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Third Year Software Engineering student Robert Jackson receives his award from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as part of the CDU IT Code Fair

Code fair attracts praise from PM

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attended Charles Darwin University’s annual IT Code Fair, viewing the latest software and information technology tools created by students, during his recent visit to...

Menzies School of Health Research Director Professor Alan Cass, Charles Darwin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks, Northern Territory Minister for Health John Elferink and the Honourable Malcolm Turnbull, MP, Prime Minister of Australia

Prime Minister opens Menzies’ world class facilities

The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has officially opened the Menzies School of Health Research's (Menzies) new facilities valued at $47 million in Darwin.The multimillion dollar building project...

From left: The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG met Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks while visiting Casuarina campus last year

Leading lawyers brought into the fold

Former Australian High Court judge The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG is among notable figures to recently receive an honorary appointment at Charles Darwin University.Mr Kirby said he had visited...

RIEL Director Professor Andrew Campbell is the new president of the Australian Council of Environmental Deans and Directors

Director assumes leadership of national peak body

The Director of the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL) at Charles Darwin University has been elected president of Australia’s peak tertiary environmental sciences council....

Delyna Baxter prepares to record the story of an Aboriginal pastor worker

Story-telling helps sooth sorrows: Researcher

A Charles Darwin University researcher has revealed for the first time some of the details of hardship and heartbreak that she gathered in interviews with elderly Indigenous men in Northern Australia...

Lecturer Nick de Silva and team leader Mike Keating at the Brolga Awards

Tourism industry honours lecturer at Brolgas

Long-serving Central Australian vocational education and training lecturer Nicholas de Silva has been recognised by the Northern Territory tourism industry for his outstanding contribution to the...

Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks and Office of Learning and Teaching Learnline Developer and Trainer Wendy Taleo at the Collaborate opening in Alice Springs

VC flicks switch to turn on virtual classroom

The deadly bushfires that tore through the golden plains north of Adelaide last month have prompted Charles Darwin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks to reflect on the marvels of...

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A zoologist for more than 40 years, Professor Christian became interested in the microbiological phenomenon while pursuing a hobby with his son at Kalkarindji

Secretive bacteria provide clues to limits of life

A Charles Darwin University researcher is working to uncover a community of secretive microscopic organisms living under crystals in one of Australia’s most extreme micro-environments.Near the small...

The crowdfunding campaign will help CDU researchers discover more about the northern savanna glider

British Museum holds clues to glider mystery

Researchers plan to travel to the United Kingdom to help solve the mystery of an unknown glider species of Northern Australia with support from a crowdfunding campaign that ends this month.The...

Flux towers are monitoring carbon and water fluxes across the NT

Grant to boost NT carbon and land use research

A team led by Charles Darwin University researchers will use a Commonwealth Government grant to help better understand the savanna carbon cycle and impacts of land use change in the Northern...

A team led by Professor Stephen Garnett has published research delivering core messages on conservation

Research delivers core message on conservation

Conservation can be achieved only if sustainability is embraced as core to organisational cultures, according to research published in the journal Conservation Biology. Charles Darwin University...

Dr Adam Britton … invites donors to engage in pygmy crocodile research

Crowdfunding plan to save miniature crocodile

A Charles Darwin University scientist who launched an ambitious crowdfunding campaign to raise research dollars to save the pygmy freshwater crocodile says he remains hopeful of reaching the funding...

Dr Michaela Spencer is examining political practices in Germany and Indigenous Australia

Researcher wins grant for politics project

A researcher with the Northern Institute has won funding for a new ethnographic project in concert with one of Europe’s top universities. Postdoctoral research fellow Dr Michaela Spencer was the only...

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From left: Award winners from the Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research, Rohan Fisher and Dr Peter Jacklyn

Fire website receives environmental accolade

A web-based service hosted by Charles Darwin University has been recognised for providing public information to assist fire management in Northern Australia.The North Australian Fire Information (...

Users will be invited into the "Memory Palace" and into virtual three-dimensional rooms, such as the Zen room

Short course to reveal memory secrets

The tips and techniques to improve memory are being revealed in a new interactive online course created by Charles Darwin University with the help of current World Memory Champion Jonas Von Essen.The...

CDU’s first Greek studies ambassador Nikos Kourkoulis will promote the program in Australia and beyond

CDU appoints first Greek studies ambassador

A world-renowned Greek artist with a passion for music has been appointed as Charles Darwin University’s first ambassador for its Greek studies program.Nikos Kourkoulis said he would use his...

CDU Law student Narelle Sherwill participated in the submission

Submission focus on death penalty abolition

A law student and senior Charles Darwin University lecturer have made a parliamentary submission about Australia’s advocacy against the death penalty.Senior lecturer Felicity Gerry QC and Bachelor of...

Students and staff at Shepherdson College create a digital resource as part of the Living Archive Digital Story Competition

Indigenous clam story snares prize

The next generation of Indigenous storytellers has reinvigorated stories in traditional languages using the latest in technology and taken home a cash prize for their depiction of a story about three...

