It takes big thinking to end up really small
Want a watch that’s flexible and paper-thin? Or a phone that bends, not breaks? Researchers at RMIT University are working on micro technology to use in macro products.
RMIT students study the audience experience at global festival Sónar+D
The way people experience festivals, such as how they move across different spaces and engage with technology, was recently examined by students as part of an RMIT and UOC summer school in Barcelona.
RMIT introduces Indian summer school program
RMIT has launched a summer school program in India — the first Australian university to do so.
Hacking challenge is serious fun for RMIT cyber security students
With cyber attacks a hot topic and cyber security skills in short supply, this year’s Cyber Security Challenge Australia showed RMIT students that while hacking is fun, it’s also serious business.
More support for victims of sexual assault
RMIT has strengthened its support for victims and survivors of sexual assault by partnering with CASA House.
Acupuncture relieves pain in emergency patients: study
The world’s largest randomised controlled trial of acupuncture in emergency departments has found the treatment is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients.
Student talent on display at City campus Laneway Festival
Students got their first real taste of RMIT’s Media Street precinct in a recent laneway-style festival.
Self-cleaning textiles could clean up in world’s largest design prize
Two RMIT researchers who have designed textiles that can clean themselves in sunlight have been nominated for the world’s largest design prize, the 2017 INDEX: Award.
Major award for pioneer in evolutionary structural optimisation
Distinguished Professor Mike Xie, Director of RMIT’s Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials, has won the prestigious 2017 Clunies Ross Innovation Award.
Solar paint offers endless energy from water vapour
Researchers have developed a solar paint that can absorb water vapour and split it to generate hydrogen – the cleanest source of energy.
Australia failing to redress human rights abuse by business overseas
A major report published today has found that the Australian government body charged with dealing with alleged human rights abuses by businesses operating overseas is failing.
New app a game changer for chemistry education
A new mobile app developed by RMIT software engineering students could be a game changer for chemistry education.
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.
Australia's digital divide creates new inequalities
Professor Julian Thomas is committed to creating a more inclusive internet.
Meet Sumeet Walia: award-winning nanoelectronics expert
The power of new technologies to advance human progress and improve lives are driving motivations for Dr Sumeet Walia's research.
RMIT among world’s top 250 universities
RMIT has risen to equal 247th in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings, cementing its position in the top 1 per cent of global universities.
Kinetic sculpture explores tensions between human and machine
A new performance-based work explores the complex relationship between humans and technology.
Students deliver global marketing solutions
RMIT students have travelled to Vietnam to present an integrated marketing and communications campaign to a local hand-made leather goods company.
RMIT students win soil and environment challenge
A team of students from the School of Science has won the inaugural Victorian Inter-university Soil and Environment Quiz, hosted by RMIT.
Portrait of a modern eco-warrior
Professor Rachel Caruso is harnessing the power of nanoparticles to fight pollution and protect our environment.
New Indigenous education centre opens at Bundoora
RMIT University has celebrated Reconciliation Week with the opening of its new Ngarara Willim Centre at Bundoora West campus.
Citizen scientists to beat heat and protect marine life
RMIT researchers are joining forces with Australian citizen scientists to counter the economic and health costs of heatwaves, and assess the environmental effects of sunscreen on marine life.
Stanford, RMIT and Peshawar journalism students connect across continents
Postgraduate students in Melbourne recently had the opportunity to learn with students from Pakistan on how to report from zones of conflict.
RMIT research to unlock ’game-changing’ tech for Defence
Six new projects will help enhance Australia’s defence and national security, supported by more than $590,000 in Federal Government funding.
Education students explore the world of phonics in teaching workshop
100 education and teaching students learnt the importance of phonics with leading literacy educator David Hornsby.
How design thinking triggers change: Five students share their stories
Learning how to apply design thinking to disaster reconstruction and development is giving students the chance to trigger change – in the wider world and in their own lives.
Cheers to a new venture: Q&A with Vedran Sabic
Born of a conversation between mates in a front bar somewhere in Fitzroy, Noble Boy micro brewery is into its fifth month of operation.
Art installation brings the weather indoors
A digital art installation aims to create virtual landscapes based on real-time Melbourne weather data – inside the State Library Victoria.
Gold mining and cybersecurity research supported by Linkage grants
RMIT researchers have been awarded $690,000 in the latest round of Australian Research Council grants.
Joining the dots to a better world
Thirty five years after RMIT gave him his first job, Professor Ivan Cole has returned – and brings with him a determination to make a difference through science.
Iconic Design Hub façade is going solar
RMIT has begun a new phase for the Design Hub with the incorporation of some of the latest breakthroughs in solar technologies into its iconic façade.
Bee prototype earns students national innovation award
A team of RMIT engineering students has won a Telstra innovation award for a prototype platform that aims to counter the decline of bee populations by enabling real-time monitoring of beehives.
Q&A with Anna Snoekstra
Screenwriting student Anna Snoekstra’s first novel 'Only Daughter' has been published in 19 countries and optioned as a film by Universal Pictures.
Meet Aunty Kerrie Doyle: Research leader and Indigenous health expert
Though she was the first Indigenous Australian woman to graduate from Oxford University, Aunty Kerrie Doyle counts her son’s achievement in getting into a nursing degree as her proudest moment.
You've got to date to innovate
Social media is driving dating in the 21st century. It can also help businesses connect with potential industry “soul mates”.
How one conference helped new teachers overcome their fears
This year’s inaugural Beginning Teachers’ Conference hosted 200 final-year RMIT primary education students for a day of panels and workshops.
Bringing reconciliation to life
RMIT’s commitment to reconciliation is what attracted Professor Mark McMillan to become the University’s first Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Indigenous Education and Engagement.
RMIT event offers new hacks for old business models
Software engineers with a passion for the sharing economy recently converged on RMIT University to help improve business regulation using disruptive technologies.
Original Sapphire honoured for work with Indigenous girls’ education
Indigenous education champion and former member of singing group The Sapphires, Lois Peeler AM, has received an honorary doctorate from RMIT University.
Meet Robin Kingston: visual artist, tour leader extraordinaire and New York know-it-all
A visual artist in contemporary abstraction, Dr Robin Kingston is also a renowned study tour leader and New York know-it-all.
RMIT leads the conversation on climate change and the future of cities
RMIT is teaming up with industry in Europe to plan for the impacts of climate change on cities, such as droughts and flooding, and to take stock of what city leaders around the world are doing.
Fly Your Ideas student finalists shape future of aviation
Three RMIT students have finished second at the final of the 2017 Airbus Fly Your Ideas competition, a global hunt for ideas to transform the aviation industry.
Computer says yes (let's chat)
Fancy having a chat with your computer? Thanks to computer scientist Professor Mark Sanderson your devices may soon be primed for a deeper kind of conversation.
The future of drones in construction and design: Q&A with Simon Watkins and Alex Fisher
The built environment is undergoing a digital transformation with technology such as drones impacting the whole value chain from design through to operation of buildings and infrastructure.
