As one of the world's most globalised universities, RMIT is committed to providing students with the learning, teaching and research training to excel in an open world economy.
RMIT’s global reach includes:
- The world’s largest offshore branch campus Since RMIT Vietnam was established in 2001 at the invitation of the Government of Vietnam, enrolments have grown to more than 6,000 at campuses in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
- European centre. RMIT has a postgraduate research and industry collaboration centre in Barcelona, Spain.
- Offshore programs. RMIT enrols 11,000 students through 16 partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.
- Research and industry partnerships on every continent.
Of RMIT’s 82,000 students, 15 per cent are international students in Australia and 23 per cent are international students outside Australia including at RMIT Vietnam. But it’s not just the student body that is globally diverse – almost 50 per cent of RMIT’s academics are of international origin, and students benefit from the breadth of knowledge, experience, global awareness and cultural sensitivity they bring to the University.
These links help nurture an impressive range of research and industry linkages, from a joint research centre with the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology in Hyderabad, to partnership with New Zealand researchers on reducing the environmental impact of an Antarctic base.
RMIT researchers collaborate on satellite systems with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, while others work on sustainable housing projects in Brazilian slums.
RMIT hosts a range of international centres in Melbourne:
- European Union Centre
- Australia APEC Study Centre
- Global Compact Cities Programme
- Chinese Medicine Confucius Institute
- World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine
RMIT is also a research partner of UN Habitat Asia-Pacific.
RMIT places significant emphasis on providing opportunities for students to gain overseas industry and clinicial experience. All RMIT students – both domestic and international – have the chance to participate in international experiences including student exchange, global intensives (study tours), international industry placements and research programs, and inter-campus opportunities at RMIT’s Melbourne and Vietnam campuses.
Find out more about global opportunities at RMIT.