Located in the heart of Melbourne on RMIT’s City campus, the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies (GUSS) is one of RMIT’s largest schools and provides programs from certificates to PhDs.
The School is a community of socially concerned and globally engaged scholars who instinctively challenge conventional ideas about globalisation, sustainability, language, crime and social care through action-oriented teaching and applied research. The international experience of staff in the School broadens the knowledge of students and challenges their ideas, preparing them for a global career.
Most of the School’s academic programs are considered the top programs in Victoria. They are in extremely high demand and are rated highly by students. Contributing to the success of programs are an experienced team of award-winning staff, who have won external teaching awards and regularly win College and University awards.
Within the School, we maintain strong links with industry and professionally recognised bodies. RMIT's programs within Planning; Social Work; and Translating and Interpreting are all professionally accredited, and reviews by external assessors have placed these programs as the best professionally accredited in Australia.
The School is also successful in engaging in valuable research, generating more than $4 million each year of external research funding and continuing to build research networks that extend globally. In the most recent national Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ranking, the School secured a ranking of 4 in Urban and Regional Planning and in Cultural Studies. This ranking places the quality of the School's research above world standard.