Supercomputer study unlocks secrets of brain and safer anaesthetics
Researchers have used a supercomputer to show how proteins in the brain control electrical signals, in a breakthrough that could lead to safer and more effective drugs and anaesthetics.
Academic sharp brains to compete at 100-year celebration
Emerging innovators will pitch their ideas to experts and entrepreneurs at the Academic Sharp Brain competition, part of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute’s centenary congress, Chemeca 2017.
Uber may hold key to housing affordability
The key to improving housing affordability may be “disruptive” thinking, according to RMIT researcher Dr Andrea Sharam.
Making your mark as a local designer: Q&A with Simone Deckers
Femke Textiles’ Simone Deckers had no idea her online Etsy shop would help her win a collaboration with global skincare retailer, Kiehl’s.
No dress rehearsal: why we must act now to save our cities
Billie Giles-Corti knows what makes cities liveable. And she says we need to work together to design better urban spaces for everyone.
World’s thinnest hologram paves path to new 3D world
An Australian-Chinese research team has created the world’s thinnest hologram, paving the way towards the integration of 3D holography into everyday electronics like smart phones, computers and TVs.
Spotlight on RMIT's practice-based research program in Europe
RMIT's practice-based PhD research program, which focuses on research in the medium of design practice itself, is in its tenth year of success in Europe.
RMIT public relations graduate wins B&T 30 Under 30 Award
Priscilla Truong has been named one of the industry’s brightest young talents, with four promotions in four years to Ogilvy PR’s Senior Account Manager.
Timely new book explores global security challenges
With the spectre of nuclear weapons posing a significant and increasing threat to global security, a new book by two leading RMIT academics presents as a must read.
A matter of life and death
From selfie eulogies to geo-tagging loved ones, Distinguished Professor Larissa Hjorth is examining how mobile media and the internet have altered our lives … and deaths.
Almost two-thirds of Australian businesses not prepared for disruption
A new report released by RMIT Activator reveals the majority of Australian businesses are vulnerable when it comes to responding to disruption in their industry.
RMIT films showcased at St Kilda Film Festival
Graduate, staff and student work is featured in this year's St Kilda Film Festival, which highlights the top 100 short films in Australia.
RMIT co-chairs global network for gender equality in the media
Gender equality in and through the media is the focus of a UNESCO-supported global collaboration between RMIT University and eighteen other universities.
Making sense of analytics and data science
In this era of Big Data, analytics and data science are burgeoning fields, demanding highly-skilled professionals who are also effective communicators.
Love gives tips on TV journalism
RMIT journalism alumna and star of 'The Bachelorette' Georgia Love recently came back to RMIT to give students a master class.
Making art, with a difference
From knitting to taekwondo, Prue Stevenson pushes the boundaries with her art – helping the RMIT student explore her Asperger’s diagnosis.
Tips for building your new career
Waiting for the right time to start your new career? Don’t put it off any longer. Following your passion will lead to deeper job satisfaction and a happier you.
Five signs you’re ready to study a postgrad in accounting
You know accounting is about more than just crunching the numbers. Here are five signs you’re ready to take on a postgraduate course in accounting.
Not just ‘revenge porn’ – image-based abuse hits 1 in 5 Australians
The first comprehensive research on “revenge porn” has revealed the mass scale of victimisation across Australia, with 1 in 5 people suffering image-based abuse.
RMIT researchers lead way in redesign of environmental badging
RMIT research has found that the design of Australia’s car fuel labels needs to change to meet the growing consumer demand for environmentally-friendly products.
RMIT partners with #TechDiversity Awards
RMIT University is proud to announce its partnership with the 2017 #TechDiversity Awards.
APEC Centre wins up to $14m DFAT contract
The Australian APEC Study Centre (AASC) at RMIT has secured an important contract with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
Four tips for breaking through the design world
How can you thrive as a designer when you’re still studying? Two award-winning RMIT design graduates share their top tips.
RMIT secures funding for drone research in Spain
RMIT has worked with industry leader Ferrovial Agroman S.A to secure the award of Spanish government funding for a €400k research collaboration.
Media students feature in ANZAC exhibition
Interactive documentaries by a group of undergraduate students have been selected to screen by Maroondah City Council’s ArtSpace.
How a masters in art and design is hatching business-smart creatives
Increasingly, innovative thinkers are using skills learnt studying a postgraduate degree in art and design to unlock their creativity in businesses of all kinds.
Bushfire ready, thanks to artificial intelligence
During the chaos of a bushfire, people can be unpredictable. But a new artificial intelligence program developed by RMIT is helping communities plan for big evacuations.
Artists explore conflicted views of the oceans
Once a wild and pristine environment seen as a compelling metaphor for the sacred mysteries of nature, the romantic image of the ocean has been eroded by the global threat of climate change.
Meet Linda Brennan: Humanist social marketer
With a research focus on social marketing and behaviour change, Professor Linda Brennan wants to help people to help themselves towards leading "better", healthier and happier lives.
How a Diploma of Languages can enrich your learning experience
A second language will not only provide a wider variety of career options, but it can also give you the opportunity to take your studies overseas.
RMIT students win international business competition
A team of RMIT students has achieved first place at the prestigious International Graduate Competition (IGC) hosted by the Canadian business school HEC Montreal.
Five reasons to study a Master of Engineering
If you've reached a plateau in your career, or feel like a complete change, postgraduate study can open up new doors.
Student project makes RMIT campuses safer places to be
Criminal justice students collaborate with RMIT’s Safer Community service to change the university experience for the better.
Intel internship gives students a taste of the tech capital
Tech company Intel has extended its San Francisco production internship program to students in Australia for the first time.
Mapping the edge of reality
Australian and German researchers have collaborated to develop a genetic algorithm to confirm the rejection of classical notions of causality.
Partnership develops new-look business value index
RMIT academics have partnered with ValueMyBusiness to strengthen its quarterly Index of Business Value Multiples.
Rolls-Royce experience a 'dream come true' for engineering student
An RMIT engineering student has had the time of his life and received recognition for his contribution during an internship at one of the world's most prestigious engineering companies.
Guts and glory for RMIT smart pills
Researchers at RMIT have successfully completed phase one human trials of ingestible capsules that have the potential to revolutionise the prevention and diagnosis of gut disorders and diseases.
Logie success for RMIT
An ABC television series directed by an RMIT adjunct professor and starring an RMIT student has been recognised in the annual Logie awards.
RMIT’s sixth annual Social Work Outrage! discussion goes green
One of Australia’s leading social workers has emphasised the intersection of social work and environmentalism for this year’s World Social Work day.
RMIT fashion designers enchant the Melbourne Flower and Garden Show
This year’s RMIT Floral Fashion pieces challenged the crossover between art and fashion at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.
Illuminating intersection of nanotechnology and art
What happens when you bring together science, art and a medieval wonder? For Dr Irene Barberis, it’s the culmination of almost 20 years of imagining.
