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Industry and education combine to create next gen of UX talent

User experience design skills are in demand and RMIT is leading the way in teaching them with industry partners like Adobe.

The Capitol reclaims its place as a Melbourne cultural icon

Following a multi-million-dollar refurbishment, The Capitol has reopened today as a contemporary destination for culture, education and innovation.

Public housing program risks reducing homes for vulnerable groups: report

A new report evaluating the Victorian Government’s program to redevelop inner suburban public housing estates says the plan may reduce the amount of homes available for vulnerable households.

Nearly half of tenants exit social housing early for the wrong reasons

A new RMIT report reveals that 43% of social housing tenancies end within 18 months, with indigenous, formerly homeless and young tenants at the greatest risk of losing their accommodation early.

History blooms with commemorative artwork

A wreath of wearable enamel brooches is on display at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance in a creative tribute to the stories of the first world war.

Fact Check: Would reducing international students create university places?

Would reducing international student visas create university places for Australians? RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.

Humans 2.0 – what next for the human race?

In a future where wearables, transplantables, cognitive enhancement, robot assistance, genetic engineering and nanotechnology become the norm, how do we define what is human?

A wombat’s journey from the classroom to the App store

After starting out as a student project, Paperbark was successfully launched to the market last month.

Fact Check: Without a home

Despite sustained economic growth, the latest figures show that homelessness in Australia has continued to rise. ABC Fact Check investigates.

Seven myths about homelessness busted

As experts and policymakers gather for Homelessness Week, we take a closer look at common myths and misconceptions about some of our most vulnerable citizens.

Finding solutions for the recycling industry

Three industrial design student studios have worked with Victorian Government agencies and industry partners on a range of new enterprise propositions.

The trophy-winning trophy

The Larry Perkins Trophy, developed through an RMIT / Australian Grand Prix partnership, has picked up an international design award.

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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 Nations 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.

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