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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".


  • Kurongkurl Katitjin building

    Ngala Karla – Integrity

    What does integrity mean to you? This will be our final workshop for this semester. We will be focusing on your strength of character and identity as you head into exams.

    Event: Mount Lawley - Wednesday, 14 October
    Joondalup - Wednesday, 7 October
    South West - Wednesday, 7 October

  • Kangaroo Paw

    Ngala Karla – Q&A with Vice-Chancellor Steve Chapman

    Professor Steve Chapman will be visiting Kurongkurl Katitjin to meet with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student cohort for an informal Q&A session.

    Event: Mount Lawley - Wednesday, 23 September

  • Indigenous Flag

    Ngala Karla – Respect

    How would you like others to respect you? Come together to intertwine culture and land through artwork.

    Event: Mount Lawley - Wednesday, 9 September
    Joondalup - Wednesday, 16 September
    South West - Wednesday, 16 September

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News & events

  • Scholarships

    2015 Rock Solid Foundations Travel Award

    Applications for Kurongkurl Katitjin’s Rock Solid Foundations Travel Award are now open.

  • Dr Mick Adams

    Breaking the silence

    Cultural sensitivities and an unwillingness to speak about their problems with others meant sexual and reproductive health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men went unstudied for years. But one ECU researcher was successful in getting them to open up.

  • ECU Ngoolark Building

    Another win for Ngoolark

    It’s bright gold, covered in more than 1500 individual alloy sheets and it’s just won its second major award.

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