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Charles Darwin University

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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In the spirit of our namesake, Charles Darwin, the naturalist, geologist and father of modern evolutionary theory, CDU places great emphasis on innovative study and research that will change the world and improve people’s lives. Today we have over 22,000 students enrolled in Higher Education, Research and VET spread across nine campuses and centres in the Northern Territory, as well as in Melbourne and Sydney. As one of a handful of universities in the country that provides both Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, we offer alternative ways to access education, particularly for mature-aged and Indigenous students. As well as gaining a qualification, CDU believes that every graduate should acquire universal skills, qualities and understanding regardless of their disciplines.

Reasons to choose CDU:

  • we are in the top two per cent of universities in the world and in the top 100 universities worldwide under 50 years old. (Times Higher Education 2013)
  • we are the second-fastest growing university in Australia
  • we are in the top four universities in Australia and New Zealand for research in environmental science and ecology
  • we teach over 4000 Indigenous students each year.
551-600
2016
551-600
2017
651-700
2018
  • 32.1
    Citations per Faculty
  • 60.2
    International Faculty
  • 99.2
    International Students
91-100
2015
81-90
2016
Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 under 50
  • 2003
    Establishment Year
  • 551-600
    WUR Overall
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
307
International
68

Number of students

6,913
Postgraduate 22%
Undergraduate 78%

Number of international students

2,727
Postgraduate 46%
Undergraduate 54%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.