Message from the DVC

On behalf of the Singapore campus of James Cook University, I would like to welcome you to the great community that is our Singapore campus. The Singapore campus of James Cook University is a young and dynamic institution that has made a remarkable impact in the relatively short time that we have been operating in this amazing country. As the only foreign institution with University status here in Singapore we enjoy a unique platform for delivering an international education of the highest quality, whilst enjoying the unrivalled opportunities of operating in Singapore’s dynamic business environment.


DVC Singapore


As a new arrival myself to campus in 2019 I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead JCUS into its next period of evolution and feel confident in doing so with the support of so many committed and inspired people. The internationalization of higher education is one of transformational phenomena of the 21st Century and JCU has been one of the earliest and most successful pioneers in this exciting new market. We are respected by our stakeholders, admired by our peers and loved by our alumni. As one of the leaders in this new market it is our responsibility to continue the exacting quality standards that provide such a strong foundation to our university whilst continuing to innovate, looking for new ways to exploit our unique platform and finding new opportunities to interpret “a University for the Tropics” that deliver value for our students and society.

People represent our greatest asset and the incredible diversity of our staff means that today’s campus environment is rich in expertise, international cultures, overseas connections and deep regional knowledge.

Everyone at the Singapore campus of James Cook University is guided in their behaviours through our Values & Beliefs. Our Statement of Strategic Intent and our Values & Beliefs are stated at this intranet as well as placed at your offices on our Campus.

I look forward, as the year progresses, to meeting very many of you, in sharing our personal stories and learning how each of our resources can be leveraged to take our University forward and to make your career at JCUS as fulfilling as possible.

Wishing you every success as we take this exciting journey together. 

Professor Chris Rudd OBE
Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus, Singapore


Creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference.

Values and Beliefs

Our actions are underpinned by our values and beliefs:


  • Excellence
  • Authenticity
  • Integrity
  • Sustainability
  • Mutual Respect
  • Discovery


  • We recognise that knowledge has the power to change lives
  • We ignite and support a passion for learning in our community
  • We are enriched by and support our communities’ diversity
  • We understand that a sustainable environment is central to our lives and our work
  • We uphold our commitments