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Charles Darwin University strategic plan 2021-2026

CDU Strategic Plan 2021-2026

CDU's new strategic plan will set out our roadmap for the next five years towards a post-pandemic recovery where we will be Australia's most connected university by being courageous and making a difference in the Northern Territory, Australia and beyond.

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Our rankings

CDU has been recognised as a global leader by independent rankings and our reputation ensures your qualifications are recognised by employers and other institutions throughout the world.

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Our locations

From our Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston locations down to Alice Springs and Sydney, find out what our nine campuses and centres has available to you. 

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Learning and teaching

Throughout their studies, our students will build essential skills for success in academic pursuits, their work and their lives beyond CDU.

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Leadership and structure

Charles Darwin University is a multi-sector university which provides training and education to more than 21,000 students across its eight campuses and centres in the Northern Territory and Australia. We have strong governance and leadership to support these functions.

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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. Through Connect Discover Grow we intend to become outstanding achievers across all areas of our core business.

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Jobs at CDU

CDU has all the advantages of a relatively young multi-sector university, including vigour, creativity, flexibility and freedom from the constraints of tradition.
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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.

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CDU Public lectures

We host a range of public lectures you can attend.

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