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Charles Darwin University

Motto: "Change your World"
Established: 2004 (as NTU, 1989)
Type: Public
Vice-Chancellor: Helen Garnett
Undergraduates: 3,300
Postgraduates: 1,000
Location: Darwin, NT, Australia
Affiliations: ASAIHL
Website: http://www.cdu.edu.au/

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is located in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. The primary campus, known as the Casuarina campus, is located in the Darwin suburb of Brinkin close to the Casuarina shopping centre, other campuses are in Alice Springs, Palmerston and Katherine (former Katherine Rural College), with some small education centres in Tennant Creek, Yulara, Jabiru, Mataranka Station) and Nhulunbuy (Gove). It was created on 1 January 2004 from the amalgamation of Northern Territory University (NTU) of Darwin and Centralian College of Alice Springs. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Port Darwin redirects here. ... For similar terms, see Northern Territories (disambiguation) Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT, The Top End Motto(s): none Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator Ted Egan Chief Minister Clare Martin (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2004... The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning or ASAIHL is a non-governmental organization founded in 1956 to assist higher learning institutions in strengthening themselves through a mutual self help and to achieve international distinction in teaching, research and public service. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Port Darwin redirects here. ... For similar terms, see Northern Territories (disambiguation) Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT, The Top End Motto(s): none Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator Ted Egan Chief Minister Clare Martin (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2004... Casuarina is a suburb in the Northern Suburbs of Darwin, Northern Territory. ... Aerial, Alice Springs Alice Springs Landsat image Alice Springs is a town and the second largest centre in the Northern Territory of Australia. ... Palmerston is an Australian city. ... Location of Katherine in Northern Territory (red) Katherine () is a town with a population of around 10,000 situated 320 km southeast of Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia. ... Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. ... Yulara is an isolated town in Australias Northern Territory with approximately 2,000 inhabitants. ... Location of Jabiru in Northern Territory (red) Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. ... Mataranka is a community of approximately 400, in the Top End region of Australias Northern Territory. ... Nhulunbuy (12°11′ S 136°46′ E) is the name of the township created on the Gove Peninsula in the Northern Territory of Australia when a bauxite mine and deep water port were established nearby in the late 1960s. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alice Springs on a large scale map Alice Springs is a large town in the Northern Territory of Australia located at 23°42′ S 133°52′ E. Its population of 28,178 (2001 Census) makes it the second-largest settlement in the Territory (the only other towns of significant size...


The university is named after Charles Darwin, the celebrated English naturalist. For other people of the same surname, and places and things named after Charles Darwin, see Darwin. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...

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History

The university has evolved over the years from mergers of several higher education institutions.


Darwin Community College

Darwin Community College, founded in 1974 and renamed Darwin Institute of Technology in 1984, was a combined College of Advanced Education and a TAFE College. It was situated on what is now the Casuarina Campus, although it used other buildings at various times in Darwin. By the time of the formation of the Northern Territory University, it gave degrees in Arts, Education, Business and Applied Science. Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The College of Advanced Education (CAE) was a class of Australian tertiary education institutions that existed from the early 1960s until the early 1990s. ... In Australia, Technical and Further Education or TAFE institutions are those which offer a wide range of post-secondary education and training, generally in vocational fields (such as hospitality, tourism, construction, woodwork, secretarial skills, community work, etc), often at a level of difficulty below that of a corresponding or related...


