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Kurongkurl Katitjin

Welcome to Kurongkurl Katitjin, Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research at Edith Cowan University.

Kurongkurl Katitjin, pronounced koor-ong-kurl cut-it-chin, is a Nyoongar phrase meaning “coming together to learn”.

Our mission is to “provide excellence in teaching, learning and research in a culturally inclusive environment that values the diversity of Indigenous Australian history and cultural heritage".

Student testimonials


Research activity

Research is a high priority for Kurongkurl Katitjin, most notably, but not exclusively, through the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet.

Examples of our research include:

News & events

  • The Dreamtime Project

    The Dreamtime Project at ECU

    The Dreamtime Project is a fantastic initiative that seeks to assist in strengthening the capacity of Aboriginal youth for a culturally strong future.

  • Dr Noel Nannup and Professor Stephen Hopper

    Nyoongar knowledge and Western science comes together

    A new documentary premiering on WA Day uses ECU research to combine Nyoongar knowledge with Western science in telling the story of Nyoongar land.

  • Ngoolark (Building 34)

    Ngoolark heralds a new chapter

    The audacious golden exterior of the latest architectural addition to ECU’s Joondalup Campus is a clear sign of its rapid development as a vibrant, globally-focused University.


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