Research

The College of Design and Social Context comprises of a range of prestigious research centres and groups within its schools.

The College Research and Innovation office encourages research collaborations within and across disciplinary and academic administrative boundaries.

We strengthen research capacity and interpret national research policy in the context of Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and improve higher degree research programs and the experience of research students across DSC Schools.

School based Research Centres

Digital Ethnography Research Centre

The Digital Ethnography Research Centre focuses on understanding a contemporary world where digital and mobile technologies are increasingly inextricable from the environments and relationships in which everyday life plays out.

Centre for Materials Innovation and Future Fashion

CMIFF brings together senior researchers in material technology, design and enterprise to research, develop and apply design and materials innovation to address real-world problems.

Centre for Urban Research

The Centre for Urban Research is directly responding to the globally important need to shape cities that are environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

Social and Global Studies Centre

The Social and Global Studies Centre is home to innovative, rigorous, and forward-thinking expert researchers.

School based Research Groups

non/fiction Lab

non/fiction Lab helps create events, projects, programs and public presentations that feature a diverse range of local and international writers, artists and academics, through which our resilient and inclusive community of practice continues to expand and evolve.

Contemporary Art, Society and Transformation

CAST produces art research that critically engages with social and public spheres with a particular interest in how artistic practices intersect with issues of equity, access and democracy.

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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 created by Louisa Bloomer

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

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.