Our strategy

Life, work, and impact – ready for what comes next

RMIT is built on a spirit of resilience and a proven ability to adapt with the times. Through the pandemic, we continue to learn and change while remaining united around our purpose of providing life changing experiences for our students, and shaping the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement.

The experience has taught us powerful lessons and fast-tracked an education evolution in blended learning for our students and hybrid working for our people. We’re excited about the possibilities this brings.

At major moments in history, universities have had a central role to play. Right now, RMIT is focused on helping the economies and social systems where we operate to navigate the sustained impact of COVID-19 and the recovery ahead.

We are doing this through research, government and industry partnerships, and a determination to ensure our students continue to progress and achieve despite the challenges. We also remain unwavering in our commitment to diversity and inclusion, because there’s never been a time when it’s more evident that we are stronger and we are smarter together.

Now we’ve reached a milestone moment in preparing for what comes next and, while we look forward to the arrival of our new Vice-Chancellor, we have not been standing still.

Our Ready for Life and Work strategy set us on firm foundations and, through extensive engagement with our community, we are developing the next level of detail for a refreshed strategy. From our seven shared directions for 2022, we’ll develop our goals and priorities for the future.

The heart of our mission will remain the same, unleashing the passion of our people to transform lives and shape the world. Today more than ever, we need a global mindset, a vision for new ways of collaborating and learning, and a determination to make education and re-education available to all.

Ready for Life and Work: Download RMIT’s 2015-2020 strategic plan

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.