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Exploring new horizons for sustainability in Asia
RMIT researchers have co-authored a pioneering guide to tackling issues of sustainability in south-east Asia.
24/07/2014

Alumni are property industry's brightest young stars
Two RMIT alumni have made Property Australia's top "30 under 30" for their outstanding work in shaping the property industry of the future.
23/07/2014

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.
07/07/2014

Research reduces construction site waste
RMIT University researchers are championing innovative waste avoidance strategies for the everyday construction site.
23/06/2014

Design awards recognise RMIT research
An RMIT research project on disaster resilience has received two prestigious prizes at the 2014 Good Design Awards.
20/06/2014

Going organic for one week cuts pesticide exposure: study
Eating a mainly organic diet for just seven days can reduce pesticide exposure in adults by almost 90 per cent, researchers have found.
29/05/2014

Silent renewable hydrogen power for defence
Australian defence teams may soon be getting their energy supply in the field from a silent portable unit based on a hydrogen fuel cell.
26/05/2014

RMIT helps Pacific ports prepare for changing climate
Researchers are helping seaport authorities in two Pacific nations plan for climate change.
23/05/2014

SAB named Australia's best public building
RMIT University's Swanston Academic Building has been named Best Public Building in the 2014 Property Council of Australia awards.
22/05/2014

Focus on the fabric of Ho Chi Minh City
The vibrancy and liveliness of Ben Thanh Market and its surrounding streets are at the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.
08/05/2014

New home for urban research
RMIT University has launched a new inter-disciplinary research centre focusing on critical urban issues and sustainable city living.
09/04/2014

RMIT launches $98 million sustainability program
RMIT has launched a $98 million urban sustainability plan - the biggest program of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
07/04/2014

Fire frequency curves predict water for Victoria
Research analysing the severity and frequency of bushfires is helping predict their impact on natural water supply catchments.
20/03/2014

Student electric racing team powers on
Known for saving fuel and low emissions, electric racing cars are quietly giving their petrol-powered rivals a run for their money.
13/03/2014

Greening up the Melbourne kitchen
RMIT University industrial design graduate Radek Rozkiewicz has been named 2014 Green Innovator of the Year.
03/03/2014

RMIT’s SAB in the running for national property awards
The iconic Swanston Academic Building is a finalist in the Property Council of Australia’s Innovation and Excellence Awards.
24/02/2014

Joining forces for urban renewal
Students from Melbourne and Mexico have come together to transform the urban environments of their home cities.
20/02/2014

Proton flow battery advances hydrogen power
Researchers have developed a concept hydrogen battery based simply on storing protons produced by splitting water.
06/02/2014

Greening hearts and minds in Vietnam
Staff and students from Melbourne and Ho Chi Minh City have come together at a forum on improving sustainability at RMIT Vietnam.
30/01/2014

Himalaya flowers reveal role of bees in evolutionary change
A study co-authored by an RMIT researcher has shown how flowers have evolved their colours to attract bees as pollinators in the Himalayas.
20/01/2014

Research to boost energy efficiency of heritage homes
Guidelines developed by RMIT University researchers are helping Victorians improve the energy efficiency of their heritage homes.
13/01/2014

Designing sustainable communities
A passion for sustainability is behind an RMIT researcher's work on the transformation of communities adapting to contemporary challenges.
08/01/2014

Art exhibition explores weather and climate change
Artworks inspired by a residency in Iceland are part of an exhibition exploring climate change by RMIT University's Professor Lesley Duxbury.
06/01/2014

Supporting climate adaptation in Pacific Island nations
Researchers will work with regional seaports on climate adaptation, through a United States Agency for International Development grant.
20/12/2013

RMIT helps seaports prepare for climate change
An RMIT University project has developed a prototype tool to help Australian ports factor climate change into their risk management process.
11/12/2013

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.
11/12/2013

Flagship building opens at RMIT Vietnam
The innovative Academic Building 2 at RMIT Vietnam's Saigon South campus has been officially opened.
09/12/2013

Top researchers awarded $2.23 million
Three RMIT researchers have been awarded prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellowships.
09/12/2013

Solar gives industry the power
Professor Gary Rosengarten's research at RMIT University is making renewable energy sources a viable option for industry.
29/11/2013

Student’s pop up forest inspires festival goers
Spring Fling Festival revellers experienced their first pop up native forest, thanks to an RMIT University landscape architecture student.
29/11/2013

Urban futures imagined through student eyes
Secondary school students have received awards in an RMIT University-sponsored competition searching for solutions to urban problems.
21/11/2013

RMIT buildings gain national recognition
Two RMIT University flagship buildings have been recognised at the Australian Institute of Architects' 2013 National Architecture Awards.
15/11/2013

RMIT student wins Grand Designs prize
RMIT University student Michele Meister has won first prize in the Grand Designs Live Melbourne 2013 competition "Rooms by Design".
11/11/2013

Australia and India partner for clean energy
RMIT University researchers are collaborating on a $6 million project to boost clean fuel production in India and Australia.
06/11/2013

RMIT shortlisted in international education awards
RMIT University is a finalist in six categories in the inaugural Victorian International Education Awards.
01/11/2013

RMIT wins Premier's sustainability award
RMIT's Swanston Academic Building has won the Infrastructure and Buildings category in the Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards.
28/10/2013

RMIT shortlisted in Victoria’s top sustainability awards
RMIT’s Swanston Academic Building has been shortlisted for the 2013 Premier's Sustainability Awards.
18/09/2013

Sod turned on zero-waste home site
Construction has begun with a "turning of the sod" ceremony for a demonstration home designed to eliminate construction waste, as part of an RMIT University research project.
06/09/2013

Breakthrough advances nanomaterials for printable solar cells
An RMIT University research collaboration with top scientists in Australia and Japan is advancing next generation solar cells.
22/08/2013

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.
19/08/2013

Water not hung out to dry
An RMIT University art exhibition held in a shipping container in central Tokyo has focused on water and climate change in the Asia-Pacific.
05/08/2013

Best of both worlds for RMIT fellow
How can buildings be good for the environment as well as the people working or living in them? That question is at the heart of Dr Ian Ridley's research at RMIT University.
30/07/2013

Architecture gongs for Design Hub
RMIT University's Design Hub has won three major architecture awards.
02/07/2013

Study reveals how packaging can reduce food waste
Australian-first research by RMIT University has shown the vital role of packaging in minimising food waste.
26/06/2013

RMIT a winner in global Airbus challenge
RMIT University aerospace engineering students have won top prizes in the global Airbus "Fly Your Ideas" competition.
25/06/2013

Global sustainability conference comes to Melbourne
A major international conference at RMIT University is set to challenge and transform the way we think about sustainability.
24/06/2013

People and the planet
Globalisation and climate change - two of the overarching issues facing the world today - will be the subject of a major international conference to be held in Melbourne on 2-4 July.
13/06/2013

Keep it clean
When Simon Lockrey was flown to Hobart to explain life cycle assessment to staff at the Australian Antarctic Division, he didn't expect to strike such an instant chord.
13/06/2013

Talking the torque
Karl Benz put the world's first cars into production with his four-stroke internal combustion engine. He probably didn't imagine that technology would still be driving vehicles nearly 130 years on.
13/06/2013

Project boosts environment research in Vietnam
An international research program is enabling RMIT University students to gain practical experience while solving environmental challenges in Vietnam.
11/06/2013

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