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Capitalising on our location in the Northern Territory, the gateway to Asia.

CDU has developed significant relationships with academic institutions across the Asian and ASEAN regions which affords our students excellent international research opportunities.


Research in business is led by professors in Marketing, Management and Economics. 

Our researchers have published a wide range of innovative and internationally-recognised research, including topics on:

  • future global sustainability and development
  • business strategy
  • branding
  • marketing and communication
  • management
  • innovation
  • education.


We specialise in the areas of criminal and corporate law, human rights, cyber law and customary law.

Corporate law research focuses on corporate responsibility, international trade, intellectual property and governance issues. Our researchers are leading the field on Aboriginal customary law and legal systems. 

Criminal law and human rights research focus primarily on terrorism, extradition, transnational jurisdiction, refugees, transnational organised crime, human trafficking, law reform and penal policy. We have ongoing projects on women and law, youth justice, assisted dying and transnational legal issues.

Find out more at Research Grants and Business Development (RGBD).


The right supervisor can help you develop your project outline and provide the support needed to help you successfully complete your degree. The College of Business & Law supports research students in a broad range of areas.

The CDU Research Web Portal can help identify research-active CDU staff who are registered to supervise HDR projects. Use the search function to search by area of expertise or click on 'profiles' to browse by name.

Visit the CDU Research Web Portal.


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Available postgraduate projects

We welcome prospective research students to undertake their research journey in these fields with Charles Darwin University.  

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