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.
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.
Expert comment on Grand Theft Auto V
RMIT University's Dr Anastasia Powell is available to speak on the decision of two major retailers to pull Grand Theft Auto V from their shelves.
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.
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.
Expert comment on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17
RMIT University international affairs expert Dr Binoy Kampmark is available for comment on the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine.
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.
Sustainability education initiative boosts leadership skills
An RMIT University researcher has attended a pioneering leadership program of international sustainability education network, ProSPER.Net.
Is there a smart energy utopia
An RMIT University seminar and book launch will explore questions of how smart energy technologies are being woven into everyday life (Thursday, 19 December).
Top researchers awarded 2.23 million
Three RMIT researchers have been awarded prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellowships.
Footy stars change the score for reconciliation
AFL stars have flown to Brazil for sport-for-development activities in favela communities, in a project supported by RMIT University.
Research studies hot water systems’ enviro impact
A study of the environmental impacts of hot water systems has revealed the need for greater flexibility in Australian building policies.
Rethinking rape law reform
The challenges of rape law reform will be examined by international and national experts at a seminar hosted by RMIT University (Friday, 6 December).
Urban futures imagined through student eyes
Secondary school students have received awards in an RMIT University-sponsored competition searching for solutions to urban problems.
Humanities peak body opens its doors at RMIT
RMIT University is the new home of national peak body, the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS).
Expert comment on the aid response to Typhoon Haiyan
The disaster response to typhoon Haiyan must avoid the mistakes made by aid organisations after the 2004 tsunami, RMIT University's Associate Professor Martin Mulligan says.
Forum puts focus on healthcare for the ageing
An RMIT University forum has looked at ways to improve the aged care sector.
Welfare under the microscope
Peeling back layers of welfare policy and lawmaking, RMIT University’s Dr Kay Cook reveals how they are made – and who they actually serve.
Addressing higher education services in the APEC region
The Australian APEC Study Centre at RMIT University recently held a symposium to discuss higher education services within the APEC region.
Gentrification and fragmentation in Melbourne’s north
The social cohesion and fragmentation of previously tightly-knit working-class industrial neighbourhoods in Melbourne’s north has been examined by RMIT University researchers.
Community comes together through Open Table
A not-for-profit food redistribution project started by RMIT University students and alumni is bringing community members together in Brunswick.
Assange The International Enigma
Intercollegiate foreign affairs magazine The Melbourne Globalist , in conjunction with RMIT University, proudly presents an evening with one of Australia's most controversial figures.
Social workers tackle the outrageous
The social work response to crucial social injustice issues will be explored in a symposium hosted by RMIT University (16 August).
Social workers tackle the outrageous issues in Australia
The issues of asylum seekers, disability insurance, changes to welfare payments for single parents, aged care and rising unemployment are forcing social policy to the forefront of national debate.
Urban landscape and spiritual community Lecture
Baptist Minister Dr Simon Carey Holt will explore the relationship between urban landscape and its communities in a lecture at RMIT University's Brunswick campus (15 August).
Indian Minister's visit deepens relationship
A senior Indian Minister has highlighted the link between education and industry during a visit to RMIT University.
Street party to reactivate the Latrobe Valley
The Latrobe Valley’s creative communities will be celebrated during a free street party supported by RMIT University in Morwell on Friday, 12 July.
International sustainable agriculture in focus at Hamilton
Asia Pacific agricultural policy officials visited RMIT Hamilton recently as part of a capacity building training program that considered food security and the development of sustainable agriculture.
Ethnic business owners need stronger links research
Research at RMIT University has investigated the challenges of small business ownership faced by migrants to Australia from Middle Eastern countries.
Student in France for OECD forum
RMIT University student Bethany Edgoose has travelled to Paris after being chosen to attend the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's Annual Forum.
Reduce building costs by reducing waste forum
Did you know it costs up to $3000 per house to dispose of construction waste in Victoria? And that each residential construction job produces up to 23 cubic metres of rubbish?
