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COVID-19 updates for the CDU community

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CDU Short Courses

Upskill during the COVID-19 pandemic with CDU's new suite of discounted Higher Education short courses and free VET short courses.

Why choose CDU?

  • CDU is ranked =1st for graduate salary and 2nd for graduate employment in Australia

    The Good Universities Guide ratings provide independent five-star performance ratings for every university in Australia.

  • A Rising Star in the 'Class of 2030'

    Times Higher Education identifies CDU as one of an elite global group of ‘rising stars’ - a new generation of challenger universities rising in world rankings.

  • A leader in Indigenous education

    Each year CDU teaches over 4,000 Indigenous students in over 150 locations across the NT.

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Research and Innovation

We are a research-intensive university with a commitment to building collaborative, co-designed research support. Concentrated within the central unit of Research and Innovation, we provide high-quality support and administration of research and consultancy projects, from conception to completion.

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Alumni and Giving

University Advancement plays a pivotal role in maintaining strong links with alumni, friends and supporters of the Charles Darwin University through a programme of events, services and communications.

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