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Research and Innovation

Partnership and collaboration

Together, we’re stronger

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At Charles Darwin University our many partnerships are vital to our strategic aims as well as to the economic growth of our region. Our collaborations bring many diverse benefits, from supporting vocational and higher education to building collaborative commercial ventures.

Strong partnerships are also essential to our research. When we draw from a range of sources with specialist knowledge and differing viewpoints, we all benefit. We welcome research partners including governments, professional associations, private enterprise, the community, and other research, training and educational providers.

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Research web portal

Our research portfolio has real-world impact, within and beyond our unique location in Northern Australia.

The CDU Research Web portal provides access to CDU's Research Projects and Researchers.


The Northern Australian Fire Information system developed by Charles Darwin University is a critical management tool for the pastoral industry. It informs how we conduct controlled burns; infrastructure planning; estimating paddock stocking rates; collecting detailed images of remote areas; understanding previous fire history; and planning and response in bush fire incidences.

Paul Burke, former CEO of the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association.

Our research institutes and centres

Menzies School of Health Research

Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods

Northern Institute

Energy and Resources Institute

Molly Wardaguga Research Centre

Centre for Creative Futures

North Australia Centre for Autonomous Systems

NT Academic Centre for Cyber Security and Innovation

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  • Charles Darwin University strategic plan 2021-2026

    CDU Strategic Plan 2021-2026

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