RMIT Europe wins prestigious award for strengthening Spain-Australia ties
RMIT's innovation hub in Barcelona, Spain, has been named the annual Malaspina Award winner in recognition of the team’s significant contribution to scientific and cultural relationships between Spain and Australia.
New online courses for sustainable, inclusive and beautiful cities
A new set of free online courses has been launched by RMIT Europe to help equip urban planning professionals and city officials to drive the cities we need.
RMIT appoints new Deputy-Vice Chancellor International and Engagement
Saskia Loer Hansen has been appointed to the new role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor International and Engagement and Vice-President.
Improving European responses and resilience to devastating weather events and climate extremes
RMIT Europe has been named a partner in C2IMPRESS – a new European funded project aimed at designing tools to better prepare for and respond to natural hazards such as wildfires, storms, droughts and floods.
Keeping railway infrastructure resilience on track
The European funded research project SAFETY4RAILS has focused on increasing the safety and recovery of track-based inter-city railway and intra-city metro transportation from cyber and/or physical attacks.
The city architect: Meet RMIT’s Tom Holbrook
UK-based architect and RMIT Professor Tom Holbrook is a London Mayor Design Advocate – one of 42 practitioners appointed by the city to promote quality and inclusion in the built environment with the aim of making London an even better place in which to live and work.
Bolstering resilience against cyber-attacks on autonomous cars
RMIT University is a partner in SELFY, a new European research project aiming to make digitally connected vehicles safer.
RMIT University to lead €15.7 million Australia-France doctoral training network
In a significant win for global research training, Australian and French academic ties are set to strengthen with today’s announcement of the Australia France Network of Doctoral Excellence (AUFRANDE).
Barcelona a step ahead in liveability: study
Barcelona has been found to be a world leader in promoting healthy and sustainable lifestyles according to a new global study.
Showcasing Indigenous creative talent in Barcelona
A design by an RMIT alumnus is to be exhibited at the home of RMIT Europe, bringing Indigenous art and perspectives to Barcelona’s innovation district.
Decolonising higher education: First Nations student perspectives in Australia
First Nations students at RMIT shared their perspectives on how universities can promote inclusion and Indigenous perspectives at the recent UNESCO World Higher Education Conference in Barcelona, Spain.
Students in Vietnam and Spain tackle mass tourism in Spain’s Ebro Delta Natural Park
Students from RMIT Vietnam and the Barcelona School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy at the University of Barcelona (CETT) have worked with local and regional authorities to tackle mass tourism in Spain’s biggest aquatic habitat.
New European project to empower citizens to become savvy with digital health tools
The €2.7 million research project will create a digital health literacy strategy and transform how everyday citizens manage their healthcare.
New European research project to improve understanding of marginalised communities in the climate transition
RMIT has been named a partner in a new €3.8 million European research project named BOLSTER – Bridging Organisations and Marginalised Communities for Local Sustainability Transitions in Europe.
New Metal Digital Manufacturing Joint Research Unit connects Australia and Europe
RMIT and Eurecat, the Technology Centre of Catalonia, have announced the establishment of a Metal Digital Manufacturing Joint Research Unit (JRU) to drive industrial innovation for companies in the aerospace, automotive and health sectors in Europe and Australia.
EdiCitNet conference entices city dwellers and planners with Edible City Solutions
The two-day event provided ample food for thought for city administrators, researchers and citizens exploring urban food practices as a pathway to more liveable and resilient cities.
How 'edible cities' can foster more resilient, sustainable and inclusive communities
RMIT Europe Research Fellow Nevelina Pachova explains her role in the Edible Cities Network (EdiCitNet) Horizon Europe project, and how urban edible solutions can contribute to socially resilient and sustainably productive cities.
Meet the doctoral talent in Barcelona exploring the workplace digital revolution
A group of early-stage researchers at RMIT Europe is investigating the impacts of digitalisation in the workplace, including the implications it may have on business innovation and employee training and upskilling.
