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Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover said CDU’s international ranking was very gratifying

CDU holds place among world’s top universities

The Northern Territory’s Charles Darwin University has maintained its position among the world’s top 400 universities, for the third consecutive year.One of the youngest universities in Australia,...

Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover, LNAC Director and Secretary Darryn Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation Ilana Eldridge, CDU Chancellor Her Honour the Honourable Sally Thomas, Chair of Larrakia Development Corporation Mark Motlop, Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership Professor Steve Larkin mark the historic agreement

CDU, Larrakia people sign historic agreement

A historic Memorandum of Understanding has been signed to formally strengthen the relationship between the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation (LNAC), the Larrakia Development Corporation (LDC)...

The Honourable Austin Asche AC QC congratulates plumbing certificate student Michael Treloar … the NT’s top apprentice in 2013

Celebrating NT Training Award wins

Charles Darwin University students and staff won six out of seven categories for individuals at the NT Training Awards in Darwin recently.Among the winners were Michael Treloar, a Certificate III in...

Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership Professor Steven Larkin launched the Indigenous Learning and Teaching Plan

CDU launches Indigenous education plan

A new plan that aims to support Indigenous people to achieve academic success was launched during Charles Darwin University’s recent Learning and Teaching Week.The CDU Indigenous Learning and...

Lecturer Dan Baschiera in action for National Geographic cameraman and field director Cian O’Cleary in Kakadu

Doco tracks Leichhardt mystery

National Geographic has shot a documentary based on a book by Charles Darwin University Humanitarian Studies lecturer Dan Baschiera.The crew was in the Northern Territory to shoot the “Ludwig...

Midwifery student Clarice Kimlin (right) meets Craig Emerson and fellow Global Voices scholarship recipient Edward Harridge of JCU

Student bound for Washington talks

A student at Alice Springs campus will mix and mingle with some of the world’s financial heavyweights when the World Bank convenes in Washington DC for its annual meeting next week.Midwifery student...

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Ms Weier will work around Wyndham in WA to monitor major Gouldian breeding sites

Endangered finch food going up in flames

A research project investigating how fire affects the food source of one of northern Australia’s most iconic bird species could provide clues to its future conservation.Once one of Australia’s most...

CDU PhD researcher Dr Josh Hanson is helping to better manage falciparum malaria

Intrepid researcher investigates complex disease

Research by a Charles Darwin University PhD graduand is helping to better manage falciparum malaria, an aggressive form of the disease that claims up to 100,000 adults globally each year.Dr Josh...

Director of the Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge research initiative Professor Michael Douglas was among CDU researchers who travelled to Malaysia

Valuing ecosystem services

A group of Charles Darwin University researchers will apply new knowledge about ecosystem valuation in Northern Australia, which they learnt during a recent trip to Malaysia.The researchers spent a...

From left: Associate Professor Steve Shanahan, PhD candidate Peter Novak, former Senator Trish Crossin and Emeritus Professor Charles Webb after the judging

Prawns a hit at thesis comp

A postgraduate researcher investigating the lifecycles of a little-studied freshwater prawn species has won the Northern Territory Three Minute Thesis competition.The Three Minute Thesis challenges...

Dr Rama Jayaraj practises cutting techniques during a research-training intensive in Thailand

Strengthening ties in Thailand

A clinical sciences academic has helped Charles Darwin University strengthen ties with researchers in Thailand following a visit to two leading universities in the South-East Asian nation.Dr Rama...

During a recent trip to Thailand, Rosemary Gundjarranbuy (centre) presented research into Indigenous health with colleagues Lawurrpa Maypilama and Dr Anne Lowell

Health researchers present at Thai conference

Charles Darwin University researchers who specialise in Indigenous health have presented their work at a global health promotion conference in Thailand.The team from the Research Centre for Health...

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The 2013 CDU Arts Award winner Lionel Garawirrtja and The Chooky Dancers troupe

NT launches Young Achiever Awards

Nominations for the Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards, which acknowledge, encourage and promote the positive achievements of young Territorians have been launched at Charles Darwin University....

Solar Team Twente’s Koen Sedee and his team mates have been preparing their car at Casuarina campus for the World Solar Challenge this month

Dutch solar car team tunes up

A team of 16 university students from the Netherlands has taken up residence at Casuarina campus to build a really hot car.Solar Team Twente has prepared its $1.5 million solar-powered electric car,...

Alice Springs Campus Administrator David Reilly presents Noel Kruger with an iPad

iPad winner hopeful of offer

Filling out a simple questionnaire at a CDU information booth has paid off for a Territory high school student who has spent many hours thinking long and hard about his career and study options.Year...

Automotive lecturer Rob Tucker … delighted with the quality of work carried out by apprentice mechanics

Students rebuild classic car for charity

A classic car rebuilt by automotive apprentices in Alice Springs has completed a 2400km journey through the Outback, without skipping a beat.Some 20 Certificate III Automotive students invested a...

Federal Member for Hasluck, Western Australia, Ken Wyatt AM, will deliver the 2013 Menzies Oration

Indigenous political pioneer to deliver Oration

An opportunity to hear from Australia’s first Indigenous Member of the House of Representatives about his vision for Indigenous health is set to attract hundreds of people to an upcoming public...

Kormilda College students (from left) Chelsea Moyd-Monagle, Bailey Hetherington-Tait and Indi Shugg at CDU’s FUN101 event

Business students ‘One Step Ahead’

Hundreds of budding entrepreneurs, accountants, marketers and economists recently converged on Casuarina campus as part of Charles Darwin University’s School of Business inaugural FUN101 – One Step...

