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North Queensland with its idyllic location is world renown for it’s expertise in the Tropical and Marine Sciences.
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About North Queensland

  • North Queensland is world renowned for its expertise in the Tropical and Marine Sciences.
  • Townsville is home to world leading research facilities including the Australian Institute of Marine Science, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the Australian Institute for Tropical Medicine, the tropical centre of the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and a range of Commonwealth Research Centres (CRCs) focused on tropical science and tropical agriculture.
  • Cairns boasts easy access to Asia with an international airport that has direct flights to Japan, China, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Guam.
  • North Queensland has a tropical climate perfect for those looking to escape the cold.
  • North Queensland is the gateway to two world heritage listed places including the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef and the Wet Tropics of Queensland
  • James Cook University has campuses in both Townsville and Cairns and is ranked in the top four percentof the world's tertiary institutions by the respected Academic Ranking of World Universities produced by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
  • North Queensland with its idyllic location has the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef, tropical islands, wet tropical rainforests, national parks, wetlands and many historical and outback experiences.

Why study in Queensland?

Queensland as a study destination has many exclusive benefits including:

  1. The only state with a major international network with representation in 17 cities around the world.
  2. Easy access from your home country. The only state with three major international airports – Gold Coast, Brisbane and Cairns
  3. Half price local transport concessions for international students on accredited courses
  4. Queensland has warm and sunny weather with the vast majority of the state receiving an average of 8 to 9 hours of sunshine every day.
  5. Queensland has 5 of Australia’s 11 World Heritage sites and is home to many famous landmarks including the world famous Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, countless islands from the Whitsunday’s to Fraser Island and more than 200 national parks.
  6. Queensland is a leader in research with nine major research centres in Mining and Energy, over 40 major research centres in Health and Medical, 18 major research centres in Environment and Nature, 14 in Food and Agriculture, 9 in ICT and Multimedia, 7 in Defence, Aviation and Space and 20 in Manufacturing and Design
  7. Free schooling for children of PhD students and 576 visa holders.

Read more about studying in Queensland at www.studyqueensland.qld.edu.au

Last updated: Monday, 27 October 2014 4:56:55 PM

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