RMIT University has recognised staff and student achievements at its 2014 Teaching and Research Awards.
Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Gill Palmer, said the many awards celebrated the exemplary achievements of RMIT staff in teaching and research, as well as Higher Degree by Research students.
"The awards provide an opportunity to pause and reflect, and to formally recognise outstanding RMIT staff in the presence of their families, partners, friends and peers," Professor Palmer said.
"An example of this is RMIT's recent success in the latest round of Australian Research Council funding schemes.
"The University was awarded more than $6.37 million in Discovery Early Career Researcher Award grants, Discovery Project grants and a Discovery Indigenous Scheme grant - a fantastic result.
"RMIT's Teaching and Research Awards are the ultimate reflection of the University's core values of being creative, connected, fair, passionate and committed to making a difference."
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Vice-President, Professor Geoff Crisp, said that every year RMIT's teaching staff found new and inventive ways to engage with their students.
"Each year, new technologies are also upgraded and integrated into our teaching," Professor Crisp said.
"This is not only essential for RMIT, as a global university of technology and design, it is also vital for our students and teachers.
"Our new teaching spaces in award-winning buildings such as the Swanston Academic Building and the Design Hub provide new settings and choices for face-to-face engagement and use of state-of-the-art technologies."
Professor Calum Drummond, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation and Vice-President, said the research award winners were to be congratulated for their quality research outcomes, the impact of their research through citations and translation of research, such as patents, HDR candidate supervisions and completions and attraction of research funding in support of research sustainability.