Issue 19
Monday, 06 November 2017
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Chief Minister Michael Gunner and Professor Simon Maddocks welcome the seven-year agreement
Chief Minister Michael Gunner and Professor Simon Maddocks welcome the seven-year agreement

New deal strengthens bond with NT Government

By Patrick Nelson

Charles Darwin University and the Northern Territory Government have entered into a new partnership agreement that strengthens the relationship between the two bodies and identifies common strategic objectives in education, research, industry and the community.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks said the 2017-2024 Partnership Agreement continued the strong and productive relationship that was established in 2003.

“This new agreement will allow the university to continue to work in partnership with the Northern Territory Government and its agencies, enhancing our capacity to develop the economic, social and environmental agenda of the Territory. It also recognises the importance of CDU to the Northern Territory,” Professor Maddocks said.

“The agreement extends the long and prosperous relationship that has enabled the delivery of robust research and education programs, which have been beneficial to both parties as well as build capacity at an organisational, regional and Territory-wide level.

“It will serve as a strategic point of reference for exchanging ideas, setting collaborative goals and for enhancing opportunities for community engagement around mutually important issues.”

Professor Maddocks and Chief Minister Michael Gunner signed the Memorandum of Understanding at a ceremony at the Darwin Convention Centre on Friday.