Global learning fostered at RMIT Vietnam
Marketing students at RMIT Vietnam have taken part in a global project that involved collaborating with students in Amsterdam.
Meet Sylvia Urban: expert in natural products chemistry
A childhood fascination with the natural world led Dr Sylvia Urban on a journey to discover how the chemistry of life can benefit humanity.
Focus on employment pathways for vulnerable groups in Europe
RMIT’s Louise Robinson is studying community and government programs that provide access to education and employment for vulnerable groups in Spain and the UK.
RMIT local government expertise offers solutions for Sri Lanka
From waste management to disaster resilience, Sri Lanka is benefiting from RMIT University research thanks to a new framework for sharing ideas and expertise about local government challenges.
Autonomy – the next frontier for drone technology
Aside from pizza and parcel delivery, drones have potential to help in natural disasters, reduce crime and deliver medicine to remote areas. But moving beyond novelty uses is a major challenge.
MBA courses ranked among Australia's best by CEO Magazine
A global survey by CEO Magazine has ranked RMIT's MBA courses among Australia's - and the world's - best.
RMIT welcomes Jenni Tosi as Adjunct Professor
Jenni Tosi, Chief Executive Officer for Film Victoria, has been appointed for three years as Adjunct Professor in Film and Television at RMIT.
Vietnam students win TV marketing competition
RMIT Vietnam students have been crowned TV marketing champions for their idea of turning shoes into flotation devices to prevent drowning deaths.
New Vietnam professorship advances economics research
RMIT Vietnam has partnered with VinaCapital to establish a four-year term professorship to conduct research in economics and the capital market in Vietnam.
Call to phase out lead bullets at shooting ranges
Lead released when people fire weapons at shooting ranges creates such a health risk that lead bullets should be phased out, according to new research.
Younger investors put stock market returns at risk
Stock market investors who are young, male or who use stop losses are more likely to trade frequently and reduce returns, according to new research.
Small wonders: The Microscopist reveals his top five shots
“The secrets of life’s minute details are revealed when seen through a microscope lens.”
Tell me about… new postgrad engineering degrees
RMIT is broadening the horizons of postgraduate engineering, with six new Master of Engineering degrees designed to build critical cross-disciplinary skills across a range of industries.
Bio-inspired energy storage: a new light for solar power
Inspired by an American fern, researchers have developed a groundbreaking prototype that could be the answer to the storage challenge still holding solar back as a total energy solution.
RMIT students shine in the 2017 Westpac technology scholarship awards
Eight RMIT undergraduate students have been awarded Westpac’s prestigious 2017 Young Technologists Scholarship.
Researcher teams with industry to enhance cyber security in Vietnam
An RMIT researcher is working with one of Vietnam’s largest building companies on better engaging staff to boost cyber security.
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.
Food printing: coming soon to a kitchen near you
Digital food is quickly becoming a reality and nobody knows this better than RMIT alumnus and Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr Rohit Ashok Khot.
Lentara intern graduates return to RMIT studio
RMIT’s Codesign studio with Lentara UnitingCare responds to social issues they face and has also led to the ongoing employment of two graduates and one third-year student.
Alumnus an ‘exciting new voice’ in Australian animation
Dropping out of a physics degree to study animation at RMIT has proven to be a smart move for Aggelos Papantoniou, recently dubbed one of the field’s most exciting new voices.
First Fulbright scholars focus on work mental health
Better understanding of workplace mental health issues is the focus of two inaugural Fulbright scholars at RMIT’s School of Management.
RMIT to launch virtual research centre with Tianjin University
RMIT has joined with Tianjin University (TJU) to launch a virtual research centre for Advanced Automotive Technologies, Design Innovation and 3D Printing.
PR and journalism capabilities challenged in ‘post-truth’ world
In the ‘fake news’, ‘alternative facts’, post-truth world, journalism and professional communications face similar issues around reputation.
Wominjeka! to New Academic Street
Local Wurundjeri Elders have performed a traditional smoking ceremony in the New Academic Street specialist spaces as part of a Wominjeka (welcome) for the new facilities.
Tackling Indonesia's supply chain and logistics challenge
RMIT and its Indonesian partners have launched a preliminary report into Indonesia’s supply chain and logistics skills challenges.
Industry experience gives IT edge
A successful IT job interview is not just about having the right answers, it’s also knowing how to ask the right questions.
Research centre leads 3D bioprinting revolution
RMIT is a key partner in a revolutionary biomedical research centre bringing health professionals, academics and industry together to take bionic research to the next level.
Challenge to HR: go green or go stale
The academic world is throwing down the gauntlet to human resources (HR) teams to move past their traditional compliance roles and become the drivers of sustainability.
Meet Stephen Banham: Typographic Archaeologist
The founder of internationally-renowned typographic studio Letterbox, Stephen Banham recently designed the titles for the highly successful feature film Lion.
Graduate appointed Artistic Director of writing festival
The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) has announced the appointment of Izzy Roberts-Orr as Artistic Director and Co-CEO.
Tell me about… geospatial science
As location-specific information opens up a world of insights to drive how we plan our cities, manage our environment and navigate our way around, geospatial science is becoming ever-more critical.
7 reasons why a career in art, design and architecture is for you
With the digital boom, the global push towards innovation, and a growing cultural economy, creativity is capital and design is at the forefront.
Valuing design – NGV partners with RMIT
A new partnership between the National Gallery of Victoria and RMIT will combine academic research and student work with curatorial excellence to strengthen Victoria’s design industry.
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.
RMIT Logistics in awards race
RMIT has again been nominated for Best Education Course Provider at the 2017 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards.
Student electric racing team in the driving seat
Not everyone gets to build their own racing car and then drive it in international competition, but that’s what Rhys Clarke plans to do this year.
Making the world a better place through textile design
Inspired by a love for pattern and hand-crafted materials, Claire Cummings is fast creating a business focused on sustainability and ethically-made products for the fashion and homewares markets.
100% Fresh! RMIT art and design graduates scoop awards
RMIT art and design graduates have dominated the annual Fresh! Graduate Showcase awards presented by Craft Victoria.
Writing residency crosses borders and genres
An immersive writing residency in the Philippines left students and staff better informed and less blinkered by cultural backgrounds.
Journalism alumni lead Quill Awards nominations
RMIT graduates have been nominated an exceptional 15 times for the Melbourne Press Club's prestigious Quill Awards.
Predictions for the future of retail
Omni-channel retailing is transforming the shopping experience for consumers and retailers with the use of big data.
‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ key to get kids ahead in education and start-ups
Adult children inheriting or being gifted wealth from their parents are more likely to have completed university degrees, be self-employed and have higher bank account balances, a new study finds.
RMIT students design ACMI’s first ever line of merchandise
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) has launched a fresh line of merchandise locally designed and produced in collaboration with RMIT textile design students.
Behind the Lens: 130 years of photography at RMIT
For 130 years, RMIT has been training people to see the world by training them in photography.
