Myanmar study tour gives students a local perspective
A multidisciplinary team of 20 RMIT students has travelled to Myanmar to undertake research in rural and remote communities, as part of a global intensive program.
Playgroups offer vital support for mothers and benefits for community
Community playgroups have significant social and economic benefits not just for children but also for their parents, particularly mothers, according to new research.
Researchers on journey to new discoveries with $2.3m ARC grants
Researchers from RMIT received funding to deliver innovative, impact-associated research from the latest round of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme.
Student grapples with world championships challenge
In just 18 months, RMIT student Semakadde Kakembo has gone from raw beginner to world champion contender in the sport of Brazilian jiu jitsu.
Building in connectivity integral to health of people on urban fringe
Connectivity to public transport with job prospects close by is integral to improving the health and wellbeing of residents in developing fringe growth areas, according to new research.
Leading urban resilience and climate adaptation in the Pacific region
RMIT is collaborating with local communities and partners to develop and launch urban resilience and climate adaptation plans throughout the Pacific region.
Looking upwards for transport solutions
Level crossing removals should be part of a total picture for an effective transport system and “skytrains” are the best way to do this, according to RMIT and Melbourne University researchers.
Meet Colette Einfeld: Doctoral candidate exploring 'nudge policy'
Colette Einfeld’s PhD aims to capture the development, implementation and evaluation of a ‘nudge’ policy, with a focus on understanding the processes and best practice of nudge policy development.
RMIT launches global studies magazine
RMIT has just published the first edition of Here Be Dragons (HBD), a collaborative magazine featuring topical discussion about global issues and experiences.
Rethinking foreign aid
This workshop took an in-depth look at the recent changes to Australia's approach to foreign aid with the aim of developing a strategy for how the associated challenges might be addressed.
Applications open for PhDs and Masters by Research
The Centre for Global Research is seeking high quality candidates who are committed to undertaking PhDs or Masters in areas of critical social and global concern.
Journal article award for international excellence
Four RMIT academics have won an international award for their article on leadership practice for curriculum development in different disciplinary contexts.
Locking in liveability: The city we need is the city that cares
How can we lock liveability into our cities in coming decades? That is one of the questions posed for this week’s Australian Urban Thinkers Campus at RMIT University.
How Judy Phuong followed her passion for development
Working for an international development organisation based in Bangladesh, Judy Phuong is passionate about improving access to education and health, and eliminating gender inequality.
ARC success to examine flexible childcare arrangements
Dr Kay Cook from RMIT and Dr Michelle Brady have succeeded in obtaining Australian Research Council funding to examine childcare arrangements in Australian families.
Choosing appropriate designs and methods for impact evaluation
Researchers from RMIT’s Centre for Applied Social Research and ARTD Consulting have authored a report that will make evaluating the impact of investment in industry and innovation much clearer.
PhD partnership to explore community sector
Liz Hudson has been awarded the inaugural RMIT-VCOSS PhD scholarship, enabling her to examine the experiences of people with episodic disability under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
RMIT’s graduating students have taken over the streets of Melbourne with a parade and the country’s biggest graduation ceremony at Etihad Stadium.
Wrongful convictions under scrutiny in innocence initiative
RMIT students are working with the Bridge of Hope Foundation to identify and hopefully overturn cases of wrongful conviction in Victoria’s justice system, through a new innocence program.
Siracusa elected CHASS President
Professor Joe Siracusa has been elected president of Australia’s prestigious Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS), for a three-year term.
RMIT celebrates teaching and research
RMIT University has recognised staff and student achievements at its 2015 Teaching and Research Awards.
Human talent key to successful cities: Turnbull
For Australian cities to be competitive, productive and economically sustainable, they need to attract the best human talent, Lucy Turnbull has told a conference at RMIT.
Our strategic plan to 2020
In March, #shapeRMIT was created to invite the entire RMIT community into an open conversation about the University’s future – and thousands rose to the challenge.
Indigenous visit to RMIT broadens vision for research and training
Indigenous elders and health service workers from the Northern Territory have visited RMIT in Melbourne to explore new research and training opportunities.
Grant supports online training for community interpreters
RMIT academics will develop an innovative online program to train interpreters in rare community languages with the support of a Victorian Government grant.
Online abuse affects 3 in 5 Australians: study
Three in five Australians have been the target of online harassment and abuse, landmark RMIT University research has revealed.
Innovative spectrum of 80s German subculture on show
RMIT Gallery presents a comprehensive survey of 80s German subculture in a new exhibition, Geniale Dilletanten.
Study finds 1.4 million Australians have slept rough
A staggering one in 10 Australians have been forced to sleep rough at some stage in their lives, with research by RMIT University revealing the true plight of the homeless.
MicroNano Research Facility team shine at RMIT Media Stars awards
RMIT researchers and experts have been recognised at the University’s annual Media Stars awards, a celebration of academic impact in the national and international media.
How community action re-politicised transport planning in Victoria
It emerged as the key issue in the Victorian election and arguably led to the downfall of a government – but the East-West Link tollway also set a blueprint for community activism with impact.
