The distinctive characteristics of the Northern Territory present researchers and research students at Charles Darwin University with unique experiences and opportunities.
CDU is an exciting and progressive research-intensive university that prioritises the complex issues facing Northern Australia and the Asia-Pacific. Our internationally recognised research is strongly aligned with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and makes a real, positive difference in people’s lives.
We’ve had breakthroughs in the areas of malaria treatment, technologies to improve health in remote communities, preserving Indigenous languages, accelerating STEM education using technology, and many others.
Our key partnerships with national and international universities ensure that our research capacity and capability continue to grow, and our research is relevant and engaged.
Find out more about our research strengths through our research institutes and centres and Colleges.
CDU’s research focuses on improving the lives of the people in our region; in understanding and making better the societies, economies, health and environments of Northern Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.