Our four Research Institutes are the flagships of RMIT’s research endeavour and reputation. They contribute to global knowledge in our areas of expertise.
Research Institutes bring together teams to undertake industry-focused research to solve complex research questions of national and global significance.
They are creating pathways for leading academics to connect across disciplines and build areas of critical mass in key areas of focussed research.
Design Research Institute
Fostering new knowledge and innovative practice, products and environments through our transdisciplinary design research.
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Global Cities Research Institute
We aim to develop interpretations and strategies for building sustainable cities in the world today, and contribute to the quality of human life and the viability of ecologies in those places.
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Health Innovations Research Institute
We translate new scientific knowledge into safe and effective therapeutic outcomes to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Australia and around the world.
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Platform Technologies Research Institute
Using a whole-of-system approach, our cross-disciplinary research investigates the integration of smart materials and systems into technology platforms to address industry’s future needs.
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