Supporting Indigenous success
RMIT University students have been inspired by a visit by Jack Manning Bancroft, Young Australian of the Year and founder of a pioneering Indigenous mentorship program.
Working with pioneers
Pioneering early residents in green field housing estates usually have to put up with barren open spaces and a lack of amenities for the first few years.
Public screening Reflections on a Bangladesh Tragedy
The disastrous building collapse in Bangladesh will be the focus of a screening and panel discussion at RMIT University (Wednesday, 26 June).
Research program receives 250000 in support
An RMIT University program supporting community research in western Victoria has received a major philanthropic contribution for a new round of projects.
Celebrating 40 years of social work education
RMIT University has marked 40 years of social work education with a celebration and public lecture by Paris Aristotle AM.
A Conversation worth having
More than 560,000 readers have enjoyed articles written by RMIT University academics for Th e Conversation website.
Professor to deliver South Africa lecture
RMIT University's Professor Jock McCulloch has been invited to deliver the 2013 AJ Orenstein Memorial Lecture in South Africa.
New river setbacks a 'setback to environment'
Changes to New South Wales Government planning rules threaten to seriously damage the health of rivers and local environments, according to researchers from RMIT University and Macquarie University.
Designing liveable cities for the 21st century
For acclaimed Danish architect and urban designer Professor Jan Gehl, looking after people is crucial for the quality of cities.
Fresh view of US policy
An RMIT University academic is one of three people behind a compelling new book on American foreign relations which sheds fresh light on a range of vexing issues.
New book unravels mysteries of US policy
An RMIT University academic is one of three people behind a compelling new book on American foreign relations which sheds fresh light on some vexing issues.
Planning researchers rise beyond world standard
RMIT has been assessed as being “Above World Standard" in Urban and Regional Planning research by the Australian Research Council.
A taste of America via Rotary
Indigenous Rotary scholar Sea Tirris chose to study at RMIT University because it was the only place that offered an internship in an International Studies program.
Public transport in boom times study
Australian commuters are turning back to trains, trams and buses in record numbers, new analysis by RMIT University researchers shows.
Prime Minister awards top RMIT students
Three RMIT University students are among the 20 recipients of the Prime Minister's Australia Asia Awards, presented recently by the Prime Minister at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.
Homelessness needs long-term investment study
A world-first report on chronic homelessness by RMIT University and Sacred Heart Mission has been launched by Federal Minister for Homelessness, Housing and Small Business, Brendan O'Connor.
Putting crime analysis on the map
RMIT University partnered with Victoria Police to host the 2012 Melbourne Crime Mapping and Analysis Conference.
New website lifts global evaluation
A new international website to support the work of people who commission and evaluate development projects has been created, with leadership from RMIT University's Centre for Applied Social Research.
Leading recovery in remote communities
Community workers in the Northern Territory have been crying out for vocational up-skilling, and RMIT University has stepped up to provide it.
RMIT helps schools speak their language
RMIT’s languages team recently hosted the Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools Languages Conference.
Faster search engines new technology platforms on way
Nine research projects of RMIT University researchers have received funding in the latest annual round of "Discovery" research grants from the Australian Research Council.
Brazil visit brings student's research to life
After months spent making sense of Portuguese documents, a visit to a former slum community in Brazil has reaffirmed Felicity Cahill's conviction that her painstaking research has all been worth it.
'New abilities' at the heart of Yooralla work
RMIT University is working with leading disability service organisation Yooralla in a bid to better meet the needs of people working in the disability sector.
Researcher joins regional bid for low-carbon future
Adjunct Professor Alan Pears from RMIT University’s School of Global, Urban and Social Studies recently attended an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) workshop at Koh Samui, Thailand.
Learning and teaching rewarded
Four RMIT University staff members have received Citations from the Office of Learning and Teaching.
Community development book to be launched
A how-to book on community-based education and training in development work will be launched at RMIT University in Melbourne today.
