Professor Barney Glover
Charles Darwin University (CDU) represents the education and training backbone of the Northern Territory. A dual-sector institution, CDU offers courses ranging from certificate level through to doctorates.
As the largest tertiary institution in the Northern Territory, CDU has campuses in Darwin, Palmerston, Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy, and study centres in Yulara, Jabiru and Tennant Creek. It also delivers education and training into more than 170 remote centres across the Territory.
More than 22,000 students study with CDU online, on campus or at one of the Territory's remote locations. The student body comes from all parts of Australia and includes a substantial representation of Indigenous people. Its overseas students come from more than 60 countries.
The University is expanding its capacity through strategic partnerships, the most recent being the Medical Program offered in conjunction with Flinders University. This program allows the Northern Territory to grow its own doctors for the first time. Through the partnership, medical students can complete their degrees without leaving the Territory. CDU is also a member of Innovative Research Universities, which promotes high-quality research, collaboration between members, and provides a unique perspective in advancing the national education agenda.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012 placed CDU in the top 2 per cent of universities worldwide.
The University's research activity takes place through a range of institutes and centres that encourage cross-discipline collaboration. Research takes place largely under the following groups: