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Sir Tipene O’Regan will give the 14th annual Vincent Lingiari Lecture

Maori tribal leader to explore Indigenous survival

An academic and prominent Maori leader who guided his clan to successful land and fisheries claims will give the 14th annual Vincent Lingiari Lecture at Charles Darwin University.Sir Tipene O’Regan,...

CDU Professorial Fellow John van Wyhe helps launch the Charles Darwin’s Beagle Library from Singapore

Darwin’s lost library now on display for all

A treasure-trove of lost library books used by naturalist Charles Darwin on one of the most important scientific expeditions in history has been launched at Charles Darwin University in collaboration...

The Hon Frank Vincent AO QC will deliver this year’s Austin Asche Oration

Distinguished law professional to give oration in NT

A renowned barrister and jurist, with a distinguished career of more than 40 years within the Australian legal system, the Hon Frank Vincent AO QC will deliver this year’s Austin Asche Oration titled...

Visitors will be welcomed on to Casuarina campus during Open Day later this month. Pictured: CDU VET lecturer T.Y. Lee is always a popular attraction at Open Day

Big celebrations for CDU Open Day

This year’s Open Day at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus will be bigger than ever as the university celebrates 25 years of university education in the Northern Territory.Among the free...

The program is aimed at people in the Katherine region interested in an apprenticeship in automotive or engineering trades

Katherine program delivers work-ready apprentices

A new program based at Charles Darwin University’s Katherine Rural campus to boost the number of work-ready apprentices available to local employers has been launched by Minister for Employment and...

CDU’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks holds the award flanked by the online learning team in the US

International award presented as course goes live

Charles Darwin University’s online learning team travelled to the United States with Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks recently to receive Blackboard’s highest award for its Massive Open...

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The proportion of Territorians aged 65 years and over is projected to more than double by 2041

Population projections help reveal NT’s future

The proportion of Territorians aged 65 years and over is projected to more than double by 2041.Northern Institute researchers at CDU have been working with the Northern Territory Department of...

Dr Heidi Luter has looked into the impacts of sewage effluent on a marine sponge species in the NT

Sea sponges a soak for sewage

Research into the impacts of sewage effluent on a marine sponge species located in waters around Darwin Harbour has uncovered some surprising results. Based at Charles Darwin University, North...

A female Coastal Taipan can lay up to three clutches of eggs. Photographer: Luke Allen

Expert bites curiosity on deadly snakes

The puzzling reproductive patterns of Australia’s longest venomous snake have been uncovered by a Charles Darwin University student.This is the first time the female Coastal Taipan’s physiological...

Daly River residents respond to survey. Pictured: CDU Research Fellow, Dr Vanessa Adams

Daly River survey reveals potential for development

A survey has revealed many Daly River catchment residents would be comfortable with a level of land development for economic purposes in the region.The survey of more than 200 respondents showed that...

Yolngu studies lecturer John Greatorex said the dictionary would be integrated into the existing Yolngu studies resources at CDU

Researcher building online Yolngu language dictionary

A Charles Darwin University researcher is working to produce the first online searchable and extendable Yolngu Matha (Languages) dictionary as a tool for students, Yolngu language workers and the...

Law lecturer Felicity Gerry QC says the Rolf Harris case shines light on dark net

Dark net cast over Rolf Harris case

A Charles Darwin University academic said Rolf Harris’ alleged links to child pornography on the internet has renewed debate about internet freedoms and regulations.Following the disgraced Australian...

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Bangaliwuy Marrawungu, Rirratjingu goannas & fishtrap 1947, lumber crayon on butchers paper, 115 x 74cm, Berndt Museum, The University of WA. © Estate of the artist

Sacred crayon drawings ‘return home’ to Territory

An exhibition of “sacred art” created by 15 ceremonial leaders from Northeast Arnhem Land in the 1940s will open at the Charles Darwin University Art Gallery this week.It will be the first time that...

Indonesian PhD candidate Ibu Frederika Rambu Ngana at CDU’s engagement event

Events showcase engagement with neighbours

The first in a series of events held annually to showcase Charles Darwin University’s engagement with its northern neighbours has kicked off, with more to follow this month.The CDU Engagement with...

Dr Gemma Blackwood's talk will examine and celebrate the history of movies made and set in the Northern Territory

Academics to star in Darwin Festival shows

A trio of academics from Charles Darwin University will explore uniquely Territorian topics as part this year’s Darwin Festival show “This Territory Life”.The show will delve deeply into Territory...

