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Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks: “The Northern Territory should be very pleased that the university is receiving this level of international recognition”

We’re on the rise in world uni rankings

Charles Darwin University has risen in the ranks of the world’s top 400 universities during the past 12 months. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings has just released its 2014-15...

Austin Asche AC QC and Shawn du Venage at the NT Training Awards

Graduate’s spark of excitement at training awards

An electro-technology graduate from Central Australia has kept alive Charles Darwin University’s recent tradition of winning the Territory’s top annual award for apprentices. Mature-age graduate...

Hundreds are expected at ceremonies in the Darwin Convention Centre

Graduates to celebrate at ceremonies in Darwin

The latest graduates from Charles Darwin University will take their first qualified steps after receiving their awards in front of family and friends at this year’s end-of-year graduation ceremonies...

CDU Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Sharon Bell acknowledges Dr Lawurrpa Maypilama for her contribution

Elcho Island resident recognised with high honour

A respected resident of Elcho Island’s Galiwin’ku community has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Charles Darwin University. Dr Lawurrpa Maypilama received the award for her significant...

CDU in top 600

World uni rankings: CDU in top 600

Charles Darwin University has featured in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings for 2014/15, which ranks the world’s top 800 universities. High-impact scientific and technological...

Dr Marion Scrymgour will deliver the 2014 Nugget Coombs Memorial Lecture

Lecture on lessons learned from Intervention

The first Indigenous woman elected to the Northern Territory Parliament will discuss the lessons learned from the 2007 Intervention at a lecture this month at Charles Darwin University. Dr Marion...

Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks joined prominent industry, community and government representatives as part of Darwin’s Regional Summit on Developing the North

VC contributes to North Summit

Charles Darwin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks joined prominent industry, community and government representatives on a panel of experts as part of Darwin’s Regional Summit on...

Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson has given a talk at CDU during his national tour

Human Rights Commissioner in Top End visit

Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson has made his first visit as commissioner to Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus. Mr Wilson gave a public talk on the campus about his work,...

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RESEARCH

PhD candidate Stewart Pittard aims to increase knowledge of how feral animals impact the Top End

Tracking feral animals to conserve the Top End

A new research project involving tracking buffalo in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory could contribute to future conservation management strategies for the region. Charles Darwin...

Dr Don Zoellner … “the justice budget has increased to more than $600 million”

More poor in jail helps NT manage economy

A Charles Darwin University academic has revealed how the Territory’s rising prison population has served as a long-term mechanism for managing the economy. The observation by CDU’s Northern...

Professor Jai Singh says materials research can improve the quality of life for people worldwide

Nuclear imaging advances could ‘thwart terrorism and disease’

Research that could prevent terrorism and improve the detection of life-threatening diseases is being highlighted in a new book co-edited by a Charles Darwin University professor. In his book, “...

Professor Karen Gibb has helped advance the study of microbial source tracking

Research provides insights into Darwin beach closure mystery

Researchers from Charles Darwin University have discovered the potential sources behind the dry season closures of some Darwin beaches on several occasions in 2010 and 2011 due to elevated E. coli...

CDU researchers Rosemary Gundjarranbuy and Lawurrpa Maypilama are helping Yolngu communities share health information

Full and true stories about Aboriginal health

A project aiming to improve access to health information for Yolngu communities of Northeast Arnhem Land has had resounding effects in the region. Indigenous and non-Indigenous Charles Darwin...

Jan Salmon has mapped the development of Darwin’s hinterland

Darwin’s hinterland development bucks national experience

The transformation of Darwin’s hinterland during the past 70 years into a shire of more than 20,000 people is unique for an Australian capital city. Charles Darwin University researcher Jan Salmon...

Dr Tom Brewer … “We want to find out what people value around Darwin Harbour and the foreshore”

Community asked to map Darwin Harbour’s future

Darwin residents have begun responding to an innovative survey designed to gather data on their favourite places around the harbour. Charles Darwin University’s Northern Institute researcher Dr Tom...

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Krishnan Kannoorpatti is the first academic in Australia to receive his Chartered Engineer status through the new initiative

Engineering partnership an Australian first

Charles Darwin University and Engineers Australia have embarked on the first Professional Development Program partnership in the academic sector in Australia. The partnership agreement supports...

Emerging artist Joshua Bonson was the 2014 CDU Arts Award winner

Nominations open to award NT young achievers

Nominations are open for the Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards, which acknowledge, encourage and promote the positive achievements of young Territorians. Minister for Young Territorians, Peter...

Andrew Warton will provide the keynote address during Safety Awareness Week

Emergency expert tells how to play it safe

A man who awoke to the shudders of an earthquake that killed 80,000 people will be the keynote speaker at Charles Darwin University’s first Safety Awareness Week this month. Recently appointed...

Dr George Archibald will share stories about crane conservation at his public talk

Renowned conservationist to ‘Dance with Cranes’ at CDU

One of the world’s most influential conservationists will raise awareness about the plight of the crane during a public event at Charles Darwin University. Co-founder of the International Crane...

Professor Peter Kell said the conference would bring together local Indigenous educators, allied local and interstate industry partners

Conference to focus on Indigenous education

A conference will bring together leaders and innovators in Indigenous education to discuss opportunities to improve Indigenous education and training outcomes in remote Indigenous and urban schools...