Global studies leaders praise RMIT
Global studies academics from four continents have convened at RMIT University, with visitors praising the quality of RMIT's global studies programs.
Rob Hulls joins RMIT
Rob Hulls is joining RMIT University as an Adjunct Professor and the inaugural Director of its Centre for Innovative Justice.
New book takes punt on future of football
How will global culture affect Aussie rules footy over the coming decades? What can we do to strengthen the people’s game as the nation – and its people – change?
Reconnecting with customer demand
Evolving attitudes are changing the way residential customers use electricity - driving concentrated consumption bursts and contributing to rising infrastructure costs.
Financial disadvantage and social marginalisation are daily realities for many Australians - locking them out of opportunities others take for granted.
RMIT student talks climate change with Canberra elite
It's not often students get to meet with the likes of Kevin Rudd, Tony Abbott, Bob Carr and Julie Bishop in the course of their thesis research, but one RMIT University student has done just that.
Visions for an urban future rewarded
High school students have received awards in RMIT University’s third annual Urban Futures Competition.
Diplomats give students the edge
Senior diplomats are visiting RMIT University to help give its international diplomacy students an employment edge.
Bundoora goes green with ENVY
RMIT University’s Bundoora campus recently hosted the inaugural conference of the recently formed Environmental Network of Victorian Youth (ENVY).
Encyclopedia of the Kennedys launched
Encyclopedia of the Kennedys: The People and Events That Shaped America has just been published by an RMIT University academic.
The power of role models
More than 200 students from nine schools across Victoria attended a Chinese language and culture immersion day at RMIT University.
Research students win publication support
Six RMIT University higher degree by research candidates have been awarded the inaugural Higher Degree by Research Publications Grant.
RMIT strengthens Vietnam support
RMIT University will become a major provider of PhD, Masters and shorter training programs to Vietnamese government departments and agencies, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.
Keynote address on museums and cultural identity
How do museums represent cultural identity in plural societies? What role does cultural policy play in shaping the role of museums?
Student officer returns as Greens deputy leader
In 1997 Adam Bandt was a research officer for the RMIT Student Union. He recently returned to speak to students as both the Federal Deputy Greens Leader and MP for Melbourne.
Indigenous youth leader debates in Parliament
Senada Aldobasic took part in the historic first National Indigenous Youth Parliament in Canberra recently.
Bonds could ease rental crisis
Housing bonds could be used to fund affordable rental housing, according to a report by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.
Cosmopolitanism in the Multipolar World
Professor David Held delivered the 2012 Globalism Research Centre Tom Nairn Lecture on March 27, 2012.
RMIT lights the way for youth workers
In response to a gap in youth work training that addresses the needs of young people, RMIT University has partnered with the Lighthouse Foundation.
Minister steps into lions' den
Victorian Planning Minister Matthew Guy stepped into the lions' den at RMIT University and got out alive.
Honour for Alan Pears
The Australian Alliance to Save Energy (A2SE) has presented RMIT University’s Adjunct Professor Alan Pears the Energy All-Star Award for Energy Efficiency.
A year of making Conversation
More than 50 RMIT University academics have contributed to the first year of The Conversation - Australia's largest virtual newsroom.
Coming together for a taste of harmony
RMIT University got into the spirit of Harmony Week by inviting everyone for lunch.
Research shows faith helps combat racism
Young Australian-Lebanese Muslims are turning to their Islamic faith and religious teachings to help cope with the racism and conflict they are experiencing in Australia, research at RMIT has shown.
Casual work means less housing security
Increased casualisation and job insecurity among working households has significantly undermined the housing security of low-to-moderate income home renters and buyers, research at RMIT has shown.
Choose your own adventure
A group of International Studies students at RMIT University have completed overseas internships, gaining new insights into globalisation, language, cultural diversity and change.
Guide dog managers get training
One of Victoria's best-loved charities, Guide Dogs Victoria (GDV), has partnered with RMIT University to upgrade its managers’ skills.