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Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks: “Investing in our universities is investing in Australia’s future”

CDU backs call for game-changing investment

Charles Darwin University has backed a new call for a “game-changing” national investment strategy in wealth-generating research and innovation. Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks said that as...

Professor of Chemical Engineering Suresh Thennadil will deliver the third Charles Darwin University Professorial Lecture for 2015

Lecture to focus on solving industry challenges

Technology with wide-ranging benefits for medical diagnostics and addressing challenges faced by industries in the Northern Territory, including oil and gas, will be the subject of the third Charles...

Historian Alan Powell has penned a new book documenting a significant period in Central Australian history

Book documents history of desert country

The native title claim and the subsequent hand-back of a remote pocket of desert country to the Warlpiri people in Central Australia is the subject of a new book by Charles Darwin University...

Brancusi Palms, Marina Strocchi, 2003, acrylic on paper, 75 x 56.5cm, CDU Art Collection, CDU1852

Strocchi exhibition spans two decades

An exhibition spanning more than 20 years of work by renowned Central Australia-based artist Marina Strocchi will open at the Charles Darwin University Art Gallery in Darwin this month.  The...

Participants during the 2015 CDU Greek In-Country Language Program

CDU secures student exchange funds for 2016

Charles Darwin University has received $76,000 in Federal Government funding to support students studying overseas in 2016. The Endeavour Mobility Grants will provide 23 student grants, including 10...

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CDU senior lecturer in Business Dr Susan Bandias is investigating the ICT sector’s gender gap

Study explores why women switch off from computer sciences

A series of national surveys on women’s employment experiences in Information Communication Technology (ICT) has provided insight into the sector’s gender gap. Discrimination, low wages, and career...

Alison Sinclair … Examining soil samples for radio-active particles

New method for testing uranium mine erosion

A Charles Darwin University doctoral graduate has developed a new and improved method for measuring the environmental impact of uranium mining. Environmental chemistry student Alison Sinclair said...

Dr Michael Binks graduated with a PhD at the Charles Darwin University ceremony last month

A breath of fresh air for Indigenous kids

Research by a Charles Darwin University PhD graduate into a respiratory disease that hospitalises Indigenous children throughout the Northern Territory will help these kids breathe easier. With an...

Dr Carol Palmer has discovered crucial information that will help conserve species such as the bottlenose dolphin

Research aids NT marine conservation

With almost no information about whale or dolphin species in Northern Territory waters and development around the coast on the increase, PhD graduate Carol Palmer has discovered crucial information...

From left: CDU PhD candidate Hannah Ling, workshop facilitator Bernadetta Devi and CDU project leader Rohan Fisher (centre) with the Indonesian Workplace Study Tour participants

Indonesian stakeholders observe Australian mining practices

Charles Darwin University researchers are leading East Indonesian stakeholders on a workplace study tour in Australia, which will address artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) practices in the...

Dr Nektarios Alexi … “trusting relationship is necessary for help to be beneficial”

Stigma still a stumbling block for people with mental illness

A Charles Darwin University researcher has completed a novel investigation into what helps and what hinders people’s willingness to seek support in times of mental illness. Nektarios Alexi said he...

Georgina Dornier and Jessie Anderson discuss health courses at CRANAplus

Themes emerge in health workers’ stories

A Charles Darwin University student has gathered the stories of 21 health professionals as part of a project to determine what might help future practitioners better prepare to work in the field of...

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Final year Exercise and Sports Science student Sarah Guajardo has been working in the lab to provide further information to participants

Results on health and fitness at endurance event

The results are in for participants of this year’s Gran Fondo endurance cycling race involved in a research project facilitated by Charles Darwin University staff and students as part of the two-day...

Artist’s impression of the new neighbourhood centre at The Heights, Durack

Work starts on neighbourhood centre at The Heights

Construction has started on a $1.5 million neighbourhood centre at The Heights, Durack – just next door to Charles Darwin University’s Palmerston campus. Designed by local architects MKEA Architects...

Bharat Desai, Lyle Mellors, Kay Eade and Nurjis Sethi at Business at Sunset in Alice Springs

Sunset lights up business network meeting

Staff at Alice Springs campus have made the most of an opportunity to showcase Charles Darwin University’s home town education and training offerings to the business community. About 120 Alice...

