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  • Top 100 university globally for quality education

    According to the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2021

  • #4 Australian university for graduate employment outcomes

    The Good Universities Guide 2023 ranks CDU as a leader for undergraduate employment outcomes

  • 30 years' experience in distance and online education

    We have what it takes to support flexible study

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  • CDU’s wide range of VET courses will be highlighted at the Palmerston Open Day on Tuesday, September 27.

    Trades and training on display at CDU Palmerston Open Day

    Charles Darwin University (CDU) will highlight its extensive range of VET courses as part of the University’s Palmerston Campus Open Day today.

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  • PhD candidate the first CDU student to receive prominent Chinese government award

    PhD candidate the first CDU student to receive prominent Chinese government award

    PhD candidate and researcher Chongjia (Charlie) Huang has impressed both fellow academics and international ministers after being awarded the ‘2021 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad’ at a prestigious dinner and ceremony recently.

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  • Tanya McDonald at CDU's Alice Springs campus.

    Supporting more First Nations students in the community services sector

    Proud Kirrae Whurrong, Gundijitmarra, Gunai Kurnai woman Tanya McDonald wants to improve the rates of First Nations students working in the community services sector in Alice Springs to reduce family violence.

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