- Charles Darwin universitet
Charles Darwin universitet
Charles Darwin universitet (CDU) er en australsk offentlig universitet med ca. 22,083 studenter som av 2011. Den ble etablert i 2003 after the merger of Northern Territory University (NTU) av Darwin, Menzies School of Health Research og Centralian College of Alice Springs, og det ble oppkalt etter Charles Darwin, feiret engelsk naturforsker.
Det er et medlem av gruppen av 7 Innovative Research Universities in Australia. CDU has campuses in the Darwin suburb ofCasuarina, byen Palmerston, og byene Alice Springs, Katherine og Nhulunbuy, with smaller training centres in Jabiru, Tennant Creek og Yulara. En ny Waterfront Campus åpnet i 2015 i Darwin CBD som inneholder Business School.
Universitetet tilbyr et bredt spekter av høyere utdanning og yrkesfaglig opplæring kurs med fleksible studietilbud, inkludert deltid, ekstern og online.
Av 2015 Charles Darwin University vil ha vokst sin student base ved 50 prosent. Det vil være kjent for sin ledende tilnærming til utdanning, forskning og samfunnsengasjement i regional og fjern Australia, og regionen som helhet.
Det vil også trekke på prioriteringene i regionen i innramming sine utdanningsprogrammer og utforske grensene av kunnskap.
Med fokus på høy kvalitet, fleksibelt lokale og fjernundervisning, CDU vil gi læring som elevene, regionen og nasjonen trenger for å produsere innovative kandidater som effektivt møte utfordringene i en kompleks, verden i endring.
Som en særegen multi-sektoren utdanning leverandør, Dette universitetet vil bli anerkjent som en leder i student support og levering av trasé fra yrkesopplæring gjennom til avansert forskning grader.
Det vil oppnå økt elevmedvirkning, spesielt blant vanskeligstilte utdanningsgruppene, gjennom tradisjonelle og utradisjonelle tilnærminger til utdanning levering og, dermed, effektivt vil møte behovene til urfolks studentene til å bli sitt universitet av valget.
Dette universitetets etablerte forsknings styrker i tropisk, ørken og Indigenous kunnskap vil bli en nasjonal og internasjonal ressurs, åpne for samarbeid og utstyrt for å tilby løsninger på komplekse problemer av lokal, nasjonal og internasjonal betydning.
CDU vil være en dynamisk og robust regional høyere institusjon som vil ha forfalsket sterk, gjensidig fordelaktig samarbeid med andre sentrale institusjoner, regjeringen og samfunnet.
Det vil møte behovene til industrien og yrker for en dyktig arbeidsstokk, og vil gi lederskap å fremme intellektuelle, profesjonell, sosial, kulturell og miljømessig velvære for Northern Territory.
Personalet vil bli anerkjent for, og støttet i, oppnåelse av universitetets mål. I alle deler av arbeidet vil dette universitetet gjelde de høyeste standarder for profesjonalitet, effektivitet og ansvarlighet for å maksimere effektiviteten og sikre verdien av sitt bidrag til regionen der den opererer.
skoler / høyskoler / avdelinger / kurs / Fakulteter
Fakultet for ingeniør, Helse, Science and the Environment
- School of Engineering and Information Technology
- School of Environment
- School of Health
- School of Psychological and Clinical Sciences
Juridisk fakultet, utdanning, Business and Arts
- School of Academic Language and Learning
- CDU Business School
- School of Creative Arts and Humanities
- School of Education
- School of Law
- School of Indigenous Knowledges and Public Policy
Faculty of Vocational Education and Training
- School of Service Industries
- School of Primary Industries
- School of Trades
- School of Health, Community and Children’s Services
Charles Darwin University has evolved over the years through the merging of several higher education institutions.
Darwin Community College, grunnlagt i 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, utdanning, Business and Applied Science.
The Menzies School of Health Research was established in 1985 as a body corporate of the Northern Territory Government under the Menzies Act 1985. This Act was amended in 2004 to formalise the relationship with Charles Darwin University (CDU). Menzies is now a major partner of CDU and constitutes a school within the University on campus at CDU Casuarina offering post-graduate degrees and higher degrees by research.
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. I 1985, it took the unusual step of financing the University College of the Northern Territory itself for a five-year period from 1987 til 1991. The college was governed by a Council, chaired by Austin Asche and led 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 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.
Centralian College was founded in 1993 from the merger of Sadadeen Senior Secondary College and the Alice Springs College of TAFE. 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. Centralian College is a co-educational senior secondary school, for students from Year 10 to Year 12. Centralian College shares its campus with the Charles Darwin University campus of Alice Springs. Centralian College uses the university’s facilities and students attending Centralian College can participate in VET courses (as early as Year 10) offered by CDU.
The Northern Territory University (NTU) was founded in January 1989 by a 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 1 januar 1989. Degrees of the University of Queensland continued to be awarded for a few years.
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 on 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.
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.
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. I januar 2001, the Katherine Rural College, including Mataranka Station, became part of the university.
After 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.
På 21 august 2003, the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly passed the Charles Darwin University Act 2003 (NT), merging Alice Springs’ Centralian College and the Menzies School of Health Research with the Northern Territory University to form Charles Darwin University from 1 januar 2004. The inaugural university council meeting was held on 26 november 2003.
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