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As a global university of technology, design and enterprise, RMIT brings unique capabilities to research through a transdisciplinary approach.
Our academic expertise, strong links to research partners and consideration of technological and social dimensions enables us to find solutions to critical problems impacting communities and the environment.
Our researchers are finding solutions to everyday problems, such as treating pain with snail venom, combating noise, applying 3D printing to biomedics and exploring the poetics of place.
We’re attracting and developing the best people to drive our research efforts and make a difference. With a growing reputation for research excellence, the best and brightest research minds work at RMIT.
Research Institutes, Centres and Groups
RMIT is making a global impact in research through collaborations with local and international partners to deliver advanced multidisciplinary solutions.
We work across disciplines to conduct applied research focused on design innovation, improving health, developing technology and critical issues related to the future of our cities.
PhDs and other research degrees
RMIT has a reputation for excellence in high quality research and deep industry links.
RMIT University fosters excellence in research and scholarship, as it is this excellence which positions the university as Australia's premier university of technology and design.
With outstanding postgraduate research programs, strong industry links and international reach, RMIT's research has global impact.
RMIT’s focus as a global university of technology, design and enterprise is supported by a range of research hubs such as the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct and the MicroNano Research Facility.
RMIT University’s premier curated exhibition space for national and international artists.
The Gallery presents fine art, design, craft, fashion, new media, technology and popular culture, with extensive public programs offering an enjoyable and social means of experiencing contemporary culture.
RMIT smart vests have construction workers’ safety at heart
With heat stress a growing safety concern in the building industry, an RMIT researcher has designed an innovative smart vest that can monitor the health of construction workers in real time.
Researchers strike gold redesigning molecules for cancer drugs
RMIT researchers have unlocked a powerful new clue in the search for better cancer treatments, designing a cancer-fighting molecule that combines gold with antioxidants.
Meet Jordan Lacey: designer of new urban soundscapes
Urban sound designer Dr Jordan Lacey wants to work with city sounds to enhance urban life, but how do you creatively reshape noise to build social connections and engage imaginations?
Ethical Cities: Locking in Liveability
The Ethical Cities Urban Thinkers Campus is an open space for critical exchange between leading cities, business leaders, civil society organisations and citizens.
Geniale Dilletanten: Subculture in Germany in the 1980s
Geniale Dilletanten (Brilliant Dilletantes), the deliberately misspelled title of the concert held in Berlin’s Tempodrom in 1981, has become a synonym for a brief era of artistic upheaval in Germany.
Einsturzende Neubauten's audiokinetic jukebox - (((20Hz)))
A viscerally embodied, multisensory experience of three classic Einsturzende Neubauten tracks from the 1980's.