RMIT student awarded European internship with industry leader
An RMIT engineering student has spent two months in the south of Spain working on an innovative solar energy project for one of the country's largest chemical groups.
Gentrification and local democracy in Europe: Q&A with Kristin Reichborn-Kjennerud
Kristin Reichborn-Kjennerud, visiting scholar to RMIT's Centre for Urban Research, discusses urban development and the need for social mobilisation to address challenges faced by city residents.
Students examine impact of speculative planning in Barcelona
Twenty-seven students from RMIT’s Master of Urban Design and Master of Architecture have spent two weeks studying housing rehabilitation and community building in Barcelona
Students explore technology and innovation at global smart cities expo
RMIT students from Australia, Vietnam and Singapore have attended the Smart City Expo World Congress, as part of the University's Global Summer in Barcelona program.
RMIT Vietnam awarded European Union research funds
RMIT Vietnam has been named a partner in a €13.4 million research project as part of the EU Horizon 2020 (H2020) research and innovation funding scheme.
Research set to take European forest assessment to new heights
The use of low-cost and lightweight unmanned aerial vehicles to assess forest health in Europe is the focus of a research collaboration between RMIT and the Italian National Research Council.
Practice-based research in focus at European exhibition
A recent exhibition at the University of Westminster in London has showcased the research processes of architects, landscape architects, designers and artists completing practice-based PhDs.
Life on student exchange in Spain: Q&A with Laura Coburn
Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) student Laura Coburn describes what life is like on exchange in Madrid, Spain.
The role of built environment professionals before and after disaster: report
RMIT has tackled issues impacting the built environment profession at a symposium on disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, conflict risk management, recovery and reconstruction.
RMIT research examines Barcelona’s digital city plan
An RMIT PhD candidate has recently spent time exploring Barcelona’s three-year plan for a digital city after being awarded an overseas travel grant by the University to conduct research in Spain.
Playful urban design solutions take centre stage
RMIT Europe has brought together 20 key researchers across Europe to discuss design, regulatory and social issues surrounding urban play.
Virtual internship delivers real success
An RMIT student in Australia recently spent three months working on innovative European projects from her desk in Melbourne as part of a virtual internship program run by RMIT Europe.
The New Urban Agenda: Q&A with Sergio Tirado
Sergio Tirado is a researcher on sustainable energy futures within RMIT’s Centre for Urban Research.
Postgraduate students awarded global internships
Two RMIT postgraduate students are spending three months based at the University’s European hub in Barcelona after being awarded global internships each valued at $15,000.
Five reasons why hiring an intern will transform your business
Mistakenly, interns are sometimes considered simply to be a cost-efficient option to get extra hands on board to assist with daily tasks.
Industry engagement expert joins RMIT Europe
Experienced academia and industry engagement senior practitioner Boaz Kogon has been appointed Innovation and Engagement Associate at RMIT Europe.
A promising playful future for smart cities
The use of technology across many aspects of our daily lives is often coupled with discussions around the loss of human connections.
Replaying the 1960s and 1970s through game design
An RMIT researcher has taken images of Barcelona in the 1960s and 1970s and transformed them into interactive viewing experiences at a recent global conference on technology and creativity.
Innovative tools for brain injury on show at Barcelona Design Week
RMIT was in the spotlight at this year's Barcelona Design Week with its showcase of innovative and creative tools to help people with acquired brain injury.
RMIT hosts the first Ethical Cities Event Series in Barcelona
RMIT is setting the agenda on what it means to live in environmentally, socially and culturally sustainable cities through a series of workshops, symposiums, talks and forums in Barcelona
Over five million people in Spain have poorly heated homes in winter
Around 11 per cent of households in Spain, which is over five million people, are unable to heat their homes properly during the country’s coldest months.
Spotlight on active ageing and design
How can public space be designed to optimise participation and foster a sense of security for older adults? How can attitudes be changed, autonomy increased, and well-being promoted through design?
RMIT’s Alessi Mutants hits WantedDesign in New York
An exhibition of designs developed for Alessi by RMIT students will offer a glimpse into the vibrant future of making and production at one of the world’s leading design events, WantedDesign.
