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Appetite for success

A chance meeting at the coffee machine of a co-working space has seen two RMIT alumni join forces to create a multi-million-dollar app development company employing 80 people.

Libra is just the beginning

Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra, which is expected to be rolled out in early 2020, is just the beginning of corporation-led global economic infrastructures according to leading blockchain researchers.

Fear of others is making us sick

Research links lower levels of trust in multicultural communities to poorer mental health.

Sans Forgetica wins prestigious design award

Sans Forgetica, a typeface that could help people remember more of what they read, has claimed the top award in Communication Design at the 61st annual Good Design Awards overnight.

Looking to the future for true gender equality

History shows progress has been made on equal pay in Australia, but much more work still needs to be done, according to the experts.

Study reveals winning tweet formula used by celebrities

Celebrity tweets that tell a story to fans are more likely to be shared than facts, introspection or angry outbursts, new study reveals.

The blockchain economy: Insights from global experts

Leading European and Australian experts shared their insights on the disruption that blockchain is delivering to industry, the public sector and the legal ecosystem at a recent RMIT University blockchain seminar in Europe.

Eight ways to boost gender equality

The gender pay gap is narrowing and the number of women on boards is increasing but there’s still more to be done to achieve gender equality. Here’s an expert’s view on how to level the field.

Could child labour be a ‘necessary evil’ while extreme poverty persists?

New research highlighting the dangers of unsafe work for children also shows that child labour, in safer conditions, may help some to survive extreme poverty.

Blockchain to boost charity donations

Charities and philanthropic organisations are investigating the potential of blockchain technology to solve their trust problem.

Supported saving boosts financial wellbeing: report

A new RMIT report confirms actively saving is one of the most important influences on financial wellbeing, benefitting not only individuals but their households, communities and the broader economy.

Boosting confidence doesn’t help women at work: study

Assertiveness is linked to professional success, so ambitious women should work on building their confidence, right? Wrong, according to new research.

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