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Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover welcomes the $7.5 million grant to increase Indigenous participation in higher education

CDU shares in $50 million for disadvantaged students

The Australian Government has awarded Charles Darwin University the largest grant in its current funding round to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds to gain a university education.CDU’s $7.5...

New Chair for CDU Foundation Board

A woman who has been at the forefront of public life in the Northern Territory and in the Middle East has become Chairman of the Charles Darwin University Foundation Board.Mrs Annette Burke has been...

Apprentice Patrick Macklin talks about the benefits of the program alongside Minister for Education Peter Chandler

New apprentice program on the boil

A new apprentice boilermaker program in the Northern Territory is now training 15 apprentices.Minister for Education Peter Chandler said this initiative was the first of its kind for the Territory...

Professor Stephen Garnett will deliver the third Charles Darwin University Professorial Lecture for 2013

Lecture to provide threatened species investment advice

A conservation biologist who has spent most of the past 35 years in tropical Australia will suggest that improvements in the listing processes and modifications to legislation could improve the...

The funding announcement will strengthen CDU’s ties with private educators in Alice Springs

$4 million boost for traditional trades in Alice Springs

Charles Darwin University’s trades training facility in Alice Springs will be upgraded and expanded, following a $4 million funding announcement recently.The funds will allow for the construction of...

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Professor Jeremy Russell-Smith offers an NT perspective to a global paper on prescribed burning

Global research weighs in on fire debate

As the debate continues to rage about prescribed burning, leading bushfire researchers from Charles Darwin University and around the world have contributed their perspectives in a series of papers....

Researchers from RIEL are monitoring the Finniss River catchment

Research focuses on protecting NT rivers

A research project that is monitoring the aquatic life in the Northern Territory’s iconic Finniss River catchment could improve the management of human impact on river systems across Northern...

Dr Margarita Vargas will offer an insight into tropical corrosion research

Insight into cutting edge corrosion research

A Charles Darwin University researcher will provide an insight into the cutting edge corrosion research being conducted at the North Australian Centre for Oil and Gas (NACOG) at an event this month. ...

(From left) Menzies’ project officers Lawurrpa Maypilama and Frances Knight with nutritionist Clare Brown and Doris Yittun from Galiwin’ku

‘Shelf talkers’ to improve nutrition in remote communities

A new resource package focused on improving nutrition in remote stores in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities will help to address the poor state of diets in remote Indigenous...

Dr Vanessa Adams says that late dry season wildfires in Australia’s tropical north generate about 3 per cent of the country’s annual greenhouse gas emissions

Weeds threaten carbon offset programs

Researchers have identified gamba grass and other invasive weeds as a potential threat to landholder involvement in environmental offset programs such as the Carbon Farming Initiative.Strategic...

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Foundations are underway for the first homes at The Heights, Durack

Construction starts at The Heights, Durack

Construction has officially started on the first homes at The Heights, Durack – the new residential community taking shape adjacent to Charles Darwin University’s Palmerston campus.Several leading...

Chief Justice Diana Bryant will deliver this year’s Austin Asche Oration

Family law expert to deliver Asche oration

A Chief Justice widely recognised for the role she played in establishing the Federal Magistrates Court will deliver this year’s Austin Asche Oration titled “The Big Picture: Responding to Challenges...

Linda Manning (right) shows student Haylee McLean how to make a bun. Photo: Kate Freestone

Staff show girls how to brush up beauty skills

Staff from CDU’s Hair and Beauty team helped 80 “deadly chicks” brush up on their presentation skills at a mentoring seminar at Palmerston campus recently.Lecturers Linda Manning and Kate Boland, and...

A 4500-strong crowd enjoyed a jam-packed day of cultural activities at Open Day 2013

Open Day 2013 draws record crowd

Thousands of people converged on Casuarina campus during Open Day to discover how Charles Darwin University is advancing our region through research, teaching and training, and partnerships.The 4500-...

Past design student Rodger Moerkerken in the construction stage of an energy efficient home in 2011

Sustainable living to go on show

Charles Darwin University staff and past students will show their commitment to sustainable living as part of a national Sustainable House Day on Sunday 8 September.Four homes in Darwin all belonging...

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Dr Sheryl Maher has been awarded the prestigious 2013 Young Tall Poppy for the Northern Territory

CDU lecturer ‘Young Tall Poppy’ in 2013

A Charles Darwin University lecturer has been recognised for her work in developing rapid tests for Dengue fever and related viruses, and for her continued dedication to raising the profile of...