Nursing Lecturer Janie Mason will compare nursing experiences in her presentation at the 2014 Annual History Colloquium

Researchers to talk history at public event

Historians will share their research about the Northern Territory and beyond at an upcoming event run in collaboration with Charles Darwin University. The CDU researchers will join specialists from...

Luke McLaughlin wants to study nursing or medicine at university

Students discover career opportunities

High school students from across the Northern Territory have learned about study and career pathways at Charles Darwin University’s Year 10 Discovery Day. About 400 students from Darwin, Palmerston...

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STAFF

Vale Professor James Mitroy

Vale Professor James Mitroy

James (Jim) Mitroy, an admired Australian physicist and a pioneer of higher education in the Northern Territory, passed away suddenly in Darwin on 27 August 2104. He was 57. Jim’s lifelong interest...

Professor Wayne Cristaudo … “East and West are eager to learn from the other”

East-West relations spark Professor’s new book

The acceleration of China-West relations in recent years has provided the catalyst for a new book co-edited by a Charles Darwin University academic. Professor of Political Science Wayne Cristaudo is...

Christine Tayler … honoured by peers in the early childhood sector

Prestigious award for Children’s Services lecturer

Children’s Services lecturer Christine Tayler has won the prestigious Barbara Creaser Memorial Award at the Early Childhood Australia conference in Melbourne. The award recognises Ms Tayler’s...

Co-editor Professor Stephen Garnett (right) says the hard work has paid off. Pictured with Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks

Book awarded for ‘world first’ plan

Two environmental scientists have been recognised for producing the world’s first climate change adaptation plan for Australian birds. Charles Darwin University researchers Professor Stephen Garnett...

Professor Mike Fellows … Nerode Prize winner

Academic wins international maths prize

CDU computer scientist Professor Mike Fellows has been named among the winners of an international mathematics prize presented in Europe recently. Professor Fellows was one of four co-authors to be...

Law lecturer Danial Kelly has spoken at the ASEAN conference in Bali

Traditional communities on ASEAN conference agenda

A Charles Darwin University law lecturer has discussed ways Indonesia can involve its traditional communities in major economic developments. Danial Kelly recently made a presentation at the...

Lord Mayor Katrina Fong Lim greets Filipino international student Maria Ana Miranda

Lord Mayor welcomes international students to Darwin

The Lord Mayor of Darwin has welcomed to the Top End CDU’s latest intake of international students. Lord Mayor Katrina Fong Lim recently held a reception for the 56 international students at her...

Dr Steven Farram: “How do we get a quality historian from the way we teach students?”

NT historian wins national award

A Darwin historian has gained national recognition for his article about teaching history in Australian universities. Charles Darwin University History lecturer Dr Steven Farram won Best Article of...

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STUDENTS

Skyla Stewart with the WorldSkills gold medal

Hospitality student wins WorldSkills gold

An Alice Springs Hospitality graduate has become one of only a handful of Territorians to win a gold medal at the WorldSkills Australia National Competition. Skyla Stewart won gold in the VETiS Food...

NAIDOC award winner Nathan Canuto will tour top overseas universities in October

Student Ambassador to tour world’s best universities

An outstanding Indigenous Student Ambassador at Charles Darwin University has been selected to visit some of the world’s top universities as part of an upcoming study tour. Nathan Canuto will attend...

Visual Arts student Joel Mitchell will display his woodwork sculptures

Art season is in the air at CDU

It’s art season at Charles Darwin University with students displaying their works across five different exhibitions around Darwin. Works by emerging artists enrolled in CDU Higher Education or...

Commercial Cookery and Bakery Team Leader Robert Schwerdt presents Certificate III in Retail Baking student Deborah Trebilcock with her award

NT star bakers on the rise

The aroma of fresh baked goods has filled the air at Palmerston campus as talented bakers from across the Territory worked to produce an array of breads, pastries and cakes to impress judges at the...

Graduate Amanda Sunners says she is honoured to win the outstanding industry award

Tropical building design makes cool win

A Charles Darwin University graduate has won a top Northern Territory business and construction industry award. Amanda Sunners won the Excellence in Student Building Design and Drafting award at the...

Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste, His Excellency Mr Peter Doyle with Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks and Rector at the National University of Timor-Leste, Professor Aurelio Guterres

CDU celebrates increase in Timorese alumni

The growing number of Timorese alumni at Charles Darwin University has been celebrated at a special ceremony in Timor-Leste. Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks said the event acknowledged CDU’...

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REGIONAL CAMPUSES

Some of the 10,000 pinch pots for the TOUCH exhibition

Creative clay project helps community stick together

Two Charles Darwin University art lecturers have combined their creative talents to curate a unique ceramics exhibition that will open in Alice Springs this week. Visual arts lecturer Suzi Lyon and...

Rebecca Grange, Kellie Stagg and Moby Edwards at Try’a Skill in Alice Springs

Students use hands to build skills

About 150 middle school students from Central Australia tried their hands at a number of vocational activities during the two-day Try’a Skill program at Alice Springs campus recently. Senior VET...

Apprentice Tom Clarke and construction trainer Jeff Nobbs

Carpentry student nails construction award

An outstanding trades student from Alice Springs has won an excellence award from the construction industry. Certificate III in carpentry student Tom Clarke won the Construction Apprentice Mentoring...

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