Major projects

Charles Darwin University is growing its
capabilities to deliver more teaching and research to our community.


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About CDU

University profile

CDU dates back to the 1950s. With no offices or permanent staff, shorthand and French were first conducted in school premises.

Our faculties and schools

CDU's faculties and schools offer comprehensive courses and tailored programs to help you start your NextLife.

Corporate information

Through education and research, CDU has helped to strengthen the social and economic development of northern Australia and the Asia-pacific region.

Campuses and centres

CDU teaches 21,000 students at four campuses and four training centres. It also delivers training in more than 170 remote locations across the Territory.

Learning and teaching

The University promotes and supports the development of educational practices that provide high-quality and diverse learning experiences for all students.

Partnerships and industry collaboration

From the Government to other universities, CDU has established many strong partnerships around the world.

Fast Facts About CDU

  • Times Higher Education ranks CDU in the top 2 percent of universities in the world.

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    Times Higher Education ranks CDU in the list of top 150 universities in the world under 50 years old.

  • Reuters ranks CDU in the top 4 in Australia and NZ for research quality in Environmental Science.

  • Each year CDU teaches over 4,000 Indigenous students in over 150 locations across the NT.

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    Reuters ranks CDU in the top 4 in Australia and NZ for research quality in Ecology.

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