Thai lecture offers new vision for translating and interpreting
RMIT’s ties with Thailand have been strengthened through a lecture presented by translating and interpreting program manager Sedat Mulayim at the Thai Parliament.
Vocational education showcased at RMIT Career Discovery day
More than 500 secondary students, career advisers and teachers have attended RMIT’s inaugural discovery day for vocational career choices.
PhD scholarships in the Centre for Urban Research
The Centre for Urban Research (CUR) at RMIT University seeks highly capable scholars to undertake PhD studies on urban issues.
Remote health service graduates celebrate in the NT
A new group of remote health service graduates have been congratulated and welcomed into the RMIT alumni community, in ceremonies held across the Northern Territory.
Students re-imagine sustainable cities
RMIT’s Urban Futures Competition showcased the ideas of Victorian High School students surrounding the development of vibrant, liveable cities.
RMIT ranked among world’s best
RMIT has been ranked among the world’s best universities for engineering and IT, arts and humanities, and the social sciences, in the latest QS rankings.
RMIT hosts conversation on gender literacy
RMIT’s Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) program partnered with Chalk Circle to deliver The Gender Dialogues 2015.
Trauma recovery specialist shares expertise
RMIT recently hosted world-renowned trauma recovery expert Babette Rothschild in a sold-out public lecture.
Jail no bar to equal justice for RMIT students
Criminal justice expert Marietta Martinovic has had an inside perspective of life behind bars for Australia’s burgeoning population of prison inmates.
Meet Dianne McGrath: sustainable food expert
Dianne McGrath is conducting the first review of Australian restaurants and eateries to determine how much food is wasted, why and what can be done about it.
Expert comment on smoking bans in prisons and mental health wards
RMIT Social Work expert Jenny Martin has warned that smoking bans inside Victoria’s prisons and acute mental health wards have increased the risk of harm to patients, prisoners and staff.
New partnership to explore critical social issues in Victoria
A recently-launched partnership between RMIT University and VCOSS will focus on promoting research into the causes and impacts of poverty and disadvantage in Victoria.
Expert comment on Greece at the brink of financial collapse
RMIT University international affairs expert Dr Binoy Kampmark is available for comment on the economic situation in Greece as eurozone considers its membership.
RMIT hosts child protection launch
RMIT social work students met with government representatives as part of a new campaign to recruit more than 110 child protection workers for Victoria.
Post-doctoral position in urban research
The Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University seeks highly capable and motivated applicants for a post-doctoral position in Urban Research based at RMIT Europe in Barcelona, Spain.
Global partners develop tools for climate change impacted communities
Global migration due to climate change could have a positive impact on those who choose to stay in their homeland.
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.
Interpreting and Translating celebrates 40 years at RMIT
Language and interpreting services are intrinsically linked to basic human rights, social justice and cultural and linguistic equality, an RMIT hosted symposium has heard.
RMIT celebrates third annual Social Work Day
RMIT staff and students have come together to celebrate the third annual World Social Work Day – Outrage!
Researchers explore benefits of free public WiFi
The Victorian free public WiFi initiative is an unknown commodity but the potential benefits could be great for all Victorians, according to RMIT researchers.
Expert comment on death of Lee Kuan Yew
Dr Binoy Kampmark is available to talk about the death of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew and what this could mean for the city state.
Spotlight on gender and trauma
RMIT’s Dr Kathryn Daley shares her research on the role of gender in how people respond to trauma at a Corrections Victoria panel today.
Spotlight on gender and trauma
RMIT’s Dr Kathryn Daley shares her research on the role of gender in how people respond to trauma at a Corrections Victoria panel today.
Outstanding researchers awarded Vice-Chancellor’s fellowships
RMIT has announced the latest recipients of its Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowships, with 12 outstanding researchers making an impact in fields ranging from sleep disorders to nanotechnology.
Urban research critical for securing Australia’s future
Improving how cities work is critical for Australia's future, according to the new director of RMIT's Centre for Urban Research (CUR), Professor Jago Dodson.
RMIT youth work represented at historic UN-backed forum
An RMIT academic and alumnus have shared their youth work expertise at the first Global Forum on Youth Policies held in Azerbaijan.
Collaboration needed to avoid urban white elephants: expert
An international planning expert has called for academics to engage more deeply with planning practitioners to help improve major urban projects such as Melbourne’s Docklands.
Expert comment on Liberal leadership spill
Dr Binoy Kampmark is available to comment on the Liberal Party’s leadership spill.
Landmark student scholarships to strengthen Indo-Pacific ties
RMIT students have flown to Indonesia to study and undertake work placements in their fields, after receiving grants of up to $5000 through landmark government scholarship schemes.
New Vice-Chancellor is ready to listen and learn
The new Vice-Chancellor and President of RMIT University, Martin Bean CBE, has arrived - and his first priority is to listen.
RMIT researchers win funding for public WiFi security project
RMIT researchers will study public WiFi data security and legal risks for consumers in Australia following a recent grant success.
