Issue 4
10 April
Charles Darwin University


Welcome to E-news, Charles Darwin University’s fortnightly news bulletin. Read on to find out about local pearl farming trainees who are diving into an aquaculture course, and meet the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Global Strategy and Advancement.

CDU holds firm in world’s best young unis ranking

Charles Darwin University is continuing to feature prominently as one of the world’s best universities that are less than 50 years old.

The Northern Territory’s only university is positioned 34th in The Times Higher Education (THE) “Young...


Other Top Stories

Dr Jonatan Lassa says climate science needs to be taken seriously by policy makers

Regional trade at risk from environmental change

A Charles Darwin University expert in emergency and disaster management told an international conference last week that lawmakers needed to look seriously at potential climate and disaster impacts on ports and seaport cities in Southeast Asia. 



Other Research News

Keiryn Orr shows his technique in the Introductory Olympic Weightlifting Junior Program at CDU

Program for NT’s future Olympic weightlifters

Charles Darwin University sports scientists are running a program that encourages kids to become involved in weightlifting.

The Introductory Olympic Weightlifting Junior Program at CDU is running in conjunction with the Northern Territory...


Other Community News

Sarah Pirrie is one of three NT artists selected for the Creative in Residence program

Lecturer bound for art residency

A Visual Arts Lecturer will create artworks in collaboration with one of the Northern Territory’s most iconic cultural venues.

Sarah Pirrie is one of three NT artists selected for the Creative in Residence program funded through the Northern...


Aquaculture students from left: Blake Ritchie, James Welsh, Daniel Scullion, Haydn Klein, Luis Buchanan, Aurora Philpin and Jayden Turner

Pearl farmers dive into aquaculture course

Thirteen pearl farm trainees are polishing their skills in aquaculture through a Charles Darwin University course that supports the iconic North Australian industry.

Maritime and Seafood Team Leader Chadd Mumme said the newly designed Certificate III...


Other Students News

CDU Student Ambassador Mimi Kunnikorn volunteers at the event for another year
Student ambassadors Nqabezwe Ngwabi and Student Recruitment and Events officer Irta Rachman give Paula Wilson a new look
Angel Punnoose and Mikhaila Barrozo put wigs on for the blood cancer charity
Community engagement officer Sierra Bath and student ambassador Patrick Chin help raise money with a smile

World’s Greatest Shave

CDU Student Ambassadors have coloured and shaved their way into raising more than $1700 for blood cancer research during the World’s Greatest Shave event at Casuarina campus.


Ancestor figurine, male

Ancestor figurine, male

Artist unknown, Atauro Island, Timor-Leste, Early-mid 20th Century, Wood, rosewood (Pterocarpus indicus), nara (AD), ai naa (T), 14 H x 3 W x 3 D cm, Private collection of Michael Abbott AO QC


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