Some members of the energetic CDU team, Nikeeta O’Sullivan and children, Noni Salam, Sarah Guajardo, Jarrod Eggins Liz Lycett and Dr Mary Morris

Laps of support for cancer research

A group of staff and students has raised almost $5000 as part of Northern Territory Cancer Council’s 2013 Relay For Life.The annual event challenges teams in a relay style overnight run or walk and...

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Events Coordinator Nattapong (Taytae) Teerakaew leads a double life as Australian Sepak Takraw Team Manager

Taytae leads team to world stage

A Charles Darwin University staff member recently travelled to Thailand to attend the world championship for a sport that blends volleyball, gymnastics, soccer and martial arts.Sepak takraw is an...

Menzies Director Professor Alan Cass

Menzies Director receives national health science award

One of Australia’s leading kidney specialists has been recognised with a prestigious national award for his contributions to kidney health and advancing Indigenous health.Menzies School of Health...

Silver medallist Taryn Grant from Canada, gold medallist Jacinta Carroll from Australia and bronze medallist Lauren Morgan from the USA

Student claims gold medals

A Charles Darwin University student has won two gold medals at the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation Under 21 World Waterski Championships in Orlando Florida.Jacinta Carroll, who is in...

The artwork “lucky too, the patron saint for all things protected” is woven from fishing line, incorporating a crocodile skull along with basketry techniques

Winning artwork links heritage with culture

PhD candidate Aly de Groot has won the 2013 Togart Contemporary Art Award for her artwork. The winning piece is part of her PhD studio series “Underwater Basket Weaving”, a collection of artworks...

Judges are expecting some innovative dishes using unique NT ingredients

Local chefs in champion cook-off

The Territory’s best senior and junior chefs will converge on Charles Darwin University’s Palmerston campus soon to compete for the title of Grand Champion in the 2013 Territory Culinary Challenge....

School of Trades head, Justin Busse (centre) with winners of the Excellence in Student Building Design and Drafting award Helena Hainz and Melissa Robinson

Construction awards for students

Two design students have received awards as part of this year’s Master Builders Northern Territory Excellence in Building and Construction Awards.Melissa Robinson and Helena Hainz were joint winners...

Conservation and Land Management students (back, from left) Brett Webster, Con Farrell, Christina Triantafillidis and Joel Ozgin, (front, from left) Vijay Sheokand, Nuno Cintra and Comfort Ncube

Hands-on lesson in croc catching

A group of students had the learning experience of their lifetime when they assisted with the removal of a four-metre saltwater crocodile from a public reserve.Certificate III Conservation and Land...

Pharmacy student Rejoice Ramotswetla plans to use her new peer educator skills to improve health outcomes in her home country of Botswana

Students lead way in health education

A new peer-led anti-smoking asthma education program could help reduce the number of Territory youths who take up smoking.Pharmacy students recently attended a leadership training workshop, where...

Hair and make-up models Ashleigh Matthews (left) and Rochelle Witherdin at Imagination Unlimited. Photo: Hayley Richmond

Hair, beauty students show creative spirit

Colour, creativity and a spirit of carnival swept through the Karawa Restaurant during the recent Imagination Unlimited hair and beauty show at Palmerston campus.The skills and expertise of more than...

Tauseef Mohammed is a Greek language student at CDU

Language program strengthens Greek culture

Experiencing the ancient history and culture of Greece first-hand has been an enriching learning opportunity for a group of students of the Greek language.Some 11 Charles Darwin University students...

Australian Tess Madgen in the bronze-medal play-off against Chinese Taipei at the 2013 Summer Universiade. Photo courtesy Australian University Sport

Olympics on horizon for bronze Aussie

Women’s basketball star Tess Madgen’s sights remain fixed on the 2016 Olympic Games, following Australia’s bronze medal success at the Summer Universiade in Russia recently.Tess, a part-time external...

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Sharon Bell, MBA student Vinay Menezes, Darwin Lord Mayor Her Honour Katrina Fong Lim and Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover at the reception

Lord Mayor welcomes international students

Lord Mayor of Darwin Her Honour Katrina Fong Lim opened her offices to Charles Darwin University’s international students to officially welcome them to the city at a recent reception.Some 70 students...

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Pro Vice-Chancellor VET John Hassed with scholarship recipients Carla Molloy (left) and Estelle Venter

Scholarship boosts beauty student’s ambitions

A student at Alice Springs campus has been energised to pursue a passion for beauty, following her successful application for a vocational scholarship.Certificate III in Beauty Therapy student...

Centralian Middle School students Cassie Boyle, Hayley Baliva, Precious Palupe, Luisa Mulitalo, Donna Peace and Rachel Knott dismantle a four-cylinder engine at Try’a Skill in Alice Springs

Students roll up sleeves and try hand at vocational skills

More than 200 Central Australian middle school students were prompted to think about their futures as they participated in a variety of hands-on activities at Alice Springs campus recently.The Year 9...

CDU’s new prime mover retrieves a mobile classroom from Arlparra

Prime mover takes on rough and dusty Outback

Charles Darwin University’s new $300,000 prime-mover has been clocking up the kilometres on Central Australia’s rough and dusty roads since its arrival in Alice Springs recently.The gleaming 10-tonne...

The lake at Palmerston campus will be enjoyed by residents of The Heights, Durack as well

Update from The Heights, Durack

Darwin’s newest residential address adjacent to Palmerston campus is rapidly taking shape as the first residents prepare to move into The Heights, Durack.With the first homes nearing completion, and...

Apprentice bakers Chris Field and Deborah Trebilcock prepare for the Apprentice Excellence in Baking competition with CDU Bakery Facilitator Robert Schwerdt (centre)

Bakers rise to the challenge

Apprentice bakers from throughout the Northern Territory baked off in a bread-making competition at Charles Darwin University’s Palmerston campus recently.Budding bakers kneaded silky dough,...

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