reputation as a research-intensive university that is making a difference for the communities we serve.