Support our research

Research is CDU’s engine room.

Through our institutes and centres, in collaboration with national and international institutions, our researchers work to solve problems, advance knowledge and pursue innovation that make people’s lives better.

During the past 25 years we have built up world-renowned expertise in remote and rural health, tropical and desert knowledge, ecology and environmental science. As our region develops, our leadership in these areas will be increasingly important.

Through giving to the 25th Anniversary Appeal, you will help the work of our world-renowned institutes to continue.

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Research in environment and livelihoods is managed through the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL).

RIEL is multidisciplinary in its approach, integrating insights from the natural, physical, spatial and social sciences to explore the complex interconnections within and between social and environmental systems.

Research in health and wellbeing is supported by the Research Centre for Health and Wellbeing.

The Research Centre for Health and Wellbeing aims for excellence in health and wellbeing research as it responds to the complex needs of individuals, families and their communities in the Northern Territory and beyond.

The centre collaborates with national and international groups, industry, and community partners.

Research in social and public policy is undertaken within the Northern Institute (NI). The Northern Institute delivers excellence in research and research leadership that seeks to understand development and the interactions of people, policy and place.

Education research builds knowledge, skills and capabilities required to promote equality, educational success and lifelong engagement in learning.

Research in energy is managed by The Centre for Renewable Energy. The Centre for Renewable Energy is the backbone of research to support renewable energy development in the Territory.

Indigenous Knowledges is supported by the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE). ACIKE creates opportunities to build social, human and economic identity for Indigenous peoples across Australia.

The Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages is a digital archive of endangered literature in Australian Indigenous languages from around the Northern Territory. This is a living archive, with connections to the people and communities where the books were created. This will allow for collaborative research work with the Indigenous authorities and communities.

Research scholarships are awarded to the best and brightest students at CDU, to carry out research that improves people's lives.