University College of the Northern Territory

On several occasions, the Government of the Northern Territory requested the Australian Commonwealth Government to finance a university in the Territory. The response was always that the population was too small. In 1985, it took the unusual step of financing the University College of the Northern Territory itself for a five year period from 1987 to 1991. The college was governed by a Council, chaired by Austin Asche and lead by a Warden, Professor Jim Thomson, from the University of Queensland. An arrangement was made with the University of Queensland that the College would awards degrees from that institution. Staff were recruited in 1986 and housed in the old Darwin Primary School buildings. Just prior to taking the first students in February 1987, the College moved to converted building of the former Royal Darwin Hospital at Myilly Point in Darwin. The former Nurses' Hostel became a student residence, named International House. The College had two Faculties, of Arts and Science. It awarded, through the University of Queensland link, the first Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the Northern Territory. Judicial High Court Lower Courts Constitution State and territory governments Executive Governors and Administrators Premiers and Chief Ministers Legislative Parliaments and Assemblies State electoral systems ACT - NSW - NT - Qld. ... Keith John Austin Asche was born in Melbourne on 28 November 1925. ... The University of Queensland (UQ) is the longest-established university in the state of Queensland, Australia, a member of Australias Group of Eight, and the Sandstone Universities. ... Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated Ph. ...


Centralian College

Centralian College was founded in 1993 from the merger of Sadadeen Senior Secondary College and the Alice Springs College of TAFE. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


During its life, the college delivered senior secondary, TAFE and Higher education through its main campus in Alice Springs, and to a lesser extent the whole Northern Territory. In Australia, Technical and Further Education or TAFE institutions are those which offer a wide range of post-secondary education and training, generally in vocational fields (such as hospitality, tourism, construction, woodwork, secretarial skills, community work, etc), often at a level of difficulty below that of a corresponding or related... The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ... Alice Springs on a large scale map Alice Springs is a large town in the Northern Territory of Australia located at 23°42′ S 133°52′ E. Its population of 28,178 (2001 Census) makes it the second-largest settlement in the Territory (the only other towns of significant size... For similar terms, see Northern Territories (disambiguation) Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT, The Top End Motto(s): none Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator Ted Egan Chief Minister Clare Martin (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2004...


Northern Territory University

The Northern Territory University (NTU) was founded in January 1989 by merger of the Darwin Institute of Technology, and the University College of the Northern Territory. The merger was controversial, but forced by the so-called Dawkins Revolution under Federal Minister of Education John Dawkins. The new university started life on January 1st, 1999. Degrees of the University of Queensland continued to be awarded for a few years. Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The Dawkins Revolution was a series of Australian tertiary education reforms instituted by the then Labor Education Minister (1987-92) John Dawkins. ... John Sydney Dawkins was the Treasurer of Australia from December 1991 to December 1993. ...


The first Vice-Chancellor was Professor Malcolm Nairn from Murdoch University in Western Australia. Under his leadership the university prospered and morale was high among both staff and students. However funding declined as student numbers rose. During his term of office the various study centres around the Territory, that previously had been run directly by the NT Government, became part of the University. The Palmerston campus, for a few years previously a TAFE College, also became part of the university. The Palmerston campus is situated on University Avenue as this was the proposed site for a new university in a submission to the Federal Government in 1981. A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ... Murdoch University is a university with its main campus at Murdoch, 14 kilometres (9 mi) south of Perth, Western Australia, along South Street near the Kwinana Freeway ( ). It commenced operations as the states second university in 1973, and accepted its first students in 1975. ... Slogan or Nickname: Wildflower State or the Golden State Other Australian states and territories Capital Perth Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Ken Michael Premier Alan Carpenter (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 15  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2005-06)  - Product ($m)  $107,910 (4th)  - Product per capita  $53,134/person...


The second Vice-Chancellor was Professor Roger Holmes from Griffith University. After an initial excellent start to his period of office, he disappointed the university and local community by resigning after serving for only one semester to take up the post of Vice-Chancellor at University of Newcastle. Griffith University is an Australian public university with five campuses in Queensland between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. ... The University of Newcastle, established in 1965, has a student population of just over 20,000 as of 2004. ...


He was replaced as third Vice-Chancellor by the then Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ron McKay. Under his leadership, the financial constraints on the university increased. The environment of having to provide as wide as possible a tertiary education to a small population living in a very large area far from alternative institutions became even more hostile and the university did not prosper. In January 2001, the Katherine Rural College, including Mataranka Station, became part of the university.