Social media around the world: Five things you might not know
Most people rely on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to bring them closer together. But how are they used across the planet? Is a "footie" taken in Chile any different than a "selfie" from Australia?
RMIT partners with leading Italian university
A new research partnership agreement will enable doctoral candidates to receive a dual-awarded PhD in Engineering from RMIT and one of Europe's leading universities, the Politecnico di Torino.
New technology to enhance forest assessment
RMIT researcher Phil Wilkes has developed a new technique that is set to significantly improve the way forests and woody vegetation ecosystems are characterised.
Leading RMIT researcher examines urban neglect in Italy
An RMIT researcher passionate about the politics of urban land, property rights and dispossession has spent three months in Italy to study one of the country’s most neglected neighbourhoods.
How can we connect the human, digital and material through research?
A new book by an RMIT researcher examines the increased blurring between the human, digital and material worlds and the impact it can have on design and research.
Design students focus on changing urban landscapes in Barcelona
A former industrial centre, Olympic athlete housing and a space for clean-tech business: some of the diverse urban landscapes recently investigated by RMIT design students in Barcelona.
Spotlight on citizen action and energy vulnerability in Barcelona
The recession that transformed into a total global financial and economic crisis in September 2008 continues to have far-reaching consequences on the welfare and livelihoods of millions of Europeans.
European symposium explores design practice research
A recent showcase of practice-based research has brought together over 120 of Europe’s leading practitioners in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, design and creative art practices.
Groundbreaking humanitarian design degree launches in Europe
A new RMIT postgraduate degree – the Master of Disaster, Design and Development (MoDDD) – has been officially launched in Europe.
Interactive rehab tool wins Victorian Premier’s Design Award
An interactive tabletop developed at RMIT as a rehabilitation tool for patients with brain injuries has been recognised with a Victorian Premier’s Design Award.
RMIT Europe wins EU Horizon 2020 research funds
RMIT Europe has been named a partner in a €2.5 million research project as part of the EU Horizon 2020 (H2020) research and innovation funding scheme.
Game on for sports technology research
RMIT University researchers are putting the “smarts” into sports with leading-edge technologies designed to prevent sporting injuries.
Celebrating 70 years of the United Nations
RMIT Europe recently took part in a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations at an event in Barcelona, Spain.
Leader in research and development to head RMIT Europe
Dr Marta Fernandez, an executive with significant experience in developing and growing international research portfolios, has been appointed Executive Director of RMIT Europe in Barcelona, Spain.
Art exhibition gives power to the people
Spanish artist Julio Falagán is inviting audiences to take his work off RMIT Gallery’s walls and – for a coin donation – photocopy prints for their own art collections.
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 Europe at SONAR+D
RMIT Europe has participated for the first time in SONAR+D in Barcelona, Spain.
International award for 3D printing technology breakthrough
An RMIT research partnership that has developed fast 3D metal printing technology has won an international award.
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.
New book lays down the rules of gamification
Can you imagine the world as a game? RMIT’s Associate Professor Steffen Walz explains in his new book how gamification is infiltrating reality and how play is becoming serious business.
Art academic wins prestigious art residency in Italy
An RMIT art academic has been selected for a prestigious art residency program in Italy.
RMIT pair bring Hollywood stars to Melbourne
RMIT alumnus Rosalie Ham never imagined her first novel would be published, let alone sell more than 50,000 copies.
Europe research director to build on innovation
RMIT Europe has appointed media anthropologist Professor Jo Tacchi as its first Director of Research and Innovation, and Deputy to the President.
Textile design students take on London Design Festival
Two RMIT students have received international recognition at the London Design Festival for their wallpaper designs.
RMIT and BMW an enduring partnership
RMIT students have gained insights into BMW's design approach and product philosophy in a series of industry training sessions.
Choosing her own adventure pays off for RMIT alumnus
When she headed off to Germany for an internship with Audi just after graduating, Corina Baini knew she was taking a risk.