Golden opportunity: from Olympic medallist to PhD researcher
Olympic gold medallist Lauren Burns has turned her hand to research, uncovering the key to elite athletic performance with the support of a generous industry sponsor.
RMIT tourism program receives global accreditation
RMIT Vietnam has become the first university in Vietnam to attain formal accreditation for its Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management program from the Institute of Hospitality.
A powerful voice for design and education
One of RMIT’s senior architecture leaders has been recognised for her contribution to academia with the 2019 Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize.
Australia’s still building 4 in every 5 new houses to no more than the minimum energy standard
Many new houses in Australia fall short of what is optimal in terms of environment, economic, and social outcomes, and are well below minimum standards set by many other countries, according to expert research.
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.
AFL and the media: 5 things we learned from Justin Rodski
Professional sport has a complex relationship with the media industry, something Justin Rodksi has learned from almost a decade working with Essendon Football Club.
AI to manage road infrastructure via Google Street View
Geospatial scientists have developed a new program to keep track of street sign locations by tapping into Google Street View images.
New Director boosts RMIT Activator
Support for start-ups and entrepreneurial thinking is set to take another giant stride forward, with a new Director of RMIT Activator announced today.
Making defence research partnerships work
Becoming an industry partner of choice requires several key ingredients, writes RMIT aerospace and defence research centre director Professor Michelle Gee.
The changing face of accounting
No longer a faceless executive, the accountant is coming to the fore to lead organisations through radical changes.
School of Fashion and Textiles recognised as world-leading
The latest Business of Fashion ‘Best Fashion Schools in the World’ survey has reviewed fashion institutions from across the world and recognised RMIT as a leader in fashion education.
From the burbs to the bay: GPS tracking reveals how litter travels
In a Victorian-first citizen science project, GPS-tracked bottles will be released in suburban waterways around Melbourne to reveal precisely how litter makes its way from our streets to our beaches.
Caps fly for first graduates of innovative nurse training program
Seventeen Diploma of Nursing students have become the first graduates of an innovative training program run in partnership between RMIT and Northern Health.
Engaging with Indigenous communities a life-changing experience
Road trips to Barkandji Country in western NSW have shaped the world view and creative practice for students and recent alumni from the School of Architecture and Urban Design.
Celebrating diversity: RMIT launches inaugural Iftar dinner
RMIT hosted its first Iftar dinner on Wednesday 22 May in partnership with the Islamic Council of Victoria to promote interfaith and inter-cultural harmony.
Bendigo Flight School takes off with advanced training sim
RMIT students will soar over virtual clouds during flight training, thanks to the installation of a new, state-of-the-art simulator at the University’s Bendigo Flight School.
New X-ray facility gives students industry-leading edge
The medical radiation suite at RMIT’s Bundoora West site has been given a state-of-the-art facelift with the addition of three new Siemens X-ray machines.
RMIT recognised as Employer of the Year for LGBTI inclusion
RMIT won the top honour - Employer of the Year - at the Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards, which recognise organisations around the country fostering and supporting diverse communities.
Creek revitalisation program wins top innovation award
A collaborative project involving RMIT and Melbourne Water to renew and revitalise a Melbourne creek has been recognised with a national water innovation award.
DISRUPT: Mapping the future of Melbourne through stories
A collective storytelling project held as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week (20-26 May) is inviting participants to take over a 20-metre wall to disrupt the streets with their dreams of the city.
RMIT 3D printing research wins peak manufacturing industry award
Industry-led research to 3D print steel tools has won the Endeavour Award for best technology application.
Justice and protection for all
On the eve of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) 2019, RMIT Social and Global Studies Centre welcomed a panel of speakers who shared their insights and vision for contemporary LGBTQI lives and social justice.
Report calls for Australian digital skills framework
New research finds most employers are unprepared for the digital future of work and risk being left behind.
RMITin3: Designing a new creative career
In the latest RMITin3, ACMI Chief Experience Officer Sebastian Chan talks about the changing face of design and the emerging skillsets needed to meet workplace demands.
Pride Week: Celebrating inclusion
RMIT is celebrating its second annual Pride Week, with a welcome morning tea for students and staff kicking off five days of events and discussions designed to foster inclusion.
