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Student ambassadors from Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa’e welcome the CDU delegation to the roundtable, which includes Director of International Strategy and Development Monica Turvey, Lecturer in Indonesian Studies Nathan Franklin and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Sharon Bell

Landmark roundtable marks new relationship within the North

Building a strong, cohesive and sustainable region was at the centre of a historic meeting in May, which brought together senior representatives of universities and government from Timor-Leste,...

Chief Minister Adam Giles and CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks open the Structural Load Test Facility

Local industry to benefit from NT’s first Structural Load Test Facility

A facility to test the integrity of structures in extreme weather conditions such as cyclones and earthquakes, capable of applying loads of up to 50 tonnes (the equivalent of 40 Toyota Corollas), has...

Funding will help CDU strengthen ties with leading universities in South-east Asia

Grants pave way for more students to study abroad

As many as 72 Charles Darwin University undergraduates will embark on short-term study opportunities in South-east Asia over the next year, following more than $150,000 in grants announced by the...

More than 3000 CDU students will celebrate their graduation with family and friends around Australia

Graduates celebrate

The hard work has paid off for thousands of CDU students who graduated as part of several ceremonies in Darwin recently.Along with those who donned their academic robes and tipped their mortar boards...

Professor Janet Browne will deliver the first Charles Darwin Oration next month

First Charles Darwin Oration

Harvard University Aramont Professor of the History of Science Professor Janet Browne will deliver the first Charles Darwin Oration next month as part of Charles Darwin University’s 25th Anniversary...

Chris Darwin, the great great grandson of Charles Darwin

International award for online innovation

Charles Darwin University has further affirmed its place as a world-leading online education provider after receiving two international awards for its innovative course on naturalist Charles Darwin...

CDU Bachelor of Design student Naimo Abdiwahid is one of 78 students to receive a scholarship

High achievers receive scholarships

More than $900,000 worth of scholarships have been awarded to Charles Darwin University students to assist them in their studies.Bachelor of Design student Naimo Abdiwahid was one of the 78 students...

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The orang-utan population on Borneo has declined by more than 50 per cent during the past 60 years

Tourists may offer last hope for endangered orang-utans

Tourists visiting Borneo are willing to pay to conserve the last remaining wild populations of endangered orang-utans, with the conservation of the species valued at millions of dollars to the local...

Senior Research Fellow Dr Bronwyn Myers holds samples of manganese ore from Kupang with Research Fellow Rohan Fisher

Research team secures million dollar grant

More than $1 million in Federal Government grant funding has been awarded to a Charles Darwin University research team to help improve the livelihoods of rural communities in Indonesia.The Research...

The health and wellbeing of transgender Northern Territorians is the focus of a research project

NT transgender health in-focus

The health and wellbeing of transgender Northern Territorians is the focus of a research project by a Charles Darwin University social researcher, and people identifying as transgender are encouraged...

The long-necked turtle Chelodina mccordi timorlestensis is unique to Timor Leste

Research to help prevent turtle extinction

A critically endangered species of turtle found only in Timor Leste is being investigated by Charles Darwin University researchers and students in an effort to save it from extinction. The long-...

Dr Tony Griffiths says fire is a contributing factor to the decline in native small mammal populations

Beds are burning in tropical savanna

A Charles Darwin University researcher is urging Top Enders to burn responsibly after discovering fires can disrupt small mammals’ breeding patterns.As the fire season begins, Dr Tony Griffiths said...

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CDU's Dr Kavita Nandan presents Dr Tom Lewis with the Charles Darwin University Essay Award

NT literary talent awarded

Wordsmiths were abound at the Territory’s literary night of nights recently where the winners of the 2014 Charles Darwin University Essay Award and Bookshop Travel Short Story Award were announced....

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG is welcomed to CDU. From left: Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Sharon Bell, Professor Ned Aughterson, Head of School, School of Law, Felicity Gerry QC, Lecturer in Law, Mr Michael Kirby and Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks

Michael Kirby provides insight into UN Inquiry

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, jurist and former Judge of the High Court of Australia gave a special lecture at Charles Darwin University recently on his work with the United Nations Commission of...

The Innovative Media Production Studio team aims to enhance online learning for CDU students. From left: team leader Alison Lockley, web programmer and designer Jeff Ballweg, 3D animation and multimedia designer Dan Hartney, Massive Open Online Course coordinator Karin Pfister

Centre makes digital dreams a reality

Higher education in the Northern Territory is being revolutionised with the launch of a digital media centre at Charles Darwin University.The Innovative Media Production Studio (IMPS) will use the...

Charista Pratiwi … “I call Australia home and I call Bali home”

Our Alumni at work

Sometimes the difference between life and death can be a matter of a few brief moments and a few short metres, as CHARISTA PRATIWI discovered on Bali’s darkest day, 12 years ago. Had it not been for...

Jeswynn Yogaratnam … asks “Are we LGBTI enough for asylum?”

Sexual identity goes under asylum-seeker spotlight at human rights forum

A Charles Darwin University human rights law academic raised questions that struck at the heart of Australian societal attitudes towards sexual identity and asylum seeking at the Third Asia-Pacific...

Jiwan Gajmer, Pat Sim and Bertanizo Guro are training together to participate in the Football Cup

Sport to break down barriers on refugee day

A Charles Darwin University Humanitarian and Communities Studies student is helping to instil a sense of community and build the confidence of new residents to the Territory.Pat Sim is the Darwin co-...

