We are driven to make positive differences in communities, society and policy through robust and independent research.
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We welcome prospective research students to undertake their research journey with the Faculty of Arts and Society and Northern Institute.
Our researchers in the fields of humanities, social sciences, business, law and languages have national and international expertise in North Australia, Southeast Asia, the region and beyond.Read more
Northern Institute was established in 2011 through a partnership between Charles Darwin University and the Northern Territory Government to undertake high quality analysis in social and policy research and build research capacity and leadership in Northern Australia.
Over the past decade, under the Directorship of Professor Ruth Wallace, the NI has grown to become a major ‘think tank’ in Australia’s north and a known hub for research expertise and training.
Our research is underpinned by a deep understanding of partners’ and communities’ strengths and challenges, is informed by the complexity of issues facing regional and remote areas, and has a clear focus on delivering accurate, at times challenging, analysis for communities, government and industry. Much of the Northern Institute’s research is recognised by a long-held commitment to co-design that ensures research is undertaken in ways that strengthen voices that are often unheard and develops contextually meaningful evidence that supports effective decision making.
Our researchers and research students are committed to undertaking work of relevance, excellence and, above all, social impact.
Welcome to Northern Institute.
- Professor Kim Humphery, Director, Northern Institute
Thank you to Country
In the spirit of respect, Northern Institute acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land and seas of Australia. We pay our respects to the elders both past, present and emerging for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Aboriginal Australia.
Northern Institute Research Support Services are located on Larrakia Land.
We wish to advise that our website and publications may contain images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are deceased.