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BHERT Member: Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is the only higher education institution based in the Northern Territory. It is a member of the group of seven Innovative Research Universities in Australia, and has11 campuses and centres throughout Australia, including Darwin, Palmerston, Alice Springs, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Melbourne, and online. CDU also delivers training in more than 170 locations across the Northern Territory, South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. Charles Darwin University is a dual-sector university: it offers Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses as well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

CDU’s research portfolio is well known for its focus on outcomes that make a real difference to people and communities in the Northern Territory, around Australia and across the broader Asia-Pacific region. CDU outperforms other institutions of similar size and age and is renowned for its recognised excellence in Indigenous and tropical health, environmental science and public policy.

The majority of the university’s research is conducted in the Menzies School of Health Research, the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL), the Northern Institute (NI). However, CDU has significant capabilities in education, business, creative arts and Vocational Education and Training and is currently forming a Research Institute for Energy and Technology (RIET).

CDU is a foundation member of the Darwin Innovation Hub (DIH), which supports commercialisation and incubation, and fosters collaborative research relationships between business, government and the university. As well as its involvement in DIH, CDU is a partner in the Darwin Academic Campus and the Central Australia Academic Health Science Centre.

CDU also hosts the Confucius Institute, the North Australian Centre for Oil and Gas (NACOG), the Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (AMA), the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Education (ACIKE), the Research Centre for Health and Wellbeing, and the Centre for Renewable Energy.

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Photo: Professor Lawrence Cram (DVC and VP Research and Research Training, CDU), Steven Camilleri (CTO, Spee3D Pty Ltd), Dr Rebecca Murray (Director, Advanced Manufacturing Alliance) with 3D Metal Printer, world-first technology supported through a Charles Darwin University-Spee3D Collaboration.



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