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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.


From left: Margaret Palmer and Vicki Crowley with two of the exhibition pieces: a player and one of the spectators.

Exhibition celebrates champion softball team

A collection of papier-mâché sculptures inspired by the success of the Amoonguna softball team is about to go on display in Alice Springs.

Brenda Muthamuluwuy, Joy Bulkanhawuy and Gawura Wanambi_web

CDU leads way teaching Indigenous languages

Charles Darwin University is offering courses in three Indigenous Australian languages this year, more than any other university in the country. Students interested in learning an Indigenous language can choose from Yolŋu Matha from East Arnhem Land, Arrernte from Central Australia and Bininj Kunwok from West Arnhem Land.

Jim Lee

STEMfit engages NT kids in learning

Charles Darwin University Lecturer in Exercise and Sport Science, Dr Jim Lee has been researching the use of wearable technologies in STEM education, using students’ own performance data to engage them in science, technology, engineering and mathematics classes.

Ruth Wallace

Northern Institute marks 10 years celebrating International Women’s Day

Inspirational Territory women will share stories of overcoming the odds when they gather for the Northern Institute’s International Women’s Day (IWD) event on Casuarina campus on 6 March.

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Calls for 'quantum shift' to Top End water management

With still no signs of a monsoon in the Top End this wet season, industry, Indigenous, government and research groups met in Darwin this week to initiate what could be a paradigm shift to improve water systems management in the north.

CDU student Fariana Kashem and Student Ambassador Jurse Salandanan at the Casuarina campus orientation.

Orientation opens door to CDU life

Hundreds of students will attend Charles Darwin University (CDU) Orientation this week, with a range of activities to help ease students into university life.

Caption: Australian Army soldiers check out the parts created using 3D printing technology.

Printing tomorrow’s potential today

On the spot design and manufacturing through new cutting-edge metal ­­3D Printing technology will soon enhance lines of logistics for the Australian Army.


CDU helps to break down barriers

Charles Darwin University has welcomed new students to its Waterfront campus including scholarship recipient Ioannis Kazouris, who is proving that serious illness is no barrier to achieving his goals.

Rohan Fisher and Willie Rioli interviewed at the Savanna Fire Forum held at CDU.

Australia’s big burning issue tackled in the north

As Australia grapples with unprecedented wildfires that have caused widespread devastation over summer, the success of Indigenous fire management in the north has gained renewed attention.

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