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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.

Joy Bulkanhawuy and Brenda Muthamuluwuy

Yolŋu short courses to teach Matha (language) and Rom (culture)

People wishing to learn or expand their knowledge of the north-east Arnhem Land language of Yolŋu can now enrol in a series of short courses at Charles Darwin University.

David McBain and student Chinju Joby

Emergency food parcels help students in time of need

Charles Darwin University students and staff have provided more than 3600 emergency student food parcels during the past three months to assist students across the NT who have been experiencing financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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.


CDU researcher Tom Duncan

Research calls for cultural valuing of Aussie species

Indigenous values should be at the centre of conservation planning and decision making to ensure more equitable environmental and cultural outcomes, according to research by a Charles Darwin University PhD candidate.

Health Science PhD candidate Tim Howarth

Spotlight on birthweight impact on sporting success

A Charles Darwin University PhD candidate is investigating the health status and sporting prowess of adults who were born underweight, as part of a project to develop a training approach that optimises gains for low birthweight people.


CIFAS student Allyce Pecket

CIFAS information day to suit enquiring minds

Current and prospective students interested in engaging in a host of programs offered by the College of Indigenous Futures, Arts & Society are being encouraged to attend an information and enrolment day tomorrow.  

Charles Darwin University conservation biologist and lead author Professor Stephen Garnett

Research provides roadmap towards global species list

A roadmap to an agreed list of all the world’s species, from mammals and birds to plants, fungi and microbes, has been created for the first time and could have global impacts for their conservation.

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.


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