Our focus

As a University of Technology and Design, RMIT is focussed on working with partners to create innovative solutions to transform the future. Through a focus on application and transformation, research at RMIT is undertaken in specialised areas of strength and underpins our curriculum.

As part of RMIT’s Research and Innovation Plan 2011 – 2015, research supports initiatives including:

  • Nodes in key cities that are bases for research and research training and focussed on outcomes to benefit these local communities.
  • Our world class facilities design, test, implement and showcase innovative research and our campuses are linked to the life of the city in which they are located, connecting to the urban landscape and engaging with industry and community.
  • Supported by a Partnership Value Proposition, stronger and deeper connections with industry and community research partners through collaborations and research training enable research to have greater more impact when it involves other organisations.

As a global, urban and connected university, research at RMIT aims to solve critical global problems affecting communities and the environment in its five research focus areas.

Designing the future

An international leader in design research, RMIT academics work collaboratively across design disciplines.

Read more about designing the future

Smart technology solutions

Researchers at RMIT are developing innovative solutions to complex technical challenges. 

Read more about smart technology solutions

Improving health and lifestyle

Our academics undertake research in traditional and complementary medicine. 

Read more about improving health and lifestyle

Sustainability and climate change challenges

RMIT’s whole-of-system approach tackles issues impacting our environment.

Read more about sustainability and climate change challenges

The future of cities

RMIT is developing solutions to the social and environmental challenges arising from our rapidly changing urban environment.

Latest news

More news

RMIT Research and Innovation Plan

Download (PDF 475kb)