Reassessing the global nuclear order
The world’s top nuclear weapon policy and strategy experts will gather in Melbourne this week to examine the history, current challenges and future threats facing the global nuclear order.
The Public City: Essays in Honour of Paul Mees
How can we improve city life? That is one of the questions a book honouring the late Associate Professor Paul Mees seeks to answer.
Urban researcher in profile: Dr Crystal Legacy
Community concern can be ignored when government considers transport planning, but one RMIT researcher is delving deeper into the issue.
Two-way learning in the Top End
Partnerships with Aboriginal Health Services in the Northern Territory are showcasing the quality and reach of RMIT's vocational education.
Celebrating teaching and research
RMIT University has recognised staff and student achievements at its 2014 Teaching and Research Awards.
Pop-up parks provide more than a patch of grass
Temporary pop-up parks and green spaces have long been considered the playthings of the inner-city hipster.
A love of film leads to international award
RMIT student Angeline Armstrong has combined her passions for film and French culture to win a prestigious award.
Community partnerships showcased at graduation
Remote Northern Territory workers will graduate with nationally-accredited health qualifications in Katherine East next week (18 November) through a special program developed by RMIT University.
Inaugural Paul Mees Debate draws bumper crowd
Politicians are indispensable when it comes to public transport planning, according to the audience at the Inaugural Paul Mees Debate.
RMIT wins $6.37m in ARC research funding
RMIT researchers have been awarded $6.37 million in funding, in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) funding schemes.
Research translates into interpreting programs
Unique initiatives in Translating and Interpreting have extended the RMIT program's reach to online communities regionally and globally.
Academics to edit international weapons series
A top New York publisher has selected two leading RMIT academics to edit a prestigious new series on weapons of mass destruction.
Car safety research is a natural fit
A project researching the role of nature in automotive safety has won RMIT's Three Minute Thesis competition.
Report reveals poor attitudes to violence against women
Australian attitudes to violence against women remain a serious issue and are indicative of institutionalised sexism, a report has found.
Ethiopian urban research delegation visits RMIT
A visiting delegation has told of the great urban challenges Ethiopia faces due to rapid population growth, during a presentation at RMIT.
Is public transport too important to be left to politicians?
RMIT University will host a public transport debate next week to honour the life of Associate Professor Paul Mees OAM and his contribution to local and international urban transport and planning.
Lecturer receives prestigious Deni Greene environmental award
Senior lecturer Alan Pears AM has been awarded the Deni Greene Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to energy efficiency.
Study examines electricity use in family life
Families around Australia are needed to take part in RMIT University research to better understand how electricity is used in households with children.
Australians' views on violence against women still poor report
An alarming number of Australians are ready to excuse rapists and men who control, intimidate, bash and kill women and many apportion blame to the victim, a new report reveals.
Putting Indigenous housing and urban food security on the agenda
RMIT researchers have contributed to a new UN declaration that says Indigenous equality is the key to sustainable urban development.
Students take off on cultural exchange to Japan
Seven RMIT students have been chosen to represent Australia on a prestigious exchange program to Japan.
Mexico study tour offers students an urban awakening
RMIT University students have explored Mexico City in the second stage of the Finding Common Ground study tour.
Making teens safer on the road
A revamped RMIT University-devised program is making sure Victorian teenagers are safe on the state's roads.
Cause and effect
Evaluating the effectiveness of non-government and government projects and programs is a minefield.
Distance no barrier for interpreting students
RMIT interpreting graduates and recipients of Victorian Government scholarships have been recognised in a ceremony at Parliament House.
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.
A matter of choice
Aaron has hopes and dreams. He dreams of being a dancer. He hopes to save enough money to go to Africa and to get his bathroom renovated.
In Conversation with Father Bob
Radio host, community worker and Catholic priest Father Bob Maguire will introduce a screening of his film - In Bob We Trust.
Lecture hears from Victoria's human rights watchdog
Victoria's human rights watchdog has delivered the keynote presentation at a public lecture for World Social Work Day at RMIT.
New home for urban research
RMIT University has launched a new inter-disciplinary research centre focusing on critical urban issues and sustainable city living.
Super investment pathway could close rental supply gap
A groundbreaking report published today advises the Australian Government on a more efficient and effective investment pathway to lift the supply of affordable rental housing.
The Affluent Society Revisited book launch
A new book reviewing how the global financial crisis has affected society will be launched at RMIT University tomorrow.
Joining forces for urban renewal
Students from Melbourne and Mexico have come together to transform the urban environments of their home cities.
RMIT delivers interpreter training in Myanmar
The first ever professional interpreter training workshop has been delivered in Yangon, Myanmar.
Improving agriculture to fight Filipino poverty
RMIT University researchers will examine how improving agriculture can reduce poverty in conflict areas of The Philippines, thanks to a $1.4 million grant.
Scholarships support East Timorese students
An RMIT University scholarship program has enabled three East Timorese women to travel to Australia to study English for 10 weeks.