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.
RMIT strengthens global standing
RMIT has improved its position in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject, with nine subject areas ranked in the top 100 – two more than last year.
Early career researchers from RMIT Vietnam visit Melbourne City campus
Four outstanding researchers from RMIT Vietnam – successful recipients of the RMIT Early Career Researcher (ECR) Enabling Capability Platforms (ECP) Travel Award – visited the Melbourne City campus.
Meet Kay Latham: Scientist, crystal engineer and ‘serendipity junkie’
Relentlessly curious by nature, Professor Kay Latham found school boring – until the moment she discovered chemistry and saw a whole new way of understanding the world.
Football star’s journey takes an academic turn
From Auskick to the AFLW – Lily Mithen’s football journey has been enriched by support from her friends, family and now her university.
Exhibition puts Fashion Design Council’s legacy into focus
High Risk Dressing / Critical Fashion, now on at RMIT’s Design Hub, examines the continued influence of the legendary Fashion Design Council (FDC) on today’s fashion practice.
Fashion graduates in prestigious VAMFF runway
Four innovative RMIT fashion design graduates will have their work featured in the prestigious National Graduate Showcase, a highlight of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF).
Vietnam immersion develops intercultural skills
Students from Melbourne have spent three weeks immersed in Vietnamese life and culture, as part of a new subject designed to foster and develop intercultural skills.
RMIT trifecta represents Australia in Fly Your Ideas competition
Aerospace engineering students from RMIT University are flying the green and gold in the 2017 Airbus Fly Your Ideas competition - the only Australian teams left in the global aviation innovation hunt.
RMIT and Luceda Photonics launch new photonics toolset
RMIT University, partnering with Luceda Photonics, has launched a comprehensive toolset of electromagnetic simulators for photonic devices, called REME.
Meet the Indigenous Studies team
Meet RMIT’s Indigenous Studies team and learn how you can enhance your degree with Indigenous Specialisation electives.
Australian-first flight simulator unveiled at airshow
RMIT's brand new state-of-the-art flight simulation system will be on show at the Technology for the Future display during the 2017 Australian International Airshow.
Tradies go digital
RMIT refrigeration and air-conditioning students will learn their trades on the latest digital equipment thanks to a donation from leading measurement solutions firm Testo.
Make history at Melbourne's first music memorabilia event
Lovers of Melbourne’s music scene have the chance to become part of history at a special research event that aims to capture five decades of memories and memorabilia.
Businesses find value in sharing as trend spreads
“Either you're in the sharing economy - or you're competing with it.”
RMIT fashion takes a star turn at VAMFF
From a look back at Australian avant-garde to an exploration of fashion and geology, work by the RMIT community stars at this year’s Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.
Liquid metal nano printing set to revolutionise electronics
A new technique using liquid metals to create integrated circuits that are just atoms thick could lead to the next big advance for electronics.
Naturally-sourced food container wins Green Innovators Competition
A range of eco-friendly compostable food containers has won RMIT graduate Ruby Chan the top innovation prize at the National Sustainable Living Festival.
New approach to address increasing rates of homelessness
A new partnership between Victoria’s leading housing organisation Unison and RMIT will combine academic research and street smarts to improve the lives of 650,000 Australians facing housing issues.
RMIT and ABC News relaunch Fact Check
RMIT University and ABC News have partnered to relaunch award-winning news service Fact Check, to be based in Melbourne at the University’s new state-of-the-art Media Precinct.
Students accelerate their learning with 'Newton’s Law'
Three lucky RMIT students had a chance to work behind the scenes through placements in the new ABC drama Newton’s Law.
RMIT lights up White Night Melbourne
White Night is one of the major events on Australia’s cultural calendar, and RMIT will once again open its doors and showcase stunning light projections from dusk to dawn.
Commonwealth Bank prize for top cyber security student
Gaining national recognition and a cash prize from Commonwealth Bank was more than Jon Butler expected when he came top of his cyber security class.
Students the winners as RMIT and State Government sign deal
RMIT and the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning have signed an agreement to increase collaboration.
Indonesia teaching partnership builds collaborative ties
RMIT education academics are working with two Indonesian universities to improve the outcomes of student teachers’ school placements.
Vietnam graduate seeks to empower women
Business graduate Tran Vo Thanh Truc is using her entrepreneurial skills to empower women in Vietnam.
New technologies in landscape architecture: Q & A with Niki Schwabe
Digital technology has been slowly revolutionising landscape architecture for years. RMIT graduate Niki Schwabe is unlocking new areas of his practice with software.
Leonard French: remembering a Melbourne art icon
The late Leonard French’s greatest gift to his beloved home-town of Melbourne is the magnificent ceiling of the National Gallery of Victoria’s Great Hall – the world's largest stained-glass ceiling.
Alumnus connects international graduates across Asia
International students across Asia are being brought together through a vibrant alumni job network, co-founded by an RMIT graduate.
RMIT partners with Strata Community Australia
RMIT University and Strata Community Australia (SCA) have collaborated to create a new online course for strata management professionals.
Meet Toni Roberts: interpretation design expert
After working in a company that developed public art and exhibitions, Dr Roberts found that interpretive work naturally drew on her background as an educator and designer/artist.
Students examine impact of speculative planning in Barcelona
Twenty-seven students from RMIT’s Master of Urban Design and Master of Architecture have spent two weeks studying housing rehabilitation and community building in Barcelona
Students explore technology and innovation at global smart cities expo
RMIT students from Australia, Vietnam and Singapore have attended the Smart City Expo World Congress, as part of the University's Global Summer in Barcelona program.
Melbourne living tips shared by students
A guidebook written by local RMIT students is helping new international students in their transition to campus life.
RMIT Vietnam awarded European Union research funds
RMIT Vietnam has been named a partner in a €13.4 million research project as part of the EU Horizon 2020 (H2020) research and innovation funding scheme.
Creative exchange in Indonesia gives students industry expertise
Seven undergraduate students from RMIT are off to Indonesia for internships with creative arts and design companies.
Cuban-Australian collaborative art project challenges family and community violence
Three leading performing artists from Cuba and six community leaders from Melbourne rode a train on the Upfield line discussing the impact and prevention of violence in their communities.
App provides food for thought
A new app will help dietitians provide more efficient and timely advice to patients at risk of chronic disease.
Q and A with Infiniti Engineering Academy finalist
From meeting his motorsports idol to competing against the world's top automotive engineering students, Huy (Mike) Phan squeezed a lot into two short days in Hong Kong.
RMIT design students collaborate on tsunami recovery
RMIT landscape architecture students collaborated with local NGOs and community to create a memorial landscape park to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Kesennuma, Japan.
Meet Suelynn Choy: Satellite navigation expert
Cattle and sheep herding could be getting a lot easier thanks to RMIT’s Dr Suelynn Choy, whose research is at the forefront of intelligent transport systems.
Public WiFi users choose convenience over cybersecurity
Around two million Australians are risking data breaches each day doing their banking and conducting other financial transactions on unsecured public Wi-Fi networks, a study has found.
