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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.
RMIT research institutes ceased operation at the end of 2015, ending an era of successful collaboration under a more traditional discipline based research framework which has been replaced by Enabling Capability Platforms in eight focus areas.
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.
Research helping to understand vulnerability to climate shocks
RMIT researchers have joined forces with the UN Global Compact - Cities Programme to help understand how vulnerable people cope with climate shocks.
RMIT research into novel therapies to effectively treat lung diseases
RMIT research investigates whether exposure to cigarette smoke and flu virus may prevent lung medications from working properly.
Quantum computing closer as RMIT drives towards first quantum data bus
RMIT researchers have trialled a quantum processor capable of routing quantum information from different locations, in a critical breakthrough for quantum computing.
Public lecture: Danny Miller – Why We Post
This talk will provide an overview of a European Research Council (ERC) research project on the use and consequences of social media around the world.
Roundtable discussion: e-Learning and the Anthropology of Social Media
This roundtable discussion focuses upon a recent e-Learning initiative emerging out of the 'Why We Post' project led by Professor Daniel Miller.
The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Highly Skilled Diasporas
Featuring an all-star discussion panel, this Global Frictions seminar examines the ways governments are attempting to engage and shape the flows of students, graduates and scholars across borders.