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
RMIT is a globally recognised in the field of the built environment with a focus on contemporary design practice, architecture, urban and regional planning, and building.
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Improving health and lifestyle
Academics at RMIT are using state-of-the-art technology to develop innovative approaches to preventing and managing lifestyle diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, insulin resistance and diabetes.
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Smart technology solutions
Academics at RMIT are using breakthrough technologies to develop innovative solutions to complex technical challenges.
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Sustainability and climate change challenges
Sustainability and climate change are widely recognised as among the most critical issues facing society.
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The future of cities
RMIT academics from various disciplines are grappling with a range of complex questions around the future of cities.
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