National campaign developed by students for cystic fibrosis
RMIT public relations students have been working with Cystic Fibrosis Victoria to help raise awareness about carrier screening.
Dental profession says no to bullying
RMIT is one of 10 organisations who have signed a pledge to say no to workplace violence, bullying and inappropriate behaviour in the dental profession.
Nanophotonics lab boosts artificial 'mind'
RMIT’s new Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence Nanophotonics will enable the University to play a leading role in national and international brain research.
RMIT researchers win grant to encourage girls in STEM
Learning and teaching researchers at RMIT have won a National Innovation and Science grant to develop opportunities for young women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Research set to take European forest assessment to new heights
The use of low-cost and lightweight unmanned aerial vehicles to assess forest health in Europe is the focus of a research collaboration between RMIT and the Italian National Research Council.
Emerging fashion retail talent showcased at RMIT
In a new era of fashion enterprise, RMIT University has launched The Retail Initiative, showcasing the best emerging talent in fashion retail.
Inspired by landscape architecture: Q&A with John Williams
John Williams uses landscape architecture to reclaim and invigorate former industrial sites.
Practice-based research in focus at European exhibition
A recent exhibition at the University of Westminster in London has showcased the research processes of architects, landscape architects, designers and artists completing practice-based PhDs.
New diamond harder than ring bling
RMIT researcher Professor Dougal McCulloch has helped develop a diamond that’s predicted to be harder than a jeweller’s diamond.
Doctoral research advances at RMIT Vietnam
RMIT Vietnam has launched a new PhD program and doctoral scholarships for women, advancing research in business, management and engineering.
RMIT honoured at Premier’s Design Awards
RMIT’s new Indigenous garden and the students behind a groundbreaking Hyperloop pod protototype have won major prizes at the Premier’s Design Awards.
How innovative design thinking opens up new opportunities: Q&A with DingDing Tian
Designer DingDing Tian explains how to push your design practice into new areas by broadening your horizons and embracing new ideas.
Graduation celebrations take over the streets
RMIT’s graduation celebrations have taken over the centre of Melbourne, with a parade along Swanston Street and ceremony at Docklands stadium.
Health researchers awarded $2.4 million
RMIT researchers have received $2.4 million in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants.
RMIT researcher named among top tech innovators in Asia
RMIT nanoelectronics researcher Dr Sumeet Walia has been named one of the region's top tech innovators by the MIT Technology Review.
Journalist of the Year honours for RMIT graduate
ABC cross-media reporter James Oaten has been named Journalist of the Year at the NT Media Awards, recognising his exceptional skill and dedication to quality journalism in the Northern Territory.
The role of built environment professionals before and after disaster: report
RMIT has tackled issues impacting the built environment profession at a symposium on disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, conflict risk management, recovery and reconstruction.
Life on student exchange in Spain: Q&A with Laura Coburn
Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) student Laura Coburn describes what life is like on exchange in Madrid, Spain.
RMIT projects shortlisted for Premier’s Design Awards
A unique Indigenous garden and urban design space at RMIT’s City campus is a finalist in three categories of the 2016 Premier’s Design Awards.
Book launch highlights strategic design
A new book exploring the importance of strategic design has been launched at RMIT.
RMIT photonics team wins CSIRO backing
A low-cost, low-energy device which will help data centre technology suppliers increase their computing power and reduce energy consumption has won CSIRO backing.
Mechatronics students wow at WorldSkills
RMIT University students showcased their mechatronics flair at the WorldSkills Australia National Competition, Melbourne event.
CPA Australia’s Jesse Moors talks industry trends
CPA Australia’s Jesse Moors shared industry insights on the current trends shaping the future of accounting.
Newsline adapts to new broadcast environment
RMIT moves to new ways of broadcasting television news programs by using live streaming technologies.
RMIT researcher joins world’s largest all-female voyage to Antarctica
RMIT urban resilience researcher Dr Niina Kautto is one of 77 talented female scientists travelling to Antarctica as part of a new global leadership program.
How to thrive in changing times: three tips from a leading futurist
Charles Darwin once famously said, “It’s not the strongest species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
Students nominated for Premier’s Design Awards
Four of the five finalists in the new Student Design category at the Premier’s Design Awards are from RMIT.
Vietnam students graduate with pride
More than 1500 RMIT Vietnam graduates walked proudly across the stage in five ceremonies at Saigon South campus and the Hanoi Opera House to collect their hard-earned degrees.
Second city success overseas inspires future vision for Geelong
A new report investigating the success of second cities abroad outlines a future economic vision for Geelong and second cities across Australia.
Glimpse the future of advanced Australian fashion
Six unique and diverse designers from RMIT’s Master of Fashion (Design) launched their original collections at Melbourne’s iconic MPavilion.
RMIT professor awarded 2016 Victoria Prize
RMIT's Distinguished Professor Min Gu has been awarded the 2016 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation for his outstanding contributions to significant nanophotonic discovery and innovation.
Students raise awareness of heart disease in women
RMIT students have been working with non-profit organisation Her Heart to educate Australian women how they can reduce their risk of heart disease.
Zoo poo project gives students hands-on experience
How do you make learning about animal waste recycling fun? Give kids the chance to play with virtual poo and turn it into compost, of course.
Paralympians share top honours at RMIT Sport Awards
Paralympians Monique Murphy and Ashleigh McConnell are RMIT’s Female Athletes of the Year, with Jiu Jitsu champion Semakadde Kakembo named Male Athlete of the Year.
Opening doors in the screen industries: Q&A with Gavin Ingham and Maria Vermeed
Media makers Maria Vermeed and Gavin Ingham discuss RMIT’s professional screenwriting program and share their tips for breaking into the screen industry.
RMIT researcher recognised as Premier’s Student of the Year
An RMIT University PhD researcher was a big winner at the 2016 Victorian International Education Awards, taking out two Student of the Year awards.
RMIT graduates breaking the glass ceiling
An all-female crew have come together to produce a television commercial promoting a business that sends a share of profits to charities supporting women in third world countries.
RMIT students off to China to collaborate with local writers
A Federal Government grant will give students the opportunity to share skills and cultural perspectives during an intensive international study tour.
Top 4 reasons to work in Education Support
High quality, inclusive education requires high quality support in the classroom.
Finding your place in fashion: Q&A with Ruvini Jayasekara
Designer Ruvini Jayasekara discusses how RMIT’s international reputation and connections with industry prepare students for a global career in fashion.
Design students among winners of Jeanswest T-shirt design competition
Four RMIT textiles and graphic design students are among the winners of a competition from one of Australia’s premier retail brands.
Legal reforms needed for victims of medical negligence: research
Victims of medical negligence are missing out on fair compensation because of unjust thresholds and caps imposed by government, according to research at RMIT.
The mindset an entrepreneur needs to succeed: Q&A with John Pace
RMIT postgraduate student John Pace shares his insights into the entrepreneurial spirit and what it takes to succeed as a fashion innovator.
