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Time capsule sealed in unorthodox fashion at CDU

A time capsule featuring relics from the year 2020 - including a face mask and toilet roll – was sealed in unorthodox fashion at Charles Darwin University (CDU) this week.

Dr Vidushi Thusithana

Research focuses on East Point rainforest rehabilitation

The rehabilitation of dry seasonal rainforest at East Point Reserve in Darwin, which was devastated during World War II and Cyclone Tracy, has been the focus of research by a Charles Darwin University PhD graduand. 

The development of school gardens is helping Papua New Guinea communities produce their own food

CDU horticulturalist helps raise school gardens in PNG

A Charles Darwin University horticulture expert is spearheading a project to help schools in Papua New Guinea grow their own produce to counter food supply issues caused by COVID-19. 

Dr Tony Boutagy used 60 people performing six different warm up methods as part of his research

Sports science research debunks stretching myth

A PhD graduand, who has conducted an extensive study on the effects of warming up and stretching before physical activity, will receive a PhD at Charles Darwin University’s virtual graduation ceremony this Friday.

Research by Dr Kerstin Zander reveals the key drivers people move south.

Research reveals key drivers for migration south

With the build-up on the way, new research has found that along with the tyranny of distance and high living costs, heat is one of the key drivers moving people from the tropics to Australia’s cooler southern states.

Charles Darwin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks

CDU Vice-Chancellor Simon Maddocks set to depart late 2020

Charles Darwin University has announced that its Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simon Maddocks, will leave the university at the end of 2020, after seven years in the role.

Charles Darwin University Turtle Rehabilitation Centre workers Kathy Kellam and Daniel Costa with Jolie the turtle

Resilient sea turtle adapts to life with missing front flipper

A critically injured Green Sea Turtle, which suffered a severed front flipper, cracked shell and fractured plastron (underbelly) has been nursed to full health and is ready to be released into the wild. 

Denise Horvath and Jackie Wynne are part of CDU’s Learnline Development and Training team which helped the university earn a Blackboard Hall of Fame Award.

CDU top of the class for online learning

Charles Darwin University has been recognised as one of the leading institutions in the world for online learning after receiving a Blackboard Hall of Fame Award.

Tall Poppy 2020

CDU researcher named NT’s Young Tall Poppy

Charles Darwin University ecologist Dr Carla Eisemberg has won the Northern Territory Young Tall Poppy Science Award for 2020 for her outstanding research that has the potential to influence health and sustainable harvest enterprises in remote communities.

Exchange grant

Research grant to support Indigenous early education

A project led by Charles Darwin University that aims to build on the strong cultural foundation of young Indigenous children as they move into early education has received an Australian Government Indigenous Research Exchange grant of almost $200,000.

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