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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

  • Dr Noel Nannup and Professor Stephen Hopper

    NAIDOC Week celebrations at ECU

    Do you know the common names for the Bindi Bindi, Jingee and Ngoolark? These three well known native animals feature in new art works commissioned as part of ECU's NAIDOC Week celebrations.

  • Tillara Casey

    Real life radio opportunity

    Aboriginal Broadcasting student Tillara Casey is looking forward to learning about journalism in the real world when she steps outside the classroom and into the studios of ABC Perth.

  • Tony Lazzara, Colleen Hayward, Ann-Marie Mullaney

    New phase in reconciliation

    During National Reconciliation Week Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equity and Indigenous) Professor Colleen Hayward AM launched the next phase in ECU’s contribution to reconciliation with the release of the University’s 2015 – 2018 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).


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