RMIT research examines Barcelona’s digital city plan
An RMIT PhD candidate has recently spent time exploring Barcelona’s three-year plan for a digital city after being awarded an overseas travel grant by the University to conduct research in Spain.
Playful urban design solutions take centre stage
RMIT Europe has brought together 20 key researchers across Europe to discuss design, regulatory and social issues surrounding urban play.
How can crowdsourcing help us respond better to disasters?
Natural disasters trigger bursts of crowdsourced data that often emerge faster than official statements, but sifting facts from the flood of social noise has been a challenge for authorities.
VicHyper unleashes Australia's first Hyperloop prototype
An inter-disciplinary team of RMIT students is revolutionising the future of transportation as the only finalists from the Southern Hemisphere in Elon Musk’s SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.
How to become a qualified psychologist
So, you have your sights set on a career in psychology, but you’re unsure of how to get there and what you need to do in order to be fully qualified.
Student designs on the right track for future rail crossing removals
A collaborative research project between RMIT University and the University of Melbourne explores new ways to improve the integration of public transport and urban design in Melbourne.
$660,000 boost for lung cancer treatment
Global pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson has awarded an RMIT academic $660,000 to support his research into lung cancer treatment.
Research explores new ways to live with motorway noise
Experimental research is investigating innovative approaches to managing noise along motorway sound walls, in a partnership between RMIT and UTS.
HBO hit show films at RMIT
Students had the chance to join 120 crew and cast on set, when Hollywood came to RMIT to film "The Leftovers".
RMIT welcomes Dr Alasdair Foster as Adjunct Professor
With 20 years’ experience heading national arts institutions in Europe and Australia, Dr Foster will bring extensive industry knowledge to RMIT’s photography programs.
Students link a health service with its local community
RMIT public relations students have worked with Link Health and Community to forge stronger relationships with local residents.
RMIT students represent Australia at UN urban development conference
Two RMIT students have travelled to Ecuador as Australian delegates to the United Nations Housing and Sustainable Urban Development Conference, after receiving prestigious Global Voices scholarships.
Virtual internship delivers real success
An RMIT student in Australia recently spent three months working on innovative European projects from her desk in Melbourne as part of a virtual internship program run by RMIT Europe.
Mobile app to promote Indigenous protected area
Postgraduate students are co-creating a mobile app to help preserve Gunditjmara land in western Victoria.
A market-orientated approach to higher education
In his new book Professor Mark Farrell, Head, Graduate School of Business and Law, says the higher education sector is being transformed and that universities need to adopt a market-oriented approach.
High school students’ innovative urban solutions rewarded at RMIT
RMIT’s Urban Futures competition has showcased Victorian high school students’ best and brightest ideas to improve the liveability and sustainability of cities.
The New Urban Agenda: Q&A with Sergio Tirado
Sergio Tirado is a researcher on sustainable energy futures within RMIT’s Centre for Urban Research.
Students spread message of diversity across the airwaves
With many young people choosing to stream rather than tune into radio, RMIT public relations students have helped Australia’s only LGBTIQ radio station spread a message of diversity and inclusion.
Academics win New York festival radio awards
A radiophonic meditation on gender identity and storytelling set in Bangkok has won multiple awards.
AAAT incubator and accelerator project: advancing drone technology
RMIT has joined forces with Australia Advanced Aerospace Technologies (AAAT) to form an incubator and accelerator that will develop unmanned air vehicles (UAVS) for commercial use.
Developing a successful fashion practice: Q&A with Alexandra Deam
Alexandra Deam, founder of independent label DIS/OWNED, explains how RMIT’s Master of Fashion (Design) is helping her build a successful, ethical practice.
New study provides carbon footprint league table for food
Researchers have compiled the first comprehensive carbon footprint league table for fresh food so chefs, caterers and everyday foodies can cook meals without cooking the planet.
Award-winning book designer featured in international journal
After receiving multiple accolades for the extraordinary design of a 1616 page architectural monograph, an RMIT designer’s practice has been profiled in the prestigious Eye magazine.
Building a global career with landscape architecture: Q&A with Stuart Beekmeyer
Stuart Beekmeyer is a designer who splits his time between Melbourne and Manhattan, using landscape architecture principles to activate urban spaces and bring modernity to remote locations.
RMIT graduate nominated for world's largest children's literature award
The Swedish Arts Council has revealed the names of 226 candidates from across 60 countries who are nominated for a generous literary prize.
RMIT awarded $9.3m in ARC grants
RMIT University researchers have been awarded grants totalling more than $9.27 million from the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) funding.
Global graduation celebrations
The first students have graduated with RMIT-Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) bachelor degrees in Indonesia.
Anthology builds literary bridge between Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region
A new collection of fiction, nonfiction, essays and poetry is fostering cultural exchange.
RMIT commits to state climate change initiative
RMIT University has become a founding partner in TAKE2, a State Government initiative aimed at collective climate change action to help Victoria reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Top five trends shaping how we do business
From advanced analytics to the share economy, technology is driving business innovation at breathtaking speed. So what are the key trends shaping how we do business now?
Drone alone: student tech enables autonomous mining exploration
An RMIT student has developed software technology to enable a drone to delve deep underground to survey mines autonomously.
Women’s AFL team goes back-to-back at Uni Games
The RMIT Women’s AFL team has reigned supreme at the Australian University Games for the second year in a row, claiming the gold without conceding a point in the grand final.
Bestselling writers enriched by architectural treasure
Award-winning local and international writers find artistic inspiration during McCraith House Writer’s Residencies.
A car wash... in an art gallery? Brilliant!
The hottest destination this summer is the RMIT and M@ Studio Architects-designed neon pink car wash that has transformed the National Gallery of Victoria’s garden into a magical interactive space.
Writing wrongs: English skills boost for computer science students
Writing code might be simple for many computer science students, but writing English can be more of a challenge, and a new grant-funded project is aiming to find out why.
Design students are finalists in national awards
Ten RMIT students have been shortlisted for prestigious Australian Graphic Design Association awards, selected from a competitive field across the country.
Postgraduate students awarded global internships
Two RMIT postgraduate students are spending three months based at the University’s European hub in Barcelona after being awarded global internships each valued at $15,000.
How to carve your own path in fashion: Q&A with Sonia Bhullar and Aleasha McCallion
Graduates Sonia Bhullar and Aleasha McCallion discuss RMIT's Master of Fashion (Entrepreneurship), a two-year masters by coursework that combines fashion practice with the principles of business.
Exchange students living the life
Exchange students new to RMIT tell us the best and most surprising things about studying in a foreign country, getting to grips with a new language, and sinking into Melbourne student life.
Victoria invests in social service change
The Victorian Government is investing in the future of social services, with new funding to support a leading research and teaching institute at RMIT University.
Accreditation puts MBA (Executive) among global best
The MBA (Executive) at RMIT has been awarded EPAS accreditation, a prestigious global endorsement awarded to only three other MBA programs in Australia.
