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CDU proposes restructure to balance budget, unify VET and HE, allow for future growth

CDU is seeking feedback on a draft Change Proposal to unify Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education across the university. The draft proposal provides $10m in savings through financial efficiencies across the university and positions CDU for growth - with better pathways for more VET students.

Community rangers and CDU staff at the leadership workshop

Rangers take emergency leadership training

Charles Darwin University’s Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research, and the Humanitarian, Emergency and Disaster Management team are hosting 25 remote community rangers at a leadership skill-building workshop in Noonamah this week.

Dr Kerstin Zander has contributed to a global report

CDU research informs global conservation effort

Charles Darwin University researchers have contributed to an international call for 30% of the planet to be protected to address the alarming collapse of the natural world.

Brittany Hayward Brown

Students call to reduce single-use plastics

A Charles Darwin University environmental action group is lending its support to Plastic Free July, an initiative that encourages people to be part of the solution to plastic pollution.


New Guinea giant softshell turtle (hatchling)

Experts warn of species’ imminent extinction

A Charles Darwin University ecologist has joined 50 experts with the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group to publish the most comprehensive study of the extinction risks for turtles and tortoises.


Dr Carla Eisemberg

Science judges place CDU ecologist in top tier

Charles Darwin University ecologist Dr Carla Eisemberg has been recognised for research excellence by judges searching for Australia’s nominee for the internationally prestigious APEC ASPIRE Prize.

World Turtle Day

Territory tales to celebrate turtle day

A series of short videos on turtles from the Territory including the story of “Bubbles”, a critically endangered Hawksbill, who was rescued in the waters off Gove, will go live this weekend to celebrate World Turtle Day on Saturday, 23 May.


HE short courses

CDU responds to COVID-19 short course demand

Charles Darwin University has responded to the recently announced Higher Education Relief Package with a suite of low-cost higher education short-course options aimed at helping support Australians impacted by COVID-19 to emerge with a new qualification. 

David Ompong and Adam Turley

Science kit unlocks the secret of light

A kaleidoscope of light and colour is on offer to Territorians to celebrate the International Day of Light, thanks to science kits available through a partnership between Inspired NT and Charles Darwin University.

Anna Lemon

Home science kits to help Top Enders grow knowledge

Families can learn the science behind native seeds and how they survive and thrive in the Top End’s dry season fires thanks to science kits available through a partnership between Inspired NT and Charles Darwin University.