Dr Dirk Steenbergen with Bertha Ronsumbre and Dinawanti La Rae who participated in the “Natural Resources and Indigenous Livelihoods Course”

Livelihood training builds capacity for future conservation leaders

Two conservation field coordinators with a passion for conserving the natural resources in their eastern Indonesian homelands have attended a training course at Charles Darwin University, made...

Federal Ministry for the Arts executive director Sally Basser (left) presents the Community Heritage Grant certificate to CDU Nursing Museum curator Janie Mason

Nursing Museum receives Community Heritage Grant

An Australian Government grant will assist the Charles Darwin University Nursing Museum in its efforts to preserve an important slice of Northern Territory history.Curator of the museum Janie Mason...

 Short course will teach people about bilbies, dingoes and other creatures. Image courtesy Alice Springs Desert Park

Spotlight on Central Australian animals

Charles Darwin University has shone a spotlight on the animal kingdom in Central Australia with short courses in Alice Springs and Yulara to help people learn about local fauna.Conservation and Land...

Bachelor of Nursing student Gale McGuirk and lecturer Robin Cross

Prizes for top Alice students

Charles Darwin University has tipped its hat to the class of 2015 with a prize-giving ceremony at the Araluen Arts Centre in Alice Springs.Acting Director Central Australia Lyle Mellors said 70...

Staff and students celebrate in Tennant Creek

Spirited celebrations at regional campuses

Charles Darwin University’s regional communities have marked the end of the academic year with spirited celebrations in Katherine, Nhulunbuy and Tennant Creek.Staff in Katherine celebrated a record...

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Dr Christine Fejo-King has been nominated for a Northern Territory Human Rights Award

Larrakia elder nominated for human rights award

Senior Larrakia elder and Charles Darwin University Bachelor of Social Work Teaching Fellow Dr Christine Fejo-King has been nominated for a Northern Territory Human Rights Award.The Northern...

Dr Al Strangeways’ prize-winning portrait “Rolf’s Paper”. This is a portion of the work

Double delight for Alice portrait artist

A Charles Darwin University lecturer’s portrait of an academic colleague has won two prizes in the Senior Portrait of a Territorian art competition in Darwin.Dr Al Strangeways’ oil painting “Rolf’s...

NT Department of the Chief Minister Deputy Chief Executive Officer Dr Rachel Bacon delivered the first University Briefing

Briefings to strengthen university leaders

A new Charles Darwin University program is aiming to ensure its executives, directors, heads of school and senior managers are briefed on emerging issues in the Northern Territory.The first of the...

ANDS trainer Gerry Ryder at the training event at CDU

Staff gain research data management skills

Researchers at Charles Darwin University have benefited from a series of training events and discussions conducted by a national research data organisation.The Australian National Data Service (ANDS...

Computer analyst Glenn Jones gets a kick out of the steampunk genre

Age of steam inspires computer geek

Charles Darwin University Alice Springs computer guru Glenn Jones assumed the identity of his alter-ego at a pop culture expo in Brisbane recently.Mr Jones attended the three-day event in the costume...

Philadelphia Hughes: “study was life-changing”

Frontline management graduate collects national award

A Charles Darwin University graduate with a “hunger for knowledge” has been named the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year at the Australian Training Awards in Hobart....

A rufous songlark was recorded by a camera trap set up by CDU students. Photographer: David Cook Wildlife Photography

‘Rare’ songbird whistles into Darwin

A native songbird rarely seen in the Darwin region has been sighted by a team including Charles Darwin University researchers and students.Diploma of Conservation and Land Management students...

CDU alumnus and lawyer Kevin Kadirgamar has received the 2015 Australian Young Lawyer Award

Young NT lawyer receives top award

A talented young lawyer who completed his degree at Charles Darwin University has received national recognition for his humanitarian efforts.Kevin Kadirgamar was awarded the 2015 Australian Young...

Human Services Training Advisory Council coordinator Judith McKay congratulates graduand Andrea Cameron in Katherine

Night patrol students celebrate

A group of students who gathered for celebrations in Katherine recently have become the first to complete Charles Darwin University’s new Certificate III in Community Night Patrol training program....

Lance Poulton (wearing hat) and his hospitality students at the entrance to Kakadu

Students learn about real world on Kakadu trip

A group of Charles Darwin University students was treated to some of the Territory’s most spectacular scenery when their hospitality and tourism course took them to Kakadu recently.Tourism,...

Arts lecturer Suzi Lyon curates the Beyond Belief exhibition in Alice Springs

Arts students put best works on public view

About 100 Charles Darwin University students have put their finest art works on display for an-end-of-year exhibition at the Araluen Centre in Alice Springs.Visual arts lecturer Suzi Lyon said the...

From left: Student David Eves and industry’s Terry Lawler with Trades team leader Jamie Finn and lecturer Grant Mauger

Bathurst V8 prize for gun spray painter

A Charles Darwin University Vocational Education and Training student has won an all expenses trip to the V8 Supercars in Bathurst next year as part of the prize for being named the Territory’s top...

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