Partnerships and industry collaboration

"Enriched by the social, cultural and natural endowments of the Northern Territory, and committed to the advancement and prosperity of our region, Charles Darwin University enables staff and prepares students to be creative thinkers and effective contributors in a complex changing world" - Strategic Plan 2012-2014.

The University is already one step ahead, by building a range of strong partnerships in research and education.

It has formed many industry relationships with professional associations, not-for-profit organisations, Government-funded research agencies as well as regional partnerships.

CDU has also built a range of partnerships in research, education and training – including with industry and business, professional associations, not-for-profit organisations, government funded research agencies, other educational institutions as well as regional partnerships.

Some of the partnerships in research include:

  • Let’s start
  • Linking bush schools to community based-livelihoods
  • Accelerated literacy
  • Indigenous ageing project
  • Gambling research
  • Creative tropical city
  • Aquatic ecosystems and water resources
  • Impacts of human activity and climate change
  • Livelihoods and policy research
  • Health research in Australia and the Asia Pacific

CDU's partnerships in Higher Education provide students with practical experience that is critical to their learning.

The student, workplace supervisor and academic supervisor are partners in the student’s learning.
The University partnerships in training are widespread through the Territory’s trades, businesses and industry.

As a dual-sector university, it delivers training as well as Higher Education.

Australian Apprenticeships are also offered (traineeships and apprenticeships) in 24 different fields, including agriculture, business, children’s services, construction, hairdressing, plumbing and tourism and hospitality.

Apprentices and trainees enter into a training contract which is essentially a partnership between the employer, apprentice and CDU as the registered training organisation.

As for the rest of the world, CDU has built relationships with universities and organisations in other countries, including:

  • China
  • Malaysia
  • Brunei
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam
  • Taiwan
  • Timor Leste
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Norway
  • France
  • USA
  • Canada
  • New Zealand