Selina Bundamura is one of seven North Australian artists who learned printmaking and other artistic skills in the Vocational Education and Training course. Photographer: Andrew Barker, Kira Kiro Arts

Aboriginal artists learn vital skills

Seven artists from a remote North Australian community have received a Certificate I in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts.Charles Darwin University’s Northern Editions Studio...

Maori Relations Advisor Alby Marsh, Northern Institute Director Professor Ruth Wallace and Elder on Country Kathy Gothadjaka

Trans-Tasman collaboration builds cross-cultural engagement

Improving community engagement and sharing ceremonial and cultural processes to improve engagement with Indigenous groups was the focus of a visit by a delegation from New Zealand to Charles Darwin...

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Felicity Gerry QC … “At its cornerstone would be the basic legal principles of fairness, balance and justice”

Exploring bill of rights for the internet

A Charles Darwin University law lecturer says a global bill of rights for the internet is possible and necessary, despite complex questions relating to its form and enforcement that remain unresolved...

CDU Visual Arts lecturer John Dahlsen says a healthy diet and exercise are key to becoming a successful artist

Artist reveals secrets to success

A Darwin-based artist is revealing his secrets to gaining international success in a new book that is about to be launched.Acclaimed artist and Charles Darwin University Visual Arts lecturer John...

Ceramicist Mel Robson … home among the ghost gums

Ghost gum forest brings light to play in art gallery

Central Australia’s iconic ghost gums have inspired the latest exhibition in Alice Springs, featuring collaborative works by Charles Darwin University ceramics lecturer Mel Robson.“Ghost Gums”, a...

Professor Wayne Cristaudo … “a cultural idea rather than a geographical fact”

New book offers clarity on turbid European identities

A Charles Darwin University academic has pieced together the puzzle of Europe in a new book that resolves complex questions about the diversity of its states, nations and peoples.Professor of...

CDU and Menzies staff bonded over the mud and other obstacles at the Blood, Sweat and Fears challenge

Staff take on Blood, Sweat and Fears

Territory tough staff at Charles Darwin University joined forces with Menzies School of Health Research colleagues to take on this year’s Blood Sweat and Fears marathon.The 18 team members completed...

CDU Conservation and Land Management student Comfort Ncube holds a northern brushtail possum at the Territory Wildlife Park. CDU VET lecturer Thalie Partridge (left) records data. Photographer: Damien Stannioch

Students help manage wildlife park enclosure

Important data about native animals and plants at the Territory Wildlife Park has been collected by Charles Darwin University students.Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management students...

Ten Indonesian Studies students are excited to test their language skills on a trip to Kupang, Indonesia. From left: Indonesian Studies Assistant Lecturer Rachmat Hidayat with students, Sally Swinnen, James Turner and Brad Parker, and Indonesian Studies Lecturer Nathan Franklin

Students on three-week language tutorial in Indonesia

For the first time in 16 years, Charles Darwin University will send students to Kupang, Indonesia, to help them improve their Indonesian language skills.Ten students have secured scholarships to take...

Darwin High School student Leeroy Tipiloura says attending Higher Education Week will help him decide what course he wants to study at university

Students get taste of university life

Top End secondary school students have gained insight into university courses on offer in the Territory by attending Higher Education Week at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus.Year 11 and...

Laura Wright, winner of the Chief Minister’s Higher Education Scholarship for Women with Suzanne Everingham from the Office of Women’s Advancement

Healthy boost to nursing student’s bank account

A Charles Darwin University student from Tennant Creek has won the $15,000 Chief Minister’s Higher Education Scholarship for Women.Laura Wright, a first-year nursing undergraduate, said she was “...

CDU International Projects and Operations Manager Sally-Anne Hodgetts addresses attendees at the 12th Anniversary of the Restoration of Independence of Timor-Leste

Community celebrates Timor-Leste’s independence

More than 50 people have commemorated the independence of Timor-Leste at a Charles Darwin University event on Casuarina campus.Representatives from the Timor-Leste Government and the Honorary Consul...

High school students learn VET skills at Try’a Skill NT on Casuarina campus. From left: O'Loughlin Catholic College students, Bodeen Wilson, Anthony Hill and Sean Ruger; CDU Heavy Vehicle Trainer Dan Thomas; Taminmin College student Rowan Poscado; O'Loughlin Catholic College student Lachlan Matthews

Investing in a strong future workforce

More than 400 secondary students have sampled a range of Vocational Education and Training study areas at a Charles Darwin University event.Fifteen VET careers were showcased to students from Darwin...

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Leading hand Troy Johnson presents Huckleberry to the judge at Freds Pass Show

Staff preparing stud cattle to take on the best

Charles Darwin University staff in Katherine are preparing to take a herd of 12 cattle to the Darwin Show next month, quietly confident they can at least match last year’s high-watermark performance....

Engineering students James Price and Mick Sheehan check measurements on the safety rail

Container full of promise and potential

Engineering students in Alice Springs are putting the finishing touches on a container that will enhance CDU’s ability to deliver trades courses in Central Australia.Third year apprentice engineers...

A new course will bring automotive technicians up to date with hybrid vehicle technology

New course lifts bonnet on hybrid vehicles

Ten Central Australian automotive technicians are taking a detailed look at hybrid vehicles in a new course being offered at Alice Springs campus.Automotive lecturer Rob Tucker said students in the...

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