JCU Cairns Institute

James Cook University has established an institute for advanced studies in the social sciences and humanities. It adds a vital human, social and cultural dimension to other internationally renowned JCU research centres whose work impacts on the lives of communities in the region.

Established in 2009, The Cairns Institute brings together the expertise and intellectual resources of more than 20 academic disciplines, creating a uniquely robust and relevant research, consulting, training and teaching hub for Northern Australia, South and South-East Asia and the Pacific.

This Institute gives concrete expression to the University’s aim to become one of the world’s leading research universities in the tropics.

As a repository of regional knowledge and research capacity, it is perfectly positioned to make a significant contribution to the development of a sustainable quality of life for tropical communities.

CA Architects worked on this scheme with Cox Architecture, formerly Cox Rayner Architects, as part of the JCU Design competition.