Issue 1
Monday, 02 March 2020
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks and UP Education CEO of University Partnerships, Ms Marnie Watson launch the CDU International College
Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks and UP Education CEO of University Partnerships, Ms Marnie Watson launch the CDU International College

CDU International College set for first students

By Robyn McDougall

Charles Darwin University is intensifying its work to grow international student numbers with the launch of an international pathway college in Darwin.

The CDU International College, which is located in the university’s Darwin Waterfront campus, opens its doors this month to the first intake of international students who aspire to enter university programs. 

The courses, including CDU’s Foundation, First Year Diplomas, Masters Preparation Program and Masters Qualifying Programs, will prepare international students to undertake undergraduate and postgraduate programs at CDU.

The courses will be delivered by CDU’s partner and top three International Pathway Provider, UP Education, which has been providing pathway learning for more than 20 years in Australia and New Zealand.

CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks said that growing international student numbers was one of the university’s highest priorities.

“I have been very clear that prospects for the university’s future growth rest in the short-to-medium term with the international student market and our landmark partnership with UP Education is a critical part of this plan,” Professor Maddocks said.

“It is the first time that CDU has offered university pathway programs and we are looking forward to welcoming the first of many students in March.”

UP Education CEO of University Partnerships, Ms Marnie Watson said she was impressed with CDU’s dedication to increasing its international student body, commitment to cultural diversity and innovative approach to education, and UP Education was pleased to be selected as the university’s trusted academic partner.

 “We have extensive experience in the provision of pathway courses, educating more than 1000 pathways students from around the world each year across Australia and New Zealand. I firmly believe we can be a transformative partner – delivering international students who will be motivated by the university’s outstanding graduate employment performance and reputation in the delivery of tertiary education globally,” Ms Watson said.