Women at work: Q&A with Iola Mathews
Iola Mathews has fought for women’s rights at work for decades. She spoke to RMIT’s Pauline Stanton about her new book and what we can learn from the past.
3D printing solutions for industry
Industry-led research at RMIT’s 3D printing facility is being recognised for giving students, staff and businesses the edge in a competitive landscape.
Blockchain researcher gets accounting student of the year nomination
Jana Schmitz’s forward-thinking approach to accounting has landed her in the running for a national accounting prize.
Building urban climate resilience in the Solomon Islands
The informal settlements of Honiara are home to almost half the city’s population. The complex challenges of these vulnerable urban communities call for tailored, multi-faceted solutions.
Igniting new approaches to the social economy
The social care sector is facing a time of major growth and disruption, and the time is ripe for new approaches to address looming skills gaps.
RMIT plays host to Australia’s biggest international skills excellence event
The 2019 Global Skills Challenge included 500 competitors and officials from across 15 countries.
Student rocket team wins at national competition
RMIT's student-led rocket team have been notching up some big achievements, now they're officially among Australia's best.
Graduate research grants for smarter cars of the future
Three RMIT research projects have been awarded grants totalling over $780,000 to modernise the Australian automotive industry.
Students weave plan for sustainable fashion future
The inaugural Fashion & Textiles Youth Assembly brought students together from across the School of Fashion and Textiles on Tuesday to discuss the state of the current and future fashion industry.
Your Fulbright mission: stop nuclear weapons falling into the wrong hands
The stakes could not be higher, but this academic wouldn’t have it any other way.
Indigenous Careers Fair connects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to industry leaders
RMIT University’s first Indigenous Careers Fair gave students an exclusive opportunity to network with industry leaders.
Students drawn to new NGV program
A new program at the National Gallery (NGV) of Victoria is connecting local and international students through the language of art and design.
A breath of fresh air for vulnerable Australians
A new community-based project from RMIT aims to improve the wellbeing of elderly residents and school children through innovative indoor air quality monitoring.
Hon Dr Craig Emerson announced as Director of RMIT’s Australian APEC Study Centre
RMIT University has today announced the appointment of the Hon Dr Craig Emerson to Director of the Australian APEC Study Centre (AASC).
News in sixty seconds prepares students for the future
Journalism students are gaining valuable industry-ready experience by producing news bulletins for free-to-air TV.
Universities join forces in advanced manufacturing
RMIT and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield have entered into a partnership that will see research collaboration and expertise exchange across advanced manufacturing and engineering.
Regional expansion: RMIT and Singapore focus on future skills
A new partnership with the Singapore Government’s SkillsFuture initiative will see RMIT University take its disruptive online education model to Singapore.
RMIT technology takes pole at Grand Prix
An interactive exhibit at the 2019 Australia Formula 1 Grand Prix will showcase how RMIT is helping to shape the future through research and innovation.
Front row at VAMFF
From intimate runways to exciting exhibitions: the RMIT community stars prominently in this year’s Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.
Fantastic four: meet the researchers changing the future of health
Technology is having a huge impact on our health. Here four RMIT researchers talk about the potential impact of their work as we live even longer lives.
Centre to help grow Aerospace and Defence Industries
A newly expanded centre at RMIT University is set to support the transformational growth of Australia’s Defence and Aerospace industries.
ATSB and RMIT partner in transport safety investigation
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has announced a strategic partnership with RMIT that will see the University offer Transport Safety Investigator qualifications.
RMIT Vietnam shortlisted for prestigious higher education award
RMIT Vietnam has been shortlisted in the Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Year category of the inaugural Times Higher Education Awards Asia.
Solar car teams breeze towards the podium
Engineering and design students are collaborating to prepare for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge using state-of-the-art modelling techniques in RMIT’s industrial wind tunnel.
Smart filters: Next gen materials for modern gas masks
Gas masks have barely changed in over 100 years but with the help of some computational wizardry, next gen smart materials are bringing the outdated technology into the 21st century.
