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.
Smart technology solutions
Researchers at RMIT are developing innovative solutions to complex technical challenges.
Improving health and lifestyle
Our academics undertake research in traditional and complementary medicine.
Sustainability and climate change challenges
RMIT’s whole-of-system approach tackles issues impacting our environment.
The future of cities
RMIT is developing solutions to the social and environmental challenges arising from our rapidly changing urban environment.
- Top researchers awarded $2.23 million 09/12/2013Three RMIT researchers have been awarded prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellowships.
- Research studies hot water systems’ enviro impact 22/11/2013A study of the environmental impacts of hot water systems has revealed the need for greater flexibility in Australian building policies.
- Students awarded in CSIRO Titanium Challenge 04/11/2013RMIT University students have dominated the 2013 CSIRO Titanium Challenge, winning two of the three major prizes in the competition.
RMIT Research and Innovation Plan