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 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
RMIT researchers 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
RMIT researchers are creating innovative solutions by using breakthrough technologies and developing both theoretical and technical know-how, as well as practical skills, to answer complex challenges.
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Sustainability and climate change challenges
RMIT researchers are answering climate change challenges by developing technology to analyse the effects, mapping and modelling potential impacts, and developing and evaluating policy and responses.
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The future of cities
RMIT researchers are collaborating with local governments and residents in cities around the world to find solutions for the issues and challenges associated with living in urban environments.
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Breaking down community barriers with art
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