Charles Darwin University (CDU) is a new world university; committed to bringing people together to use knowledge to shape the future. It's a place where everyone can follow their passion to make things better – however big or small. As the only university in the Northern Territory, CDU is uniquely placed to provide education, training and research expertise to match the growing focus on Australia’s north.
The University was conceived to support the economic, environmental, cultural and social development of the Northern Territory. Working in partnership with the Territory and Commonwealth governments, CDU has established a Higher Education, Vocational Education and Training, and Research portfolio strongly focused on Northern Australia and the surrounding South-East Asian region.
Recognised leaders in environmental studies (tropical and desert knowledges), Indigenous education and studies, remote nursing and education, South-East Asian studies and online learning; the diversity of the University’s study programs and delivery methods is rare among Australia’s universities.