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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Director Lorenzo Strano and Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks

Export Award for excellence and innovation in education

Charles Darwin University has been awarded for its outstanding international success at this year’s Chief Minister's NT Export and Industry Awards.The university received the Austrade Education and...

Professor Suresh Thennadil is excited about his new position and the possibilities of the emerging oil and gas industry in the Northern Territory

CDU appoints director to lead NACOG

A chemical engineer who has a strong record of addressing industry challenges has joined Charles Darwin University as Director of the North Australian Centre for Oil and Gas (NACOG).Originally from...

Professor Maddocks said the MoU was significant given the strategic importance of primary industries

CDU and DPIF collaborate on training, research

CDU and the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will guide their strategic collaboration associated with infrastructure and...

Dr Arian Wallach will compare land and sea predators in her study. Photographer: Lyn Watson

Expert to track down world’s largest predators

A dingo expert will use her prestigious Churchill Fellowship to investigate the ecological impacts of some of the world’s largest predators.Charles Darwin University researcher Dr Arian Wallach will...

Acclaimed British author Simon Winchester will be in Darwin this month. Photo by Setsuko Winchester

Acclaimed author sets sights on Darwin

An acclaimed British author will visit Charles Darwin University to deliver a public lecture this month.Simon Winchester OBE will deliver a lecture entitled: “The Pleasures of a Tangled Life” on...

Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks and Hemangi Surti show Minister Ian Macfarlane the welding robot at NACOG

Facilities on show for politicians

A recent visit by Australian Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane gave Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks an opportunity to showcase many of the university’s new facilities along with a preview...

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Dr Abdulla spent 13 months living within the Sundarbans surveying the survival strategies of people surrounding the forests

Researching the livelihoods of millions in Bangladesh

Research by PhD candidate Abu Nasar Mohammad Abdullah, who investigated the livelihoods of people living beside the Sundarbans mangrove forest in Bangladesh, has found some clues to managing a...

PhD candidate Kate Buckley is researching the benefits of displaying Largetooth Sawfish in public aquariums. Photo by Kate Freestone

Researcher investigates sawfish survival

A researcher is exploring how removing sawfish from their natural habitats to display in public aquariums affects the critically endangered species’ population numbers.Charles Darwin University’s...

Dr Heaton … Implemented an anti-racism curriculum for middle schools

Anti-racism curriculum prompts shift in thinking

A middle school English teacher says he has been encouraged by the “positive results” stemming from an anti-racism curriculum he developed during his doctoral studies at Charles Darwin University.Dr...

Music teacher Aniko Debreceny brings song into learning

Learning is all a song in classrooms

A music student is developing the first curriculum-based set of songs to help school students in Australia and beyond learn about ancient history.Charles Darwin University Masters student Aniko...

Dr Bronwyn Rossingh proposes an innovative approach to government funding and accountability

Partnerships key to success in communities

A Charles Darwin University PhD graduate has proposed an innovative approach to government funding and accountability requirements in Indigenous communities based on an appreciation of how Indigenous...

Dr Nikki Percival … “Urgent need to support our health workers tackle the rising tide of chronic disease”

New tools to support health services deliver better programs

A strong desire to support health workers deliver better programs to prevent chronic disease was the motivation behind a research project undertaken by a Charles Darwin University PhD graduate.Dr...

Menzies infectious diseases specialist, Dr Josh Davis says the NT super bug is a very serious infection

Research takes aim at NT super bug

Results from a pioneering Northern Territory-based research project have revealed that the risk of death from the potentially deadly pneumonia-causing super bug, Acinetobacter, has been drastically...

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Students Bertanizo Costa and Elda Guterrez recently travelled to Timor-Leste to deliver the first batch of books

TL children take up story of endangered turtle

A children’s book about a critically endangered Long-Necked Turtle, co-authored by a Charles Darwin University researcher, has debuted in primary schools across Timor-Leste.The book entitled “Lenuk...

Yirrkala crayon artists Bakali Garawirrtja, Mulawitjnga Maymuru, Mundatjngu Mununggurr and Rakuwan Gondarra in the CDU Art Gallery

Crayon drawings inspire Yolngu descendants

The recent exhibition of sacred crayon drawings in the Charles Darwin University Art Gallery has provided the catalyst for a unique intergenerational learning experience for a group of outstanding...

The midwifery team from CDU will showcase learning experiences and research at the conference

Vital research on show at conference

Professionals who provide care for mothers-to-be and the safe birth of newborns will meet in Darwin this month to discuss all things midwifery including vital research that is helping to improve the...

An internal of a Lifestyle Housing home

The Heights delivers on affordable housing

The Heights residential development at Durack, which is adjacent to Palmerston campus, has won a major honour at the Urban Development Institute of Australia NT 2014 awards for excellence.The...