RMIT and BAU announce new partnership for future skills in design
A new partnership with BAU, College of Arts and Design in Barcelona, will see RMIT University take its disruptive online education model to the creative heart of Catalonia’s capital city.
Global Power Generation and RMIT collaborate to support Western Plains entrepreneurs in Victoria
RMIT University is collaborating with Global Power Generation (GPG) to support entrepreneurs near the company’s Berrybank 1 Wind Farm project in south-west Victoria.
Design leadership for the future of work: report
A new report on the future of work explores the crucial role of designers in achieving more equitable and sustainable ways of working.
RMIT University selected as an official partner of the New European Bauhaus
RMIT has been named a partner of the New European Bauhaus (NEB) – a creative and interdisciplinary initiative of the European Commission aimed at designing new ways of living to build a sustainable, inclusive and beautiful future for all.
New courses on making cities healthier, more attractive and sustainable
A suite of new free online courses is set to equip urban professionals with the skills needed to tackle the unprecedented challenges facing cities across the world for the healthy liveable cities we need.
New RMIT Vice-Chancellor's Innovation Professor, Dr Marta Fernandez
RMIT has announced the appointment of its newest Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Professor, Dr Marta Fernandez.
Born too soon: Tackling the challenges and risks of preterm birth
To mark World Prematurity Day, experts at RMIT University share how their research is helping to improve the lives of babies born too soon and their families.
The research translation journey: Turning theory into real-world impact
A new book published in the framework of OpenInnoTrain – a European Union-funded project – reflects upon the project’s activities and findings to provide practical guidance to convert research outcomes into outputs which benefit society.
Global studio looks to the role of design in planetary health
The need for designers to act, propose, challenge and share in response to the global ecological crisis was at the heart of a recent global design studio, Ideas for humanity: A cookbook for planetary health, bringing together students and staff in Australia, the UK and Spain.
Building railway infrastructure resilience through reliable data collection
Railway infrastructure benefits from long-term asset management, including risk and resilience strategic planning, to prepare for the potential challenges posed by future physical and/or cyber-attacks.
Are you REDI to change the world?
RMIT has launched an innovative new global PhD offering from Europe set to prepare the next generation of researchers to tackle the needs of our fast-changing world.
New discovery pinpoints the ‘golden window’ for IVF success
Researchers have found a way to better pinpoint the “golden window” when a womb is ready for pregnancy, in a discovery that could help boost IVF success rates.
How do we make ethical cities?
As cities around world transition to a low carbon future, how do we ensure our places and communities remain fair for all? Experts in Australia, Europe and the UK share their insights on how cities can approach a decarbonised future in an ethically informed way.
Digital transformation for SMEs: report
A new report on the digital transformation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) explores the opportunities, challenges and benefits that digitalisation presents.
Top three skills needed for a career in green and clean energy
Leaders from RMIT’s global alumni community shared their insights on the skills needed in the renewable energy sector at a recent RMIT global career webinar.
RMIT architecture expertise helping to shape urban recovery of London’s Royal Docks
For RMIT’s Tom Holbrook, London’s Royal Docks are a testbed for an ecological urbanism that accelerates an equitable recovery from COVID-19 and addresses the climate emergency.
Space Industry Hub set to launch Victorian expertise into global markets
A new Space Industry Hub at RMIT will connect local business and research to global opportunities in space technology.
Flying the flag for diversity
RMIT alumnus Björn Jahncke works as a project and change management consultant at Lufthansa Systems in Germany where he also volunteers as team lead for partnerships for Diversifly – Lufthansa Group’s LGBTIQA+ network.
Mapping culture and climatic energy drivers: A new visual library to achieve successful Plus Energy Building design
A new online GIS tool is helping designers, researchers and policymakers to understand how different European climates and cultures can influence energy demand in buildings.
