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Program maps path for Indigenous lawyers

A Charles Darwin University (CDU) program is aiming to grow the number of Indigenous lawyers in the Northern Territory.

Joel Benesha

CDU graduate looking to trial ‘life-saving’ smartwatch

A Charles Darwin University graduate who has developed a potentially lifesaving smartwatch designed to help address remote health issues is aiming to trial the project in Indigenous communities. 

Hairdressing apprentice Aimee Sawtell

Apprentice Aimee top of the class

Apprentice hairdresser Aimee Sawtell has just taken another small step toward her ambition of becoming a hair dresser in the Australian Outback.

CDU transformation

CDU releases restructure plan to balance budget for 2021

After six weeks of consultation and feedback with staff, industry and the NT Government, Charles Darwin University today released its Change Plans to unify Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education across the university campuses and balance the budget through $9m in savings.

Senior Research Fellow Dr Christine Schlesinger

Wildlife flourishes when buffel removed

Scientists in Central Australia have confirmed that native wildlife will flourish in areas where the introduced weed buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) has been removed.

Indigenous Pre-Accounting Enabling Program

Calculating a pathway for Indigenous accountants

A new Charles Darwin University initiative is set to significantly boost the number of Indigenous accountants working across the Northern Territory and Australia.

International students

International student flight on track

Charles Darwin University (CDU) remains on track to be the first university in the country to pilot a program which will see its international students return to Australia, with the flight almost at capacity and set to arrive on 30 November. 

IT CodeFair judges

IT protégés in spotlight at CodeFair

Some of the Northern Territory’s brightest young minds in the information technology field are set to be rewarded at the conclusion of the Charles Darwin University IT CodeFair tomorrow.

PhD candidate Lee Harrop

CDU artist in Australia’s largest outdoor exhibition

Charles Darwin University PhD candidate Lee Harrop has had a work of art selected for the high-profile outdoor Sculpture by the Sea Bondi exhibition in Sydney next year.

Dr Sean Bellairs

Native rice trials begin in a $1.4 million project

A research project seeking to commercialise native rice in Northern Australia, and support Indigenous enterprise, has received $1.4 million cash support and has commenced growing trials.

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