Charles Darwin University is founded on 50 years of delivering tertiary education to the Northern Territory.
Formed in 2003 through a merger between the Northern Territory University, Alice Springs-based Centralian College, NT Rural College in Katherine, and the Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University offers a fresh approach to training, education, research and knowledge application. It aspires to be recognised internationally as a centre of excellence in Indigenous and cross cultural knowledge, tropical knowledge (relevant to the wet/dry tropics) and desert knowledge.
As a multi-sector education provider, the University can provide unique pathways for students, from school-based vocational training through to advanced research degrees.
Our students are drawn from the local area, across Australia and overseas, consisting of Indigenous and international students, school leavers and mature age people returning to study. Charles Darwin University is the largest tertiary institution in the Territory.
Casuarina campus, in the northern suburbs of Darwin, is about 12 kilometres from the city centre. It is set in 56 hectares of parkland, near an unspoilt beach and on a major bus route.
The campus has many great facilities including:
* An extensive library with state of the art learning precinct
* Modern research facilities
* On-campus accommodation
* Several cafes
* Post Office
* Basketball court