After Ron McKay's resignation due to ill health in 2002, an interim Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ken McKinnon, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wollongong was appointed. He took various actions to improve the health of the university, some controversial, such as the proposal to merge with Centralian College with a new name for the university. The University of Wollongong is a large University with approximately 21,000 students in the city of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. ...


Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University Library Palmersotn Campus

On 21 August 2003, the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly passed the Charles Darwin University Bill, merging Alice Springs' Centralian College with the Northern Territory University to form Charles Darwin University from 1 January 2004. The inaugural university council meeting [1] was held on 26 November 2003. is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Legislative Assembly is the only chamber of parliament in the Northern Territory in Australia. ... Alice Springs on a large scale map Alice Springs is a large town in the Northern Territory of Australia located at 23°42′ S 133°52′ E. Its population of 28,178 (2001 Census) makes it the second-largest settlement in the Territory (the only other towns of significant size... Centralian College was founded in 1993 from the merger of Sadadeen Senior Secondary College and the Alice Springs College of TAFE. It ended on 1 January 2005 when it merged with Northern Territory University to form Charles Darwin University. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Current situation

Charles Darwin University is a dual-sector university which means the university offers courses from VET (Vocational Education and Training, formerly TAFE) through to Higher Education undergraduate and postgraduate over a wide range of subjects and disciplines. A blacksmith is a traditional trade. ... In Australia, Technical and Further Education or TAFE institutions are those which offer a wide range of post-secondary education and training, generally in vocational fields (such as hospitality, tourism, construction, woodwork, secretarial skills, community work, etc), often at a level of difficulty below that of a corresponding or related... The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ...


There are three areas of study offered by the university's three faculties: For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ...

  • Law, Business and Arts
  • Education, Health and Science
  • Technology (Engineering, Industrial Education and Information Technology)

The formerly independent Menzies School of Health Research has been incorporated as a school within the university's new Institute of Advanced Studies. The Menzies School of Health Research is a joint venture between the university, the Menzies Foundation and the University of Sydney and is located at the Royal Darwin Hospital, also in Casuarina. The University of Sydney, established in Sydney in 1850, is the oldest university in Australia. ...


The Vice Chancellor of the University is Professor Helen Garnett.


Student associations

Students are represented by the CDU Student Union, and postgraduate students by the CDU Postgraduate Student Association, a member of the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations. The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations, or CAPA, is the peak representative body for postgraduate students in Australia. ...


Territory FM

104.1 Territory FM is a community radio station based on the campus of Charles Darwin University. The station is broadcast on 104.1 Darwin and Palmerston and 98.7 Alice Springs and can also be heard across the Northern Territory in Batchelor, Katherine / Tindal, Tennant Creek, Nhulunbuy and Adelaide River. Territory FM is also streamed online with Quicktime at TerritoryFM.com. 104. ... For similar terms, see Northern Territories (disambiguation) Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT, The Top End Motto(s): none Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator Ted Egan Chief Minister Clare Martin (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2004... Batchelor may refer to: Batchelor, Northern Territory, an Australian town Batchelor (surname) people with the given name Batchelor Batchelors, a food brand The Bachelors, Irish band Bachelor Bachellier Bachelier Category: ... Look up Katherine in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... RAAF Base Tindal (RAAF Tindal) is a Royal Australian Air Force air base located near the town of Katherine in the Northern Territory. ... Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. ... Nhulunbuy (12°11′ S 136°46′ E) is the name of the township created on the Gove Peninsula in the Northern Territory of Australia when a bauxite mine and deep water port were established nearby in the late 1960s. ... Adelaide River is the name of more than one place in Australia: Adelaide River, the river Adelaide River, the township This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


External links

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  • The university's site
  • Legislative Assembly site
    • Charles Darwin University Act 2003
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  • Menzies School of Health Research site
  • Territory FM

 
 

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