Professor Charlie Fairfield hopes to focus the best research and development in the NT to manage water resources

New professor of sustainable engineering

An engineer with more than 20 years of experience has joined Charles Darwin University as the Power and Water Chair in Sustainable Engineering.Moving from Edinburgh, Scotland to Darwin for the...

CDU Chair of Structural Engineering Professor David Lilley was recently awarded Professional Engineer of the Year (Highly Commended) at the Engineers Australia Engineering Excellence Awards

Engineer commended at awards night

The Chair of Structural Engineering, Professor David Lilley, was recognised at the recent Engineers Australia Engineering Excellence Awards when he took out the Professional Engineer of the Year (...

Professor Steven Larkin … co-leader of the research network’s Indigenous Sociology “node”

New network supports Indigenous researchers

Charles Darwin University is a founding member of a new Indigenous research network that promises to change the way higher education is approached in Australia.Launched in Canberra recently, the...

“Betty and the Fence II” by Al Strangeways won the People’s Choice Award in this year’s Advocate Art prize

Lecturer’s smiling camel wins pop vote

Education lecturer and private artist Al Strangeways has done it again with another striking portrait of a camel.Dr Strangeways won the People’s Choice Award at the annual Advocate Art Award with “...

Professor Lisa McManus has recently been appointed as CDU Professor of Accounting

Accounting Professor joins Business School

A widely published accounting researcher with a passion for teaching has joined Charles Darwin University’s School of Business.Professor Lisa McManus has taken on the position of Professor of...

Leader Online Innovative Projects Alison Lockley said the 'Game On' symposium was a first for Australian higher education

It’s ‘game on’ at CDU

In an Australian first for higher education, Charles Darwin University staff will hear from the world’s leading experts about game-based learning and gamification in education.The “Game On: Using...

CDU Library Research Services Coordinator Jayshree Mamtora presents Kevin Dolman with his scholarship

Scholarship for research into Indigenous affairs system

A PhD student with the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education has been awarded the inaugural Charles Darwin University Library Sage Publishers Asia Pacific Scholarship for an...

Kristoffer General demonstrating the new audio-visual equipment in action

Teaching space receives high-tech upgrade

One of Charles Darwin University’s teaching spaces has had a high tech make-over, opening greater learning possibilities to more students, wherever they access their studies.The upgrade has been made...

Nursing student Sary Walsh competes in Cambodia’s premiere distance event

Online student juggles kids, text books and track work

A Charles Darwin University nursing student who lives in Cambodia continues to amaze lecturers with her focus, fitness and determination.From her home in Phnom Penh, busy mother-of-three Sary Walsh...

Samuel Keitaanpaa was one of three CDU students to secure clinical pharmacy internships

Pharmacy interns to focus on remote care

A trio of final year Charles Darwin University students will undertake clinical pharmacy internships at some of the country’s busiest regional hospitals.The CDU cohort will supply medications to...

Postgraduate business student Krunal Barot recently travelled to Manila to attend the University Scholars Leadership Symposium

Student leaders learn lesson in Manila

A group of Charles Darwin University postgraduate students recently travelled to the Philippines to learn about social responsibility and entrepreneurship.CDU Master of Business Administration...

Tyson Abbott … “Watching people walk away with a smile on their face is always good for me”

Video captures students’ sense of social responsibility

Students around the Territory involved in CDU’s Aspire Program have told of their experiences as volunteers in a short video that was launched to celebrate the recent National Student Volunteer Week....

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CDU will showcase its offerings in Alice Springs at an information night on 18 September

Alice to showcase courses at info night

There will be extra buzz at Alice Springs campus later this month with both the Try A Skills event and a public information night taking place on 18 September.More than 100 Year 9 students from...

Karen Glazbrook, Sally Caraher and Helena Hermanus at the Skills, Employment and Careers Expo in Nhulunbuy

CDU finds favour with expo patrons in Nhulunbuy

Charles Darwin University received a vote of confidence at the Skills, Employment and Careers Expo in Nhulunbuy recently, with patrons choosing the CDU information booth as “best stall”.Campus...

Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover with staff at CDU’s Learning Centre in Nhulunbuy

VC visits Nhulunbuy

Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover recently visited Charles Darwin University’s Learning Centre in Nhulunbuy during a meeting of the Regional Development Australia NT Committee.During his visit...

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