Environmental Management graduate Mirza Baig

Our Alumni at work

Mirza Humayun Baig came from Pakistan to Australia to pursue an education in the field of environment in 2011 so that he could make a positive difference in the world. After a year in Queensland, he...

Alice Springs-based artist Neridah Stockley … “Shifting light, evocative colours and ancient forms”

Art Gallery to unveil first solo retrospective

About 200 works by an Alice Springs-based contemporary painter will go on display when the Neridah Stockley Retrospective opens in the CDU Art Gallery in Darwin this month.Featuring paintings on...

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Radio star Johnny McKay has won a Pride of Australia award

TFM star shines at Pride of Australia awards

Darwin radio star Johnny McKay has been awarded for his heroic efforts as a Northern Territory Emergency Service volunteer.The 104.1 Territory FM Breakfast show host was honoured with the Heroism...

Peter Dowling used recyclable materials to create the “Yellow Fridgemarine”

Beatles’ buzz hits fridge festival

An interactive artwork paying homage to the Beatles’ song “Yellow Submarine” has won best 3D Fridge Creation and taken second place in the People’s Choice award at this year’s Darwin Fridge Festival....

Law lecturer Felicity Gerry QC says Darwin businesswomen are leading the way in equal workplace participation

G20 gender equality forum aims to break glass ceiling

Law lecturer Felicity Gerry QC has chaired a gender equality forum, which will present recommendations at the G20 Australia summit in Brisbane this month.Diplomatic representatives, business...

Dr Strangeways’ portrait of former Administrator of the Northern Territory Her Honour the Honourable Sally Thomas AC

Oil painter captures Administrator’s joy for people

Education lecturer and multi-award winning oil painter Dr Al Strangeways’ latest portrait will take pride of place in the Drawing Room at Government House.The work was unveiled last week just as Her...

Associate Professor Greg Shaw has received a National Carer Award

Academic receives NT carer award

A CDU lecturer has been acknowledged for his role as a carer in the Northern Territory.Associate Professor of Education Greg Shaw received the National Carer Awards, NT section, for the category of “...

Muditha has developed a method that will enable researchers around the world to conserve mangroves

Vital habitat research wins at 3MT

A PhD candidate whose research is addressing one of the most important and threatened habitats in the world has won the 2014 Three Minute Thesis competition at Charles Darwin University.Muditha...

Andy Short takes second place in the Speaker’s University Challenge

Speaker’s competition awards student for oratorical skills

A talented Charles Darwin University student has impressed the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Hon. Bronwyn Bishop, with his strong debating skills.Graduate Diploma in Teaching and...

Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks presents some of the Student Ambassadors with certificates at the event

Praise for exceptional Student Ambassadors

CDU has celebrated its outstanding Student Ambassadors at a special event on Casuarina campus.The end-of-year celebration acknowledged their hard work and dedication in assisting the Office of Media...

Beauty Therapy students Daphne Vergara and Zaynah Djawas have taken part in NT Fashion Week

CDU goes fashion forward for Fashion Week

Beauty therapy students from Charles Darwin University added colour and gloss to this year’s NT Fashion Week.Lecturers from the Palmerston campus supervised Certificate III and Diploma of Beauty...

Secondary student Kathy Vazanellis learns about aquaculture at the ConocoPhillips Science Experience

NT students journey into science

Secondary students from across the Northern Territory have delved into the world of science at a three-day event at Charles Darwin University.Year 9 and 10 students from Darwin, Arnhem Land, Melville...

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One of two new additions to CDU’s Brahman Stud at Katherine Rural Campus

New bulls boost Katherine Brahman stud

Two new high-quality bulls have arrived at Katherine Rural Campus to boost the breeding potential at CDU’s Brahman stud.Farm and stud overseer Jessica Beckhouse said the bulls were still adjusting to...

Elliott’s old greenhouse about to spring to life again

Budding green thumbs keen to grow bush tucker

Plans for a bush tucker garden in a remote Territory township are a little closer to fruition, thanks to some expert guidance from a Charles Darwin University horticulturalist.Conservation and Land...

Richard Waring’s photo of a Red-capped Robin with a Splendid Fairy-wren near Alice Springs

Bush lecturer on top in bird spot list

Outback lecturer Richard Waring considers himself fortunate that his job of delivering Vocational Education and Training to some of Central Australia’s most remote students provides him with the...

Student celebrations will be held at Katherine, Nhulunbuy and Tennant Creek this month

Regional students to celebrate academic year

About 285 Charles Darwin University students will be acknowledged for their academic achievements at CDU celebrations throughout the Territory this month.Numbers have been strong in the Katherine...

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