Future-focused: Vietnam’s next decade looking bright
Our experts look to the future and share their insights about the Vietnamese economy and its start-up culture, anywhere working and tourism.
Recycling biosolids to make sustainable bricks
How can you recycle the world’s stockpiles of treated sewage sludge and boost sustainability in the construction industry, all at the same time? Turn those biosolids into bricks.
Sensors take headache out of summer beach parking
Researchers are installing sensors throughout the summer hotspot of Rye to monitor traffic, parking, crowd numbers and even toilet usage to better manage holiday crowds.
RMIT launches new Salesforce course to train students for jobs of the future
Built in collaboration with the global leader in customer relationship management (CRM), Salesforce, the new CRM Professional with Salesforce course is a welcome addition to RMIT's Future Skills portfolio.
The season that was: RMIT and Essendon Football Club
Almost a year on, and the innovative new partnership between RMIT and the Essendon Football Club (EFC) has proven a huge success.
New aviation partnership lands in South Australia
RMIT has announced a new aviation training school partnership with Hartwig Air in response to a growing worldwide pilot shortage.
RMITin3: Salesforce of the future
In the latest RMITin3, Chief Technology Officer Paul Oppenheimer sits down with Salesforce APAC Area Vice President Charles Woodall to talk about the future of work for the cloud-based software giant.
Fact check: Are carbon emissions coming down in Australia?
RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates former Liberal Minister Amanda Vanstone’s claim that "emissions are coming down" in Australia.
Going global: RMIT takes part in Asia’s premier design event
A star-studded list of RMIT alumni joined students and staff at the acclaimed Hong Kong Business of Design Week earlier this month.
Graduates share their stories
RMIT’s newest graduates celebrated at a graduation ceremony held at Marvel Stadium yesterday.
Tony Ellwood honoured as a leader in the arts
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Director Tony Ellwood AM was presented with an Honorary Doctorate at the RMIT graduation ceremony today.
Getting your facts straight
What do crocodiles, crime rates and codeine have in common? They’ve all been fact checked. Read more about the increasingly important skill that sorts fact from fiction.
Partners in disruption: preparing students for a brave new future
RMIT Online CEO Helen Souness looks ahead at the ever-changing world of work and the role universities have to play in it.
Four in ten think women lie about being victims of sexual assault
Four in ten Australians (42%) think sexual assault accusations are a way of getting back at men, according to the fourth National Community Attitudes Survey (NCAS) on violence against women.
Next steps on the Dior mentoring journey
Insights from Christian Dior executives and a VIP styling session were among the highlights of an evening to mark the halfway point of the Women@Dior mentoring program.
New partnership with ACMI to reactivate the iconic Capitol Theatre
Thanks to an exciting new partnership with ACMI, the Capitol Theatre will soon re-take its place at the centre of Melbourne’s vibrant cultural scene.
Lights, camera, action: media students part of prime-time broadcast
A group of RMIT media students have gained valuable industry experience as part of the broadcast team behind the 2018 Australian Directors’ Guild Awards.
Algorithms, AI and robots: architecture's new frontier
Poised at the intersection of design and technology, architect Alisa Andrasek is using algorithmic design and robotic construction to create sweeping forms and spaces fit for the future.
New alliance to drive innovation in aged care
RMIT University has joined innovAGEING to create a knowledge alliance that will link research with product and service development in the aged care industry.
The future for social service
The fastest-growing sector in Australia is also the least likely to be taken over by robots according to the Victorian Council of Social Service.
Japan beckons for scholarship recipients
The opportunity to intern at one of the world’s most prestigious news outlets is set to become a reality for two journalism students in 2019.
The value of esports: a partnership between Essendon Football Club and RMIT
The rapidly growing esports industry is set to be the subject of a new study, providing a unique insight into the networked media sports industry.
New centre to help industry make sense of data
A new centre will use cutting edge research to help partner organisations turn data into knowledge.
Architecture project involving RMIT students wins top honour
RMIT architecture students have worked alongside leading industry professionals to win the 2018 LAGI Biennial Competition amid a strong field of international entrants.
