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James Cook University – The Science Place

In 2012, James Cook University was successful in its application for a $47 million investment by the Federal Government for a new large science precinct named, The Science Place. The Science Place, based on the Townsville campus,will house all teaching, research education, and research activity, as well as support the projected growth of students and staff over the decade from 2016. It will also combine all undergraduate teaching and research education for the College of Science, Technology and Engineering, and other science-based subjects from other colleges.

The project, which includes multi-storey buildings and lecture theatres, is expected to take four years.

The Science place cluster will have:

•    next-generation and collaborative lecture theatres
•    high capacity computer laboratories and technology enabled Active learning spaces
•    state-of-the-art teaching laboratories
•    research laboratories designed to facilitate research education
•    a student interaction area and peer-to-peer learning spaces

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