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Students get to work at the CDU Waterfont campus

Waterfront facility opens for business

The new CDU Waterfront campus has opened for Semester 1, 2015. The purpose-built, five-storey building is now home to the CDU Business School, with its courses encompassing both VET and Higher...

Professor of Chemical Engineering Suresh Thennadil will deliver the first 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 some industries in the Northern Territory, including oil and gas, will be the subject for the first...

Students at Orientation on Casuarina campus. From left: Timika King and Remy Fowler

Hundreds step into new life at uni

Hundreds of students have experienced their first taste of university life during Orientation Week at Charles Darwin University's Casuarina campus. Around 600 new and returning students prepared...

From left:  Professor Giselle Byrnes, IMT Professor Jayanthi Ranjan,  and Master of Business Administration coordinator Dr Rajeev Sharma

Conference provides platform for global collaborations

Charles Darwin University representatives have attended a global conference in India as part of a partnership with the Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad. The CDU academics recently...

Training Minister Peter Styles meets apprentice mechanics Darren Wauchope and Kayla Williams in the automotive workshop

Trainee mechanics meet, greet Minister

Twenty apprentice mechanics put their tools and text books aside for a few minutes to say g’day to Employment and Training Minister Peter Styles, who made a courtesy call to Casuarina campus last...

Menzies School of Health Research will hold a range of events to celebrate 30 years of research, innovation and education with the NT community

Menzies celebrates 30 years of health research

One of Australia’s most celebrated medical research institutes will celebrate 30 years of pioneering health research, education and training this year. From its headquarters in Darwin, the Menzies...

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RESEARCH

Researcher Huw Brokensha says proposed changes could limit the number of potential years of retirement for Indigenous Territorians

Report forecasts Indigenous pension disadvantage

Researchers are investigating how proposed changes to age pension eligibility might affect the Northern Territory’s Indigenous population. Researchers Dr Andrew Taylor and Huw Brokensha, from the...

A pup from the wolf pack. Photographer: Itamar Yairi

Wolves find sanctuary in Israeli minefield

A Churchill Fellow has journeyed through dense snow to a minefield in Israel’s Golan Heights in search of an elusive wolf pack. Charles Darwin University researcher Dr Arian Wallach said the...

PhD candidate Jayson Ibanez has been awarded for his biodiversity conservation work in the Philippines

PhD candidate receives Yale award

A PhD candidate has received a prestigious award from Yale University in the USA for a program promoting biodiversity conservation in the Philippines. Jayson Ibanez received the Second Place award...

Dr Samantha Disbray … “alarmingly high incarceration rate”

New project to help Indigenous speakers understand law

A Charles Darwin University researcher in Central Australia has begun work on a project to help Indigenous people better understand Australian law. Linguist Dr Samantha Disbray, from CDU’s Northern...

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Northern Institute Director Professor Ruth Wallace says the IWD event will aim to encourage young Indigenous women to consider research careers

International Women’s Day event to celebrate Indigenous researchers

Prominent Indigenous women will share stories about their work “on country” at an annual International Women’s Day (IWD) event at Casuarina campus on Friday (6 March). NT Minister for Women’s Policy...

AusTalk Data Collection Manager Bruce Birch is recording the speech of long-term Territorians

Researcher records Territory ‘true talk’

A researcher will capture the unique ways Territorians speak via a series of audio recordings for a national database. AusTalk Data Collection Manager Bruce Birch has begun recording the speech of...

Former NT Administrator Ted Egan AO has paid tribute to one of the NT’s greatest heroes

NT war hero’s legacy all a song

The legacy of one of the Northern Territory’s bravest soldiers has been immortalised in the lyrics of a traditional bush ballad. History enthusiast and former NT Administrator Ted Egan AO paid...

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Sharon Bell (centre) congratulates high-achieving Central Australian students Mark Robertson, Ella Syme, Anna Miers and Sarah Moore

Three cheers for Territory’s top students

Charles Darwin University has acknowledged the Territory’s top high school students during celebrations in Alice Springs and Darwin. With some students sharing the same rankings, nine students from...

Confucius Institute Director, Professor Martin Jarvis says the Chinese community represents an important part of Darwin’s culture

Darwin residents celebrate Chinese Spring Festival

Darwin residents have embraced an important festival in the Chinese calendar with traditional activities and celebrations at Casuarina campus. The Confucius Institute joined with the Australia China...

Professor Simon Maddocks … “Considerable increase in philanthropic and charitable support”

Appeal to unlock NT’s potential

Charles Darwin University is moving ahead to unlock the potential of individuals and communities with a fundraising appeal designed to raise $5 million. In launching the 25th Anniversary Appeal late...

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STAFF

Felicity Gerry QC: “We are not suggesting blanket surveillance on victims”

Combatting human trafficking with cyber technology

Modern technologies could be used more extensively to combat human trafficking around the world, but that care would need to be taken so victims’ right to privacy was not infringed in the process, a...

Julie Wells is remembered as a loved friend, academic, historian and teacher

Vale - Julie Therese Wells

Julie Wells is remembered as a loved friend, academic, historian and teacher. Together with her partner Peter Quinn, they drove to Darwin in the early 1980s. Julie, an honours history graduate from...

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STUDENTS

New Colombo Plan ambassadors from CDU with University Indonesia lecturer Dr Heru Susetyo (second from left) and the Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Paul Grigson (fourth from left)

New Colombo Plan ambassadors visit University Indonesia

Law students have represented Charles Darwin University as ambassadors of the Federal Government’s New Colombo Plan program in Indonesia. The nine students travelled to University Indonesia in...

City of Darwin Lord Mayor Katrina Fong Lim has welcomed new international students to Casuarina campus

International students prepare for uni

The City of Darwin Lord Mayor has welcomed international students from around the world to their new home. Lord Mayor Katrina Fong Lim welcomed the international students as part of their initiation...

Third year apprentices Sharali Mahomet, Jason Holtham (front) and Daniel De Palma construct a mock-up roof on campus

Roofing trades help raise skills at CDU

With squally storms and cyclones a constant threat to Top End homes, trade lecturers at Charles Darwin University are doing their part to keep residents and their most prized possessions safe this...

NT Medical Program students with Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks (centre)

Community welcomes students into NT Medical Program

Prominent members of the medical and academic communities have welcomed students entering their first year of the Northern Territory Medical Program this semester. Charles Darwin University Vice-...

Indonesian language students, Rebecca Lambert (left), Claudia Hudson and Brad Parker with Indonesian lecturer Nathan Franklin

Language students taste Indonesian life

Students have immersed themselves in Indonesian language and culture during an in-country learning program on the island of Lombok. More than 20 Indonesian language students recently travelled to...

A week-long academic writing workshop for graduate and post-graduate students held at the Northern Institute

Writing workshop a huge success

A week-long academic writing workshop for graduate and post-graduate students held at the Northern Institute has been a resounding success. From more than 400 applications, a group of 18...

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REGIONAL CAMPUSES

VET lecturer Kerrie Cokley (centre) with agriculture students Lucy Campbell and Meg Rasheed

Safety top issue for agriculture students

The Katherine Rural Campus was a hive of activity last week with 40 students engaged in a course to build the skills they need to work on cattle stations, while another 30 took training and...

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