Book explores television and social transformation in Asia
Indian Yoga gurus, tele-astrologists, Chinese dating and Taiwanese feng shui home-makeovers featured in a new book.
Innovation and creativity key to Boeing’s success
Michael Edwards, General Manager, Boeing Research and Technology – Australia, was guest speaker at a recent RMIT Entrepreneur in Conversation event.
RMIT shapes UN's New Urban Agenda with MOOC
RMIT has launched a first-of-its-kind Ethical Cities massive open online course (MOOC) at the UN global cities summit, to educate people around the world in ethical concepts and practice for cities.
Five reasons why hiring an intern will transform your business
Mistakenly, interns are sometimes considered simply to be a cost-efficient option to get extra hands on board to assist with daily tasks.
Top 3 reasons to study the Graduate Diploma in Careers Education and Development
Stay ahead of the pack in the rapidly changing world of employment and careers with a graduate qualification.
RMIT designs technology to ensure structural integrity in construction
Researchers from RMIT's Rheology and Materials Characterisation Laboratory have collaborated with Unipod to improve quality standards in the building industry.
NEIF funding helps passionate nutritionist kick start business
Cinzia Cozzolino, owner of Nutrition Darling, explains how an interest-free loan from RMIT's New Enterprise Investment Fund allowed her to transform her business.
Meet John Thangarajah: artificial intelligence expert
Associate Professor John Thangarajah is a self-confessed technophile who’s looking forward to a world where artificial intelligence can improve our daily lives.
Media successes celebrated
Online gaming research and commentary on terrorism and US politics have proven to be winners at RMIT’s annual Media Star of the Year awards.
REW Director wins English Australia leadership award
RMIT English Worldwide (REW) Director, Lynda Beagle, has won English Australia’s annual Award for Academic Leadership.
Life-changing placements in the Territory
Social work students are working with remote Aboriginal communities as part of an innovative placement program with Northern Territory service providers.
Tell me about: Data Science
The ability to make sense of data is crucial for any business hoping to succeed in today’s digital environment.
Meet Glen Donnar: gender and popular culture expert
Dr Glen Donnar’s recent research focuses on overeating celebrities— through the South Korean new media phenomenon of "mukbang" and American "dude food TV".
Female entrepreneurs and agtech innovators get a boost from LaunchVIC
RMIT projects aimed at giving entrepreneurs leadership training and innovation coaching have received funding from the first round of the State Government’s LaunchVIC program.
RMIT and Dental Health Services Victoria students graduate
Students return to study after 35 years, graduate from Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Leadership and Mentoring).
Are complex networks and systems more stable than simpler ones?
A large complex system or network that sustains multiple life forms – such as the Great Barrier Reef – would seem to be more likely to be stable to disturbances than a simple one.
Soul style: Toni Maticevski
Works by designer Toni Maticevski are wowing visitors to Bendigo Art Gallery in regional Victoria.
Chinese medicine students head to China
RMIT’s Chinese medicine students get to grips with one of the world’s most ancient and respected therapies when they spend a semester at a busy hospital in Nanjing, China.
Novel nanomaterial controls the race for the surface
An RMIT researcher and his collaborators have developed a novel nanosurface to be used in medical devices and implants that will prevent contamination with deadly bacteria.
How Project Management can future-proof your career
In the 1980s, when a computer was the size of an office and lattes had not been invented, there were few opportunities for formal project management education.
What I learnt about education on a teaching placement in the Kimberley
Bonnie Anderson’s placement at a school in the Kimberley region was a valuable learning experience for everyone involved.
What I learnt working on construction in India
Cassanda was one of 10 RMIT student volunteers who travelled to India to build a female dormitory at a rural Bangalore school.
RMIT/ Bakehouse Studios partnership wins national ACEN Award
A project that gives students the chance to collaborate with each other and work with industry mentors has won a national award.
Knickers in a knot over fashion and fair trade
RMIT Fashion students have collaborated with Australian brand Etiko to create stylish eco-friendly designs for a new range of fair trade underwear.
Top 5 reasons to do your VCE at RMIT
Studying your VCE is an exciting and important time in your life, no matter your age. At RMIT, you can complete your VCE in an environment set up to help you thrive.
Chasing the sun for children’s charities
Bachelor of Education student Marc Simpkins will embark on a cross-continent run of almost 4000km in November to raise money for children’s charities.
From RMIT to Google: Hugh Williams on careers in computer science
Hugh Williams, Vice-President, Google Maps, talks about industry trends and career opportunities in computer science.
Poets to take part in collaborative poetry writing exchange
An increased cultural understanding of Australia and Korea is anticipated through the medium of poetry, an art form that sweeps away cultural and linguistic barriers.
Journalism student wins internship at radio station RSN
An up-and-coming young sports reporter Thomas Price has been awarded the second annual Steve Cairns Internship at the Racing and Sports Network.
Researchers help Tasmania plan for natural disasters
RMIT researchers have helped assess the risks of natural disasters – bushfire, floods and severe storms – in Tasmania.
New approach to address increasing rates of homelessness
A new partnership between Yarra Community Housing and RMIT will combine academic research and street smarts to improve the lives of the more than 650,000 Australians facing housing issues.
Journalism students to work in Japan
The Australian Japan Foundation has awarded two travel scholarships to Journalism students to intern at The Japan Times in 2017.
Communication internships strengthen ties between RMIT and Pacific neighbours
A partnership with the University of the South Pacific is giving postgraduate students valuable work experience while strengthening ties within the Pacific region.
Six RMIT academics helping lead national research
RMIT academics are involved in three projects that have won funding from the Australian Research Council as part of a $283 million investment in innovation.
Games students excel in international challenge
RMIT student teams win prizes in the 2016 International Game Concept Challenge (IGCC).
Students set to succeed with RMIT’s Entrepreneur in residence
A new work integrated learning initiative will see students placed in start-ups and participating in a workshop on creative thinking for the media industries.
How can a career in HR management broaden your horizons?
In the internet age, businesses large and small can operate over several continents – giving human resource professionals new opportunities to build truly global careers.
How I juggled full-time work and study to forge my library career
Master of Information Management graduate Leonee Derr talks about managing work and study, her love of libraries and her passion for working with young people.
Top three tips for balancing work, life and studying law
A career turn-around saw Tyson Brown, 37, swap a job in management for one in the legal industry. The Juris Doctor graduate shares his student journey.
Four reasons to choose a career in supply chain and logistics
Why choose a supply chain and logistics management career? In an era of globalising trade and commerce, knowing how to get freight moving across country and around the world is king.
Thinking of a career switch to law? Here’s what you need to know
Former Victorian Attorney-General and Deputy Premier, RMIT Adjunct Professor Rob Hulls, reveals his top tips for making a career change to law.
Top three reasons to study the MBA (Executive)
Why should executives take the leap into postgraduate studies? Dr Paul Gibson, a Senior Lecturer within RMIT’s MBA (Executive), shares his insights on the career benefits.
