CDU’s Northern Institute is a hub for research expertise, leadership and impact for stakeholders. Its researchers – recognised nationally and internationally as leaders in their fields – work with context experts locally and content experts internationally to form a deep understanding of people, policy and place. The institute’s capacity is developed through the involvement of PhD and Masters research students; partnership with stakeholders; and the online Public Policy postgraduate programs offered to policymakers and policy partners internationally. Its research supports stakeholders in government, industry and the community.
Researchers at the Northern Institute are involved in CRC projects involving Top-End crops, commodities and communities; for example, the Native wild rice project with QUT’s Centre for Tropical Crops & Biocommodities, industry participants Olive Vale and Myera Group, and indigenous communities across Northern Australia.
The institute also brings substantial capabilities in public advocacy, planning and development to the CRC.