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CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks has congratulated staff on this exceptional ranking

CDU receives international recognition

Charles Darwin University has risen to its highest ever rank after the release of The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It now ranks in the top 300 universities globally. One of the...

Minister Peter Styles, CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks and Nadine Jones from Southern Cross Television at the awards

CDU tops NT as exporter of the year

Charles Darwin University has been acknowledged for its outstanding international success by winning the Exporter of the Year title at the 2015 Chief Minister's NT Export and Industry Awards. CDU...

Hundreds of students will celebrate with a broad range of vocational and higher education qualifications at one of two ceremonies this month

Grads to celebrate this month

The latest Charles Darwin University graduands will emerge as qualified engineers, artists, health practitioners, educators, plumbers, and even arborists at the upcoming graduation ceremonies this...

Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks presents the 2015 CDU Arts Award to Yolngu filmmaker Ishmael Marika

Search on for NT’s young achievers

Nominations are open for the 2016 Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards, which acknowledge, encourage and promote the positive achievements of young Territorians. The awards were launched...

CDU Chinese studies lecturer Amy Yu presents at the “CDU Engagement with China” event

CDU celebrates ties with Asian neighbours

Charles Darwin University has celebrated its strong ties with two Asian neighbours through a series of events held at Casuarina campus. The recent engagement with China and Timor-Leste events...

Director International Strategy and Development Monica Turvey says Sri Lankan students are showing great interest in studying at CDU

Sri Lanka trip achieves successful outcomes

Charles Darwin University is working towards streamlining its credit transfer process for Sri Lankan Diploma of Nursing graduates who hope to advance their qualifications by studying abroad. The...

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Professor Martin Jarvis … Startling discovery regarding Mozart’s sister

Music professor sheds light on Mozart mystery

A Charles Darwin University academic believes he has helped solve a 250-year-old classical music mystery involving the sister of genius composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Professor Martin Jarvis and...

Gender equity research by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Bell has been released

Research, pilot focus on gender equality

Issues surrounding the advancement of women in science are the focus of recently released research and a national pilot program. Research by Charles Darwin University Deputy Vice-Chancellor...

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From left: Vicky Maddocks, CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks and The Heights, Durack, Project Director Geoff Smith at the family fun day

Update from The Heights, Durack

Charles Darwin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks was among members of the local community who converged on The Heights, Durack, recently for the estate’s family fun day. Located...

Associate Professor of Economics Ram Vemuri will present several sessions and workshops at OBM

CDU supports OBM

Charles Darwin University’s Business School at the Darwin Waterfront will host a range of events for October Business Month (OBM). As a Platinum Sponsor of OBM, the School will host events focusing...

The next DSO concert is set for 24 October

DSO tunes up for next concert

The Darwin Symphony Orchestra's upcoming third MasterSeries concert draws its name from the title of Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin's new flute concerto, “Night and Now”.  In an inspired...

CDU horticulture students from left: Camilla Arnold, Vanessa Cannell, Jesse Denford and Matt Casey

Plant sale to flourish at CDU

Darwin residents can enhance their gardens in time for the wet season with a range of plants on offer at the annual Charles Darwin University Plant Sale. A variety of native, ornamental and indoor...

Student Delwyn Williams painting the Yarning Circle in Alice Springs

Yarning Circle takes shape in Alice

Construction of the Yarning Circle at Charles Darwin University’s Alice Springs campus is almost complete, with a team of painters moving in to decorate the floor of the open-air space. The...

Trades team leader Jamie Finn presents the CDU stock car to speedway president Garth Thompson and several emerging drivers

Auto project car finds new home

Charles Darwin University has donated its title-winning racing car to the Arunga Park Speedway Association in Alice Springs. Trades Team Leader Jamie Finn handed the keys to new speedway club...

Food lovers have rolled into NT Food Week. From left: Commercial Cookery and Bakery lecturer Antonio Tjung and team leader Robert Schwerdt

Barbecue bonanza at NT Food Week

Food lovers have sharpened their sausage sizzling skills at the first NT Food Week at Charles Darwin University’s Palmerston campus. Participants learned how to mince different kinds of meats,...

Trades team leader Jamie Finn talks to a member of the public about automotive repair techniques at the Red CentreNATS

Motor sport event sparks interest in trades

The first Red CentreNATS motor sports event in Alice Springs provided Charles Darwin University with a perfect opportunity to demonstrate a variety of trades courses to an engaged public. Trades...

Kade Green, 19, from Tennant Creek, finds out about exercise and sports science courses at CDU

Indigenous youths experience uni life

Indigenous youths from the Barkly and East Arnhem Land have experienced university life in the Top End during a recent program at Charles Darwin University. The 13 teenagers from Yirrkala and...

Swedish printmaker Dr Mikael Kihlman ran a workshop and exhibited his works during a recent visit to CDU

Swedish printmaker puts his stamp on Darwin

An acclaimed artist from Sweden has shared his wisdom about the art of printmaking during a recent visit to Charles Darwin University. During his first trip to Darwin, Dr Mikael Kihlman reunited...

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Mark McCormack … “I like to see students succeed”

‘Lights, camera, action’ for new media lecturer

Charles Darwin University’s newest vocational education and training lecturer met a classroom of budding student film-makers for the first time recently. Mark McCormack joined CDU as media trainer...

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Ryleigh Hunt says the competition has inspired her to continue competing

NT chefs take triple bronze

Charles Darwin University cookery students have taken home three bronze medals after competing with junior and apprentice chefs from around the country at this year’s National Final of the 2015...

Arboriculture student Alana Murray won a Rookie Award at the recent competition

Trainee arborists win climbing comp

Arboriculture students have climbed to the top of their game at the recent Northern Territory Tree Climbing Championships.  Charles Darwin University Certificate III in Arboriculture students Dean...

The exhibition showcases recent work made as part of Aly De Groot’s studio-based PhD research

Exhibition signals build-up arrival

With the build-up around the corner local artist and Charles Darwin University PhD candidate Aly De Groot has opened her exhibition “The Jellyfish Wars” at the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art....

Arts trainer Henry Smith makes a technical observation in a student’s water colour work of Dog Rock

Great outdoors inspires water colour artists

Charles Darwin University arts students in Alice Springs have turned to Central Australia’s unique natural beauty for inspiration. A class of Certificate IV in Visual Arts students last week swapped...

Middle school students learn to make a café-standard coffee

Students brew tasty coffee in café course

Nine Alice Springs middle school students have served their first real coffees in a restaurant, as part of a program to give them a taste of the cookery and hospitality industries. The students...

Nail Technology students Munatji McKenzie and Jennifer Taylor

Nail art on rise in Red Centre

If practise makes perfect, then there are some highly accomplished nail art practitioners on the horizon in Alice Springs. More than a dozen students have taken part in beauty therapy training...

Students Ejiro Evro Abraham (left), Heidi Gordon and Ashish Sharma at the CDU social work intensive

Social work intensive strengthens students’ skills

Social work students from across the country strengthened their practical skills and knowledge during a five-day intensive program at Charles Darwin University. About 60 internal and external...

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