New partnership to boost research and industry exchange in Europe
RMIT University is partnering with Catalonia’s leading research centre to support technology transfer and innovation for industry in Europe.
Rethinking cities with ageing in mind
From urban wellbeing and public health to urban planning and housing, RMIT researchers are helping to build age-friendly cities across Europe and Australia.
Future-proofing mass transit infrastructure
From capacity limitations due to social distancing through to changes in mobility patterns because of people working from home, COVID-19 has made us rethink how we manage our mass transit infrastructure systems.
Embracing digital evolution: Management and innovation approaches to tackle challenges of contemporary industry
PhD researchers on a new project funded by the European Union will examine the multi-disciplinary aspects of digital transformation to generate new knowledge, tools, methods and roadmaps to guide businesses in their digital evolution.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barely Gettin’ By season three: American Carnage
Podcast hosts Dr Emma Shortis and Dr Chloe Ward are back for season three and as they continue examining the inner workings of American democracy, their eyes are trained on the US election.
New study reveals why flu can be devastating for pregnant women
New research helps explain why flu can lead to life-threatening complications during pregnancy, suggesting the virus does not stay in the lungs but spreads throughout the mother’s body.
Ten ways RMIT research is helping to build a more sustainable future
From turning back the emissions clock to building more durable roads from old tyres, RMIT researchers are tackling today’s biggest challenges and developing solutions for a more sustainable world.
Eyes turn to Europe for State of the European Union Address
The State of the European Union address has set the scene for Europe’s green economy deal - on which climate activist Greta Thunberg has been vocal - and stronger ties with Australia.
An integrative approach to guide the multi-billion dollar FinTech industry
RMIT University’s Professor Anne-Laure Mention examines the future challenges and limitations of financial technology and advocates for coherent efforts to shape the future of FinTech research, policy and practice.
Insect wings inspire new ways to fight superbugs
Scientists have revealed how nanomaterials inspired by insect wings are able to destroy bacteria on contact.
Tackling turbulent times: The transformation of the aviation sector
There's no question of the global impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the aviation sector, being one of the first sectors to bear the brunt of the crisis as the pandemic evolved.
A focus on liveability: What can we learn from Barcelona’s superblocks?
With its high population density and compact built environment, the Catalan capital is employing nature-based solutions to tackle typical urban challenges and improve the life of its inhabitants.
RMIT awarded ‘HR Excellence in Research’ in Europe
RMIT has been awarded the European Commission’s ‘HR Excellence in Research’, becoming the first Australian institution to be recognised in the prestigious program.
Meet RMIT’s Adjunct Professor in Interior Design, Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla
Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla, founder and partner at Vaikla Studio and a member of the Advisory Board of the Estonian Association of Interior Architects, is also Adjunct Professor in Interior Design at RMIT.
Global 3D printing partnership to boost local manufacturing
RMIT University is partnering with Europe’s leading 3D printing institute to support the transformation of Australian manufacturing.
RMIT named a partner in a new European research project on rail cybersecurity
The SAFETY4RAILS research project, which has received €7.7 million from the European Union’s prestigious Horizon 2020 funding scheme, is set to increase the safety and recovery of track-based inter-city railway and intra-city metro transportation from cyber and/or physical attacks.
How does our brain fold? Study reveals new genetic insights
New research is helping unlock the mystery of how the brain folds as a baby develops in the womb – a process critical to healthy brain function.
Australia’s international partnerships in time of uncertainty
With the focus on economic recovery, Trump, Brexit and Australia’s trade negotiations with Europe and the United Kingdom are all reshaping our future.
What’s the future of work in the digital economy? Global experts share insights on skills needs for Industry 4.0
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a rapid acceleration of the digitalisation of industry like never before.
How the battle to survive shapes ageing immune cells
New research shows older immune cells have to fight just to survive, in a study that overturns previous thinking and sheds light on how ageing affects the immune system.