Students Michelle Allen and Izzy Dak with VET lecturer Toni Heaton prepare for Brain Injury Awareness day

Students to raise awareness about brain injuries

Information about brain injuries, caused by alcohol-fuelled and other kinds of violence, will be on the agenda at a Charles Darwin University event.Members of the disability community will join...

Jamaican academic Dr Carmel Roofe-Bowen is excited to conduct research at CDU

International spotlight on CDU’s online learning

A Jamaican academic has selected Charles Darwin University as her institution of choice to conduct research and take home information about online learning in Australia.Senior Lecturer and Faculty...

Arboriculture lecturer Phil Kenyon demonstrates special chainsaw techniques to create habitat holes from wood

Home is where the habitat is

A Charles Darwin University workshop has raised awareness about creating habitat holes for wildlife from cut-down trees and stumps.The free workshop at Palmerston campus showed participants how...

The Hep B Story App has been designed to enable Indigenous people and their health care workers to overcome language barriers

New app targets hepatitis B treatment

Menzies School of Health Research has launched a new iPad app as an educational tool designed to help address the prevalence and severity of hepatitis B infections in remote Indigenous communities in...

Shilpa Bitla and daughter Harini at India’s iconic Taj Mahal

Our Alumni at work

Shilpa Bitla came to Australia from south central India with a young family and a determination to pursue her education. It is now four years on and Shilpa has graduated with a Master of Electronic...

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IMPS team, from left: Alison Lockley, Jeff Ballweg, Dan Hartney and Karin Pfister

Award for centre’s superior interior

Charles Darwin University’s new digital media centre fitout has been recognised as leading the Northern Territory in workspace design.Private design practice, Mode Design, won the George Chaloupka...

Professor Mike Fellows and Research Fellow Professor Frances Rosamond

Computer scientists at Vienna round-table

Two Charles Darwin University computer science academics have participated in a round-table discussion in the lead-up to Code Week Europe, an event designed to stimulate digital skills and knowledge....

Eleven CDU VET students are finalists in the NT Training Awards

CDU dominates NT Training Awards finals

Some outstanding Charles Darwin University Vocational Education and Training (VET) students have been announced as finalists in the 2014 NT Training Awards.Eleven CDU VET students are among the...

Students experience heavy vehicle training. From left: CDU Heavy Vehicle Trainer Dan Thomas, Bodeen Wilson, Lachlan Matthews, Sean Ruger and Rowan Poscado

Spotlight on CDU trades at careers expo

A wealth of advanced training technologies will be showcased by Charles Darwin University for the first time at Darwin’s Skills, Employment and Careers Expo.Visitors are invited to try their hands at...

CDU Library Research Services Coordinator Jayshree Mamtora (left) presents the scholarship to Donna Robbins

Scholarship aids remote Indigenous teaching research

A research scholarship will help a PhD candidate investigate how remote Indigenous teachers interact with digital technology.Donna Robbins was awarded the Charles Darwin University Library - Sage...

Year 12 student Delaney Ishiguchi is excited to share her camp experiences with friends back home

Indigenous students embark on elite science camp

Two Indigenous high school students have secured a Charles Darwin University scholarship to attend this year’s Asian Science Camp in Singapore.Northern Territory student Delaney Ishiguchi and...

Students embrace science. From left: Crystal Lenegan-Dry, Johannes du Plessis and Noah Hanrahan with PICSE-CDU Science Education Officer John Sagun

Science makes career formula for students

For the first time in Darwin, science, engineering and primary industries have opened their doors to a secondary student camp organised with Charles Darwin University.Students sacrificed their last...

Students are excited about studying at CDU

Orientation gives early taster to uni life

Semester 2 Orientation has been a success, with students from across Australia and overseas flocking to Casuarina campus to learn about campus life and learning at Charles Darwin University....

CDU School of Education senior lecturer Dr Greg Smith says the program will encourage students to embrace science and maths

Grant to boost science and mathematics in schools

A $1.6 million innovative science education program will encourage high school students, including those across the Northern Territory, to take greater interest in science and mathematics.Charles...

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Vocational Education and Training in School student Charles Lander leads Iggy at the Katherine Show

More ribbons for Katherine campus stud cattle

Two standout Brahman cattle born at Katherine Rural Campus have added to their collection of ribbons, following favourable outcomes at Shows in Katherine and Darwin recently.Rural College Ivan did...

Certificate III student Michael Baker and VET trainer Len Minty in the automotive workshop in Alice Springs

Trio boosts teaching staff at Alice campus

A former regional newspaper entrepreneur is one of three new lecturers to join the Vocational Education and Training team at Alice Springs campus.John Bateup, a former manager of the now defunct...

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