The power of creative practices to drive sustainable socio-ecological transformation
RMIT Europe Research Fellow Cristina Ampatzidou explains her role in the Creative Practices for Transformational Futures (CreaTures) Horizon 2020 project, and how creative practices have the power to drive sustainable socio-ecological change.
Meet Sonya Adams: An RMIT alumnus reshaping the energy sector
How can an international oil company transition to low carbon energy with a net zero ambition? RMIT alumnus Sonya Adams, Senior Vice President, Reinvent bp, explains her role in the global company's transformation and her journey from RMIT in Melbourne to where she is today in the UK.
Co-creating nanotechnologies with society: GoNano project
RMIT researchers from the recently completed Governing Nanotechnologies Through Societal Engagement (GoNano) Horizon 2020 European research project discuss how the study has shaped them as researchers and put a spotlight on the importance of stakeholder engagement to achieve real world research impact.
RMIT women in STEM: Meet three alumni leaders in Germany
From Melbourne to Munich and beyond, meet three RMIT women working in STEM in Germany: Katharina Ivanenko, Sahana Shivanna and Naghmeh Torabi.
Training the next generation of innovative leaders in business and digital transformation: EINST4INE project launch
A new research and innovation project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant scheme is on the search for budding doctoral researchers ready to embrace the fundamental challenges of future industrial systems.
RMIT set to lead a €9 million innovative global doctoral training program in Europe
Taking the top spot with a score of 99% out of over 66 funding proposals in Europe, a €9 million RMIT European Doctoral Innovators (REDI) COFUND proposal has been approved for funding by the European Commission.
Digital transformation: Key lessons from the pandemic
COVID-19 forced businesses to accelerate the adoption of digital technologies – transforming some organisations forever. RMIT and industry experts reflect on some of the key lessons learnt from the pandemic when it comes to digital transformation.
Meet RMIT’s Senior Industry Fellow in Urban Design, Juan Cortés
Juan Cortés, an urban designer who leads the Cities Studio at AECOM Spain and is a BREEAM® Urbanism Assessor, has been appointed as Senior Industry Fellow in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University.
The Future is Landscape: report
A new report on the Future is Landscape highlights the importance of our cities’ living structure and the role that open space systems play in people’s health, as well as the living systems of water, vegetation, birds, animals and insects.
The power of research to shape a post-pandemic society
RMIT researchers involved in Europe’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation funding scheme consider aspects of everyday life in a post-pandemic society when it comes to cities, housing, infrastructure and science.
Dame Judith Hackitt awarded Honorary Doctorate for engineering leadership
The global expert has been recognised for her outstanding contributions to the engineering profession and her commitment to public health and safety.
Spotlight on e-scooter safety in Barcelona
An exhibition addressing safety issues caused by e-scooters in Barcelona – developed by RMIT’s School of Design with input from Barcelona City Council – was recently on show as part of a virtual exhibition during Barcelona Design Week 2020.
Industry 4.0 skills report says the future of work is about people and creativity
The Future of Work in the Digital Economy – Developing skills for Industry 4.0 report highlights how the COVID-19 disruption has shown that Industry 4.0 is not only about technology – it’s more about people.
RMIT alumni leaders share their tips for today’s engineering graduates
In a field rapidly changing through digital transformation and automation, today’s engineering graduates must be equipped with both the technical and soft skills needed – and never stop learning.
Making biodiesel from dirty old cooking oil just got way easier
Researchers have developed a powerful, low-cost method for recycling used cooking oil and agricultural waste into biodiesel, and turning food scraps and plastic rubbish into high-value products.
New podcast explores how law makes our world a better place
A new podcast takes listeners behind the scenes with leading international lawyers to reveal the machinations of war, peace and human rights.
Rebuilding our world in a sustainable way
Besides stimulating global economic recovery in response to COVID-19, government investment in construction and infrastructure also offers the built environment sector an opportunity to respond with sustainable building and design solutions.
Protecting our firefighters through human-centred engineering
Researchers at RMIT University are developing intelligent garments and materials to protect and monitor the health of the most vulnerable frontline workers as they tackle the chaos and catastrophe of wildfires.
Break in traffic accelerates outdoor dining
As Melbourne looks forward to opening up post lockdown, a drop in traffic is offering a range of possibilities for creating vibrant outdoor eating and entertainment precincts to be enjoyed safely.
Research confirms link between sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s disease
New research has confirmed long-suspected links between sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s disease, finding identical signs of brain damage in both conditions.