Research is CDU’s engine room.
Through our institutes and centres, in collaboration with national and international institutions, our researchers work to solve problems, advance knowledge and pursue innovation that improves people’s lives.
During the past 30 years, we have built world-renowned expertise in remote and rural health, tropical and desert knowledge, ecology and environmental science. As our region develops, our leadership in these areas will be increasingly important.
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Research institutes and centres
Charles Darwin University (CDU) is a research intensive university with outstanding performance and recognised excellence in Indigenous and tropical health, environmental science and public policy. Our research portfolio has a real world impact, within and beyond our unique location in Northern Australia.Learn more