RMIT’s Research Institutes are making a Global impact in research.
Research Institutes bring together multidisciplinary teams of academics to undertake high-impact industry-focussed research to solve complex research questions of national and global significance.
RMIT’s four Research Institutes are the flagships of RMIT’s research culture and burgeoning research reputation. They are creating pathways for leading academics to connect across disciplines and build areas of critical mass in key areas of focussed research.
The Institutes have strong public profiles, continue to grow their linkages with industry and the community and influence policy at all levels in Australia and overseas. Supported by outstanding leadership teams and with access to advanced research infrastructure, they provide the environment for RMIT’s brightest research minds to challenge their thinking.
The Institute develops and funds a new transdisciplinary approach to design research in a terrain at the intersection of education, research and industry.
The Institute brings together key researchers working to understand the complexity of globalising urban settings from provincial centres to mega-cities.
The Institute seeks to better connect the diverse communities around health enterprise to address the changing needs of biomedical research and society.
The Institute leads research in the areas of smart materials and systems, linking new discoveries and emerging technologies to applications.
- Composites fly high 13/06/2013Humanity's first composite material was putting mud and straw together.
- People and the planet 13/06/2013Globalisation 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.
- Smart gym muscles up 13/06/2013As the world gets fatter so, too, does its appetite for gym equipment. Gym machines are generally too heavy for even a building's first floor and are not portable and suitable for outdoor use.
- Th 37th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Biophysics 24/11/2013This four day conference held by the Australian Society for Biophysics (ASB2013) will bring together biophysics researchers and students from around the world.
- Understanding Variability in Response to Medicines 30/07/2013Professor Andrew McLachlan (The University of Sydney) will discuss recent research findings that have investigated factors that influence drug metabolism.
- Chemosensory receptors in the cardiovascular system: do we taste with our hearts? 16/07/2013A seminar by Professor Walter G Thomas. Professor Thomas' research interest is G protein-coupled receptors and their role in cardiovascular health and disease.