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About CDU

Vice-Chancellor's welcome

Leadership and structure

Welcome to Charles Darwin University.

I’m Professor Scott Bowman AO, Vice-Chancellor and President of Charles Darwin University (CDU) and I am very pleased to welcome you to CDU. A truly unique university.

With our home and our heart in the Northern Territory, we embrace the inclusive, resilient and courageous spirit of the NT in our campuses and delivery sites.

We embrace the vitality and resilience of the Northern Territory, which is the focus of the nation’s most ambitious plans for future development – to unlock the vast potential of Northern Australia.

Due to our location, we are in an enviable position to contribute to the future prosperity of Northern Australia, and our neighbours in the Asia Pacific, through our innovative and impactful training, education and research.

No other single Australian university serves such a large area of the continent, in such remote locations and with such a small population to sustain it. We are Australia’s first dual-sector university and the only university based in the Northern Territory, a fact of which we are immensely proud.

We now have in place our new Strategic Plan 2021- 2026, which will guide the development of our university and us in achieving our aspirations over the next five years.

I am particularly proud that this University is a values-led organisation, and our values of courage, kindness, openness, innovation and leadership will guide us every day as we set the path to realise our new five-year vision.

As the only University for, and of, the Territory, we are committed to ensuring that we put the needs of the Northern Territory first in our training, education and research. By striving to be world leaders in education and research areas that matter to the Northern Territory, we will ensure that our communities have access to the best education and research capabilities. By doing so, our regions can continue to develop, grow and prosper.

Together, I know that we can achieve our vision of being the most connected university in the Northern Territory, Australia and beyond.