Diagnostic advance: gas-sensing capsule set to hit market by 2022
An electronic capsule that measures gases in the gut to revolutionise the diagnosis of gut disorders could be available within four years, following an agreement between RMIT and Atmo Biosciences.
Will robots eat our jobs?
Delivery drones, hyperloops, virtual reality replacing text books, driverless cars as the norm on our roads, 3D printed homes and space tourism. Welcome to the future.
RMIT launches world-first short courses in VR and AI using Amazon Sumerian
RMIT and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have announced a new collaboration that is set to enhance the student experience and transform the education sector.
Building a sustainable future
In the latest RMITin3, Hendry Group CEO Emma Hendry provides some insight into the evolving property and construction industry.
Creating a safe space: RMIT partners with Minus18
75 per cent of LGBTIQ young people in Australia experience homophobic or transphobic abuse and 80 per cent of this abuse occurs at school.
Hackathon sees industry challenges tackled by student problem solvers
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept that continues to rapidly transform the way we live, work and learn – from revolutionising simple day-to-day errands to enabling the re-creation of cities.
Star mentor recognised in Women in Industry Awards
Senior electrotechnology educator Dr Gita Pendharkar has won the Mentor of the Year Award, a recognition of her outstanding commitment to her students.
Bloody marvels: How micro devices are delivering big blood results
From rapid diagnosis of heart attacks to screening bleeding disorders, tiny devices designed to handle the complexities of blood could be the future of pathology.
Medical device technologies win major innovation awards
Pioneering medical technologies developed at RMIT University have won top spots in the Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS "Victorian QuickFire Challenge: Driving Device Innovation".
Coming out at work is complex and an ongoing dilemma, research finds
Less than a third of LGBTIQ+ employees are out to all their colleagues and this significantly compromises their wellbeing and work performance, new research has found.
Museums of the future: three industry insights
The 50th birthday of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is a perfect time to discuss how museums are adapting to the challenges of new technology.
Sensor technology to improve safety and health in aged care
Flexible sensors developed at RMIT will be integrated into new health monitoring technology to improve aged care, in a project supported through a $1.7 million Federal Government grant.
Blockchain to transform health care models
RMIT University and DB Results have announced a major industry partnership to pioneer innovative healthcare solutions using blockchain technology.
Blockchain-enabled badges for students
RMIT students will soon have the option to publish industry-relevant skills and experiences to the blockchain, in partnership with leading digital credentialing platform, Credly.
RMIT and Microsoft develop course in world-first collaboration
RMIT has teamed up with Microsoft to deliver a ground-breaking new Games and Graphics Programming course for the next generation of mixed reality software developers and designers.
Out of this world: Designing an urban area on Mars
In the next giant leap for mankind, RMIT students are designing, creating and exploring a sophisticated civilisation on Mars.
A premier partnership: Essendon Football Club and RMIT
Two iconic Melbourne institutions have joined forces, creating a new frontier in cross-industry collaboration.
Blockchain strategy course prepares students for jobs of the future
From crypto start-ups to established enterprises, global demand for blockchain expertise makes it one of the hottest areas for technology recruitment.
RMIT connects with Industry 4.0 leaders in Germany
RMIT has strengthened its global connections across Industry 4.0 by collaborating with nine of the largest technical universities in Germany.
Studying cyber security is a safe bet for career progression
Choosing to change career wasn’t a risky decision for Hema Zmirak, as she knew that moving into cyber security is about as safe a bet as the name suggests.
RMIT takes centre stage at international technology and creativity conference
With expert presentations and a new summer school, RMIT is in the spotlight at Sónar+D, an international conference held in Barcelona where technology and creativity converge.
Spotlight on Industry 4.0
A shift in the way education is delivered is just one of the impacts of the digitisation of manufacturing and the new industrial revolution known as Industry 4.0.
RMIT student awarded European internship with industry leader
An RMIT engineering student has spent two months in the south of Spain working on an innovative solar energy project for one of the country's largest chemical groups.
Gentrification and local democracy in Europe: Q&A with Kristin Reichborn-Kjennerud
Kristin Reichborn-Kjennerud, visiting scholar to RMIT's Centre for Urban Research, discusses urban development and the need for social mobilisation to address challenges faced by city residents.