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Professor Reuben Bolt

Deputy Vice-Chancellor becomes first First Nations member on prestigious national science council

A Charles Darwin University (CDU) executive will join a council of experts to offer advice to the Prime Minister and cabinet on science and technology issues facing Australia. 

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Dr Nazim Nassar

New study reveals kill order for melanoma cells by cannabis extract

A cannabis extract has shown positive results in slowing down melanoma cell growth and increasing cell death rates, a new in-vitro study finds.

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Charles Darwin University Associate Professor Dianne Wepa led the study into connectedness for Māori during COVID-19.

Study examines Māori response during COVID-19

A study into the social response of Māori during the COVID-19 pandemic has found the interconnectedness of Indigenous communities could be key to developing greater and more effective public health policies. 

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Macka plumbing student

Macka’s dyslexia was an obstacle in school, but it also made him an astute problem solver

Gabriel “Macka” Morris never thought he would be able to learn a trade and complete a VET course, because his learning difficulties kept throwing obstacles at him throughout his school years. More than 30 years after his dyslexia diagnosis when in Year 8, the third-year apprentice is completing his coursework to become a qualified plumber.  

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2024 Fee-free TAFE announcement

Successful fee-free TAFE at CDU extended to close more skills gaps in the NT

The fee-free TAFE program returns to CDU with more than 60 courses offered to ensure the Northern Territory has the skilled workforce it needs. 

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A new containerised hydrogen electrolyser and fuel cell system has been installed at Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) Renewable Energy Microgrid Hub for Applied Research and Training (REMHART) facility. The new system will integrate hydrogen into the NT’s power network.

NT receives key boost in integrating hydrogen into the electricity grid

Charles Darwin University (CDU) has produced hydrogen in the Northern Territory for the first time. The University and the Northern Territory has today taken a step forward in the goal to establish a hydrogen generation industry. 

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Police Commissioner, CDU TAFE and Minister

$1.7 Million training contract for CDU to upskill prisoners in the NT

A new contract has been signed between Northern Territory Correctional Services and Charles Darwin University. CDU TAFE will now run vocational training at both correctional centres in the Northern Territory. 

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A new collaborative project sees Charles Darwin University (CDU) researchers join fishing industry experts and fisheries managers across the Northern Territory, Western Australia, and Queensland, to investigate mitigation strategies for threatened ray and shark bycatch in commercial net fisheries. Photo credit Grant Johnson

Uniting industry to investigate mitigation of threatened species bycatch in commercial net fisheries

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is leading an ambitious new collaborative project that will look to mitigate threatened ray and shark bycatch in northern Australian net fisheries.

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Matthew Norwood at the TERN Savanna SuperSite

Rain, hail or shine, this CDU technician has a tower to climb

For nearly 15 years, Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) Matthew Northwood has scrambled up towers in remote corners of the Northern Territory to test, adjust and repair technical equipment that’s providing vital information about a changing climate and impacts on our NT environment. 

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