Muscle tech: Sleep apnea therapeutic showcased at global biotech event
A world-first therapeutic for treating sleep apnea and a range of other weak muscle conditions will be unveiled this month at global biotech innovation event, BIO Digital.
RMIT set to lead an innovative European Training Network for industrial digital transformation
The new PhD program is expected to produce a new generation of high performing early stage researchers in innovation and technology management able to embrace the major challenges of future industrial systems.
New digital tool provides green solutions for city planners
A European funded research project has released an online decision-making tool to identify suitable Nature-Based Solutions according to a city’s specific environmental challenges
Australian and UK urban experts partner to build better cities
A new project brings together Australian and UK urban experts to virtually model and test the benefits of transport planning in creating healthier and sustainable cities across both countries.
New thinking: changing tack in the fight against viral infections
As the coronavirus pandemic highlights our deep vulnerability to novel viruses, researchers are bringing new ways of thinking to the development of desperately needed anti-viral treatments.
Team Australia wins world’s first AI Eurovision song contest
An Australian tune written using artificial intelligence has claimed first prize in a new international song competition.
Coronavirus could be a catalyst for change and innovation
While the world reels from the impacts of the pandemic, one expert believes now more than ever we have the opportunity to prioritise collaborative innovation that puts people before profit.
Dry lakes and rivers release more CO2 than thought
A major study spanning six continents reveals that greenhouse gas emissions from dry inland waterways have been significantly underestimated.
Australia’s Eurovision AI song finds beauty in dark times
Eurovision might be cancelled, but an Australian tune written using artifical intelligence is in the running to win a new international song competition - with your help!
How companies should be communicating during a pandemic
Authentic communication is key for companies to remain connected with audiences during this pandemic, according to communication leaders from RMIT’s alumni community in Europe.
RMIT alumni fostering sustainable change
From humanitarian education to urban planning, meet two RMIT alumni who are contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
RMIT number one globally for reducing inequality
RMIT has been ranked number one in the world for its efforts to reduce inequality within and among countries in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings.
Why choose nature based solutions? Insights from industry, government and academia
Environmental sustainability, social cohesion, resilience in urban areas and climate change mitigation are some of the benefits associated with nature based solutions in cities according to experts.
Soaring global careers: RMIT women in STEMM
Meet three RMIT women taking STEMM to new heights in Spain – an RMIT student who recently completed an internship in additive manufacturing and 3D printing, an RMIT alumnus in the automotive industry and an RMIT staff member driving innovation in the built environment.
Our trade talks with Europe and Britain will become climate talks
Climate change is set to become an inescapable part of negotiations over an Australia-European Union free trade agreement, and a new Australia-UK agreement necessitated by Britain’s exit from the European Union.
Tackling safe mobility in Barcelona
RMIT students on a recent study tour in Barcelona have worked with the city council to develop solutions to increase safety in the use of e-scooters.
Rewilding cities: How bringing nature back to cities is good for our health
The rise around the globe to bring nature back into cities has clear links to individual and community health and wellbeing, according to RMIT researchers at the Centre for Urban Research.
A lifeline for premature born babies: Funding announced for new stem cell research
RMIT is part a group of researchers from across the globe developing a new therapy that aims to see if stem cells can be used to regenerate the brain damage caused by premature birth. This brain damage is called ‘encephalopathy of prematurity’ (EOP).
Householders at the centre of Plus Energy Buildings design
RMIT researchers are contributing to a European project looking at how cultural and climatic variables impact the future design of Plus Energy Buildings.
RMIT named partner in a €3M European research project on how creative practices can contribute to sustainability
The EU Horizon 2020 funded project will highlight how the arts can contribute to addressing a world transformed by climate change.
iScream, you scream: The dessert that talks to you
RMIT University researchers have developed an ice cream cone that roars, crunches, giggles and burps to encourage us to have more fun with our food in an era of numbers and nutrients.