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2011 Charles Darwin University annual report



2011 Charles Darwin University annual report


Charles Darwin University


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1 January to 31 December 2011

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38 39CDU ANNUAL REPORT 2011 CDU ANNUAL REPORT 2011 DESiGN STUDENTS HELP THOSE iN NEED The St Vincent de Paul Society hopes to revamp one of its outreach centres after receiving innovative plans from Charles Darwin University design and architecture students. The CDU outreach program aimed to provide students with an opportunity to improve their community engagement skills, while helping to improve lives in the community. CDU design and architecture lecturer Marianne Dyason said the course unit gave non-profit community groups in Darwin the opportunity to draw on the expertise of staff and students and enabled students to interact with real clients to practise what they were learning in class. Design and architecture can have a huge impact on peoples lives. Through this program the students learn to meet the real needs of clients to ensure their designs have a positive impact, she said. CDU/NT GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHiP AGREEMENT The CDU/NTG Partnership Agreement undertakes activities that are strategically positioned to the core outcomes that both the University and Government seek to achieve by working together. The current CDU-NTG Partnership Agreement is nearing its end and a new agreement will be developed following a review of the partnership in early 2012. The NT Government demonstrated its support for the agreement by allocating a senior officer, to be located at the University to facilitate NTG liaison and support for the Partnership Agreement from January 2012. VC MEETS US PRESiDENT The United States President, Barack Obama, visited Darwin during an official visit to Australia in November. Charles Darwin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover met the President during his brief stop-over in the Northern Territory. Professor Glover was among a small number of business, government and education leaders invited to attend a special reception in Darwin for the President. MOU wiTH UNiVERSiDADE NACiONAL DE TiMOR-LESTE CDU and the National University of TimorLeste (UNTL) have signed an MoU to encourage greater collaboration in research, student and staff exchange and in education. The signing took place during a visit to CDU by the recently appointed Rector of UNTL, Professor Aurelio Gutterez. In October, Vice-Chancellor of Flinders University Professor Michael Barber, CDU Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Sharon Bell, Director International Strategy and Development Monica Turvey, Manager US President Barack Obama meets ViceChancellor Professor Barney Glover in Darwin. MoU signing between CDU and the National University of Timor-Leste. wEDDELL NATiONAL DESiGN COMPETiTiONS Following from ideas raised at the Weddell: Tropical, Sustainable, Liveable Territory 2030: Conference and Design Forum in 2010, the Northern Territory Government launched the Weddell National Design Competitions for a New-Town Urban Design and a Tropical Housing Design. The judging and exhibition were held on the Casuarina campus in the Art Gallery in November. CHiEF MiNiSTERS AwARDS FOR ExCELLENCE iN THE PUBLiC SECTOR A partnership between the University and the Department of Education and Training on the Remote Indigenous Teacher Education Project has been shortlisted in the top three of 30 initiatives considered in the Chief Ministers Awards for Excellence in the Public Sector category for delivering quality education and training. ViSiT BY RECTOR AND DELEGATiON FROM THE UNiVERSiTY OF HASSANNUDiN In November the University welcomed an 11-member delegation from the University of Hassannudin (UNHAS), Indonesia, led by Rector Professor Dr Idrus Andi Paturusi. The delegation included six UNHAS students, who had sailed to Darwin from Makassar in a renovated traditional Perahu Sandek. UNHAS is interested in developing a stronger partnership with the University in the areas of marine science research and teaching. Concept designs will help the St Vincent de Paul Society to revamp one of its outreach centres. International Projects and Operations Sally-Anne Hodgetts, and Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover visited TimorLeste to meet with ministers and senior government representatives about opportunities for collaboration and capacity building. The visit included a meeting with His Excellency Ramos Horta, President of Timor-Leste, the Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste and senior Embassy staff. In November Professor Glover was invited to give the Occasional Address at the Graduation Ceremony at the National University of Timor-Leste.

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