School of Global, Urban and Social Studies
The School of Global, Urban and Social Studies is a multidisciplinary leader in delivering education, training and research that contribute to a just and sustainable world.
Located in the heart of Melbourne on RMIT’s City campus, the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies (GUSS) is one of RMIT’s largest schools and provides programs from certificates to PhDs.About
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The School of Global, Urban and Social Studies is multi-disciplinary and offers education and training in a variety of programs and courses.
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The School of Global, Urban and Social Studies engages in research across diverse areas and its research responds to the needs of our time and is engaged with communities.Research
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Pathways in International and Community Services
Build skills before you start a degree. The School of Global, Urban and Social Studies offers a selection of guaranteed pathways to further study.
Guy Johnson was only 24 and fresh out of university when he walked into his first boarding house to scenes that would change him forever.
Languages can complement your degree
Interested in learning a new language or keeping up the language you learnt in high school? You can study the Diploma of Languages concurrently with many RMIT programs or take up a Language elective.
Jordan Lockett completed the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) to help make a difference in the lives of people who have been impacted by mental illness.
Research translates into interpreting programs
Unique initiatives in Translating and Interpreting have extended the RMIT program's reach to online communities regionally and globally.
Laura Bishop is providing a second chance at life to Ethiopian mothers through her work at EthiopiAid, which aims to improve health and education in Ethiopia.
Meet the staff - Centre for Global Research
The Centre for Global Research at RMIT University is committed to rethinking the relationship between the global and the local, with particular focus on development, governance and conflict.
Meet Barry Judd: Indigenous culture expert
Professor Barry Judd has received the University’s first ARC Indigenous Discovery Grant examining how participation in organised sport affects identity and everyday life in remote communities.
Mercy Sister’s research gives voices to women in sex trafficking
Mercy Sister Dr Angela Reed’s research on sex trafficking in the Philippines challenges existing preconceptions by giving a voice to the women subjected to it.
Citizen scientists blitz Melbourne’s public spaces
Ecological gems have been uncovered in Melbourne’s parks during a campaign that involved “citizen scientists” capturing and recording the city’s biodiversity.