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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.

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Learning and teaching

Jobs at CDU

Leadership and governance

We are a multi-sector university that provides training and education to students across our locations in the Northern Territory and Australia.

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Values and culture

At Charles Darwin University we have a passion and a vision to use our skills and knowledge to help shape a brighter future.

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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

News and events

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

Four Taiwanese Indigenous sports science students are kicking goals with a cultural and study program at Charles Darwin University this week. Exercise and Sport Science Lecturer Daniel Gahreman said the students were visiting Darwin from the National Taiwanese University of Sports until 20 August. “We have had an action-packed schedule with locker room, game prep and training with the male NT Thunder players,” Dr Gahreman said. “They had a great time meeting the players and kicking a football around.