Our focus

Research at RMIT aims to solve critical global problems affecting communities and the environment. We are focused on five specialist areas of strength.

We use our global presence, urban environment and community and industry connections to ensure our research makes a difference. Our focus on application and transformation is having a positive impact on communities and the environment.

Designing the future

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

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Smart technology solutions

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

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Improving health and lifestyle

Our academics undertake research in traditional and complementary medicine. 

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Sustainability and climate change challenges

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

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The future of cities

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

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RMIT Research and Innovation Plan
2011-2015

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