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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
146 >AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION 2012 ACROSS AUSTRALIA >NORTHERN TERRITORY In the Northern Territory, you will be part of Australia’s Indigenous history and culture in a breath-taking landscape. The Territory provides a range of education options with specialisations relevant to the environment and culture. The Northern Territory is strongly multicultural with a population of just over 200,000. Most people live in the capital city of Darwin and the regional centres of Alice Springs and Katherine. The Territory varies in climate and landscape from the Top End to the Red Centre. The Top End is stunning with thick rainforests and a dramatic coastline. The climate is tropical with a wet season that runs from November to April followed by a dry season from May to October. Darwin is in the Top End and borders the Timor Sea. The Port of Darwin links Australia to neighbouring south-east Asia and beyond. Here in the capital city, you can shop at the local markets and taste the culinary delights of the multicultural menu. Take a dip in one of the many safe swimming spots or go fishing like the locals. Alice Springs and Tennant Creek are in the Red Centre, a name which perfectly describes the red desert soil that covers much of the land. Although remote, the Red Centre is accessible by car, train, bus or plane. The Red Centre experiences Australia’s typical four-season climate with hot summer days and cold winter nights. The Red Centre is home to Uluru (Ayers Rock), one of Australia’s major tourist attractions. The environment of the Red Centre also surprises visitors with its hidden waterholes and amazing wildlife. The Northern Territory has over 1200 international students from 50 countries enrolled across all education sectors. The majority of students come from Indonesia, India, the Philippines and China. There are students from many other countries including Thailand, Nepal, Japan, Germany, the USA and East Timor. UNIVERSITY – RESEARCH EXPERTISE The Northern Territory has a world-class university – Charles Darwin University – with several campuses throughout the Top End and the Red Centre. Students are offered a wide choice of degrees through to advanced research doctorates. The Northern Territory has won several awards for its university, and students are assured a quality education that will provide lifelong skills and knowledge to gain employment around the world. Charles Darwin University is renowned for its research expertise in tropical and desert knowledge of the Australian and Asia-Pacific region. It has a particular focus on Indigenous knowledge and addressing problems of importance to the peoples of the region. Above: In the Northern Territory, you will be part of Australia’s Indigenous history and culture in a breath-taking landscape. Images: NT Tourism. ‘When you study English in the Northern Territory, you have the chance to combine studying with visiting world-renowned attractions like Kakadu National Park.’ Northern Territory International students enjoy a unique study environment in the Northern Territory in the heart of Australia’s Indigenous culture.
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