Annual Report


Northern and Central Australia are places of innovation and change, and the Northern Institute at Charles Darwin University provides leadership in research to understand and develop this space with our people by informing policy at all levels.

The Northern Institute acts as a catalyst to build capacity in social research and policy research that impacts on people’s lives and aspires to an inclusive, sustainable future for people in northern Australia and the neighbouring regions.

Research is central to the purpose of Charles Darwin University and being located in the remote far north of Australia, it closely ties to the needs of the Northern Territory and the Territory’s immediate region: Timor Leste, Eastern Indonesia and the Arafura Sea.