Head of Greek Studies Associate Professor George Frazis says poetry is important to Greek identity

Greek poetry reading in motion

The rich poetry of one of Greece’s most influential wordsmiths has been recited during the first series of Greek poetry seminars at CDU. Head of Greek Studies Associate Professor George Frazis said...

Solar Team Twente members Lars Van Der Aa (left), Fieke Hillerstrom and Coen Hartjes

Dutch solar drivers just pipped race

Dutch university students have driven to victory in the world’s biggest solar car race after taking residency at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus. The 19 students from Solar Team Twente...

Marrara Christian College student Leah Beissel examines a freshwater redclaw crayfish during the ConocoPhillips Science Experience

Science entices secondary students

Northern Territory high school students have explored the world of science during the annual ConocoPhillips Science Experience at Casuarina campus. More than 100 secondary students from 12 schools...

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Senior Lecturer in Clinical Sciences Dr Rama Jayaraj with his 2015 Pride of Australia “Inspiration Medal” for the NT. Photo courtesy NT News

Honour for inspirational cancer researcher

A Charles Darwin University lecturer and cancer researcher has been recognised for his significant contribution to education in the Northern Territory in receiving the 2015 Pride of Australia “...

Dr Ben Fisk attends the simulated search and rescue training

Earthquake scenario trains disaster response specialists

A Charles Darwin University lecturer has returned from an event that saw some of the world’s leaders in disaster management gather for training in simulated search and rescue disaster scenarios. A...

Professor Steven Larkin … Share ideas, facilitate learning, contemplate a way forward

Delegates explore ways to boost Indigenous participation

A leading Indigenous academic said a national conversation about ways to improve university study prospects among Indigenous Australians had been advanced at a conference in Darwin recently. Charles...

Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Research Training Professor Lawrence Cram presents this year’s award to Northern Institute Director Professor Ruth Wallace in Dr Andrew Taylor’s absence

Award and seminar part of Open Access Week

Charles Darwin University Northern Institute Senior Research Fellow Dr Andrew Taylor has won the 2015 CDU Library Open Access Award presented as part of Open Access Week last month. This is the...

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NT Australian Culinary Federation representative John Borlagdan and Champion First Year Apprentice Maria Hoad

Student chef wins crown and golden ticket

A Charles Darwin University student has been crowned Champion First Year Apprentice at the Fonterra Foodservice National Apprentice Competition final in Perth. Certificate III in Commercial Cookery...

Elizabeth Grylls has created brightly coloured mock magazine posters for her Honours exhibition

Artist explores curse of the cover girl

A visual arts student has uncovered what lies beneath the glossy covers of magazines and presented these in her honours exhibition at Charles Darwin University. Elizabeth Grylls said she was...

Erin Westerhuis measures the diameter of a river red gum in Alice Springs

Student’s birds-eye view of Outback river tree

A Charles Darwin University student has taken to the skies above Central Australia as part of a research project to examine the health of the inland Australian tree, the river red gum. Alice Springs...

Visual arts students Sandra Chin (left), Sarah Elizabeth, Isabella Giffard and Irene O'Meara peddled their artistic creations at the market

Art students shine at sunset markets

Visual arts students have tested their sales skills by transforming Darwin’s iconic Mindil Beach Sunset Market into a classroom for the first time. The Charles Darwin University Certificate IV...

CDU students Caitlin Chisholm (left), Nirali Patel and April Payne have completed the rogaining challenge

Students navigate to national rogaining championship

Three friends from Charles Darwin University have represented the Northern Territory in a 24-hour long distance cross-country navigation competition in New South Wales. Biomedical science student...

New scholarship for students with a passion for technology

Scholarship backs tech-savvy students of tomorrow

Applications are open for a new scholarship supporting Charles Darwin University students who have a passion for technology and innovation. The Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship, valued at $...

Participants at the song-making workshop … four songs in two days

Song-making workshop a hit with music students

Two highly credentialed music industry professionals have worked with a group of aspiring Central Australian musicians to produce a set of radio-ready songs during a workshop at Charles Darwin...

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