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Menzies building at dusk

About CDU

A Top 100 university in the Asia Pacific

Welcome to CDU

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is based in the capital city of Darwin at the heart of Australia's tropical north. It is the Australian university located most closely to the Asia-Pacific region.

CDU has all the advantages of a dual-sector university including flexibility in study options – as a recognised leader in online education – creativity, adaptability and freedom to embrace the history and traditions of First Australians and the multitude of nations represented by our international student population.

Professor Mike Wilson, Interim Vice-Chancellor

Prof Mike Wilson

Research and Innovation

Located in the remote far north of Australia, research is central to the purpose of Charles Darwin University, and closely tied to the needs of the Northern Territory and the Territory’s immediate region: Timor Leste, Eastern Indonesia and the Arafura Sea.

Taking research samples in river

CDU Public lectures

CDU hosts a range of public lectures, produces Origins - our bi-annual publication, and is home to Territory FM at our Casuarina campus. 

Audience of an event