RMIT launches brand-new destination for start-ups
RMIT Activator is an initiative that helps current students, staff and researchers grow successful start-up ventures.
Victorian Training Awards win
RMIT won the Industry Collaboration Award in partnership with Metricon and the Master Builders Association at the 2016 Victorian Training Awards.
How design innovation drives global advances: Q&A with Ruby Chan
Australian designer and innovator Ruby Chan reveals how critical thinking, a designer’s mind and some fresh perspective can lead to innovative ideas with broad applications.
Academics lauded in national teaching awards
Three RMIT academics have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to student learning in Australian Government awards.
RMIT textile designer named Australian Graduate of the Year
Michelle de Castro has been named Australian Graduate of the Year by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) for her innovative and experimental work in textile design.
Crisis proofing to keep companies in the black
How can companies avoid lurching from one public relations disaster to the next?
Liveable Melbourne: Is it really?
Melbourne has been named the world’s most liveable city again, but is it really? Environment and planning professor Michael Buxton explains why Melbourne is at risk of losing its liveable status.
What your first year as a teacher is really like (and how RMIT prepares you)
It’s been branded all across the news: ‘teacher education degrees are inadequate’. But at RMIT, we're different.
Support for Indigenous entrepreneurs
Artist Glenda Nicholls is one of the first entrepreneurs to reap the rewards of RMIT University’s new Indigenous Business Creation Scholarships.
Secondary students show their SmArts at RMIT
Students from Hume Central Secondary College and Wyndham Central College demonstrated their creative and collaborative skills during the three-day SmArts program at RMIT.
Four ways international development has made the world a better place
Most people would agree the world is facing big challenges and problems related to climate change, refugees, global poverty, international security and terrorism.
Rio triple treat
RMIT students and alumni have taken out medals of every colour at the Rio Paralympic Games.
A promising playful future for smart cities
The use of technology across many aspects of our daily lives is often coupled with discussions around the loss of human connections.
The spice of life: cinnamon cools your stomach
Adding cinnamon to your diet can cool your body by up to two degrees, according to new RMIT research.
Five ways junk food changes your brain
We know junk is bad for us, but we eat it anyway. RMIT neuroscientist Dr Amy Reichelt explains why junk foods are refined to hit you right in the sweet spot – your brain.
Record breaking funding for Australian women in film
RMIT staff and graduates are amongst the recipients of Screen Australia’s historic Gender Matters funding.
A week in the life of a Business student
Current student and Business Student Association (BSA) President, Caitlin Farrelly, describes a typical week studying at RMIT.
Alliance formed to address gendered violence and abuse
A new alliance has been formed to apply research to policy, prevention and practice in the area of domestic violence and sexual assault.
RMIT students use semester break to create web series
Instead of relaxing and binge watching TV, three Creative writing students converted their mid-semester holiday period into a productive and successful shooting block for their show.
New ghost imaging technique could make x-rays safer
An RMIT-led research team is exploring the use of ghost imaging, which combines information collected from two light detectors, to minimise health hazards in the x-ray regime.
Collaborative news room project publishes dynamic daily paper
During the 2016 Emerging Writers’ Festival in Melbourne, a cross-disciplinary team of RMIT writers, editors and designers collaborated to produce nine issues of a dynamic daily newspaper.
Health service workers upskill to meet growing demand
A group of 31 Northern Territory local health service workers graduated this week from an RMIT program aimed at helping them meet increasing demand for alcohol and other drugs treatment.
Tell me about ... the Master of Justice and Criminology
Program Manager Russell Solomon discusses how RMIT is providing students with the vital skills they need as professionals to improve the justice system, locally and nationally.
Fashion bliss for Forever New Scholarship recipient
Fashion Design Honours student Victoria Bliss will launch her fashion career in style after being awarded the Forever New Scholarship.
A full cup of fair
Master of International Development student Melanie Lazelle explores what fair trade really means and whom it benefits.
Top 5 tips for getting your first film made
How do you break into the film industry? It might seem difficult, but Girish Makwana is living proof that it’s not impossible – though it requires persistence and a willingness to collaborate.
Planning may cut ‘late evacuation’ bushfire death toll
Better forward planning techniques could have dramatically cut the death toll during Victoria’s Black Saturday bushfires in 2009, according to new RMIT research.
The Design Turn: Searching for public value in policy
Dr Sharon Andrews discusses how policymakers are looking to design to innovate policy development and adequately address social issues.
Researchers light up festival
RMIT researchers wowed crowds with lasers and light at a Melbourne festival with a difference.
How to get started in the publishing industry
RMIT lecturer and publisher Tracy O’Shaughnessy opens the door to the publishing house, offering insider knowledge on how to launch your career in the publishing industry.
Property student awarded priceless industry experience
RMIT property and valuation student Melissa Gardner spent a year receiving hands-on work experience as part of an industry supported scholarship worth $10,000.
Tell me about the Master of Communication Design
RMIT's Master of Communication Design is delivered by a team of leading design academics and award-winning visiting practitioners. Program Manager Brad Haylock talks about the program.
Indigenous academics celebrate Pacific first
RMIT has co-hosted the first annual conference of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association ever held in the Pacific.
Journalism student of the year knows how to stand out in a competitive field
The 2016 winner of the Walkley student of the year award says he chose Journalism because he gets to write stories that make a real difference to society.
European funding to support new food innovation program
An EU-based consortium, of which RMIT University is a strategic partner, has been awarded funding from Erasmus+, a European framework program for education, training, youth and sport.
Images of rebellion
RMIT Gallery’s exhibition Radical Actions showcases work by contemporary Irish artists to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland.
Meet Toh Yen Pang: expert in computer aided design and engineering
Dr Toh Yen Pan uses computer technology to solve biomechanical problems such as injury prevention and sports equipment performance. His expertise is inspiring the next generation of engineers.
Take your study global with New Colombo Plan funding
More than 200 RMIT students will get to experience life-changing overseas study and internships thanks to funding from the Federal Government’s New Colombo Plan.
How studying marketing prepared me to lead a digital start-up
From marketing student to CEO of a successful digital start-up, RMIT graduate Anthony Svirskis shares his career journey.
RMIT students aim for gold
Two RMIT students will be going all out for medal glory in the pool at the Rio Paralympics.
RMIT rises in global rankings
The quality of RMIT’s research and education has been recognised, with the University rising in two major global ranking systems.
Tech issues cause most drone accidents: research
World-first research has found technical problems rather than operator errors are behind the majority of drone accidents, leading to a call for further safeguards for the industry.
Industry engagement expert joins RMIT Europe
Experienced academia and industry engagement senior practitioner Boaz Kogon has been appointed Innovation and Engagement Associate at RMIT Europe.
Eureka! Researcher wins top national award
RMIT researcher, Associate Professor Sharath Sriram, has won the prestigious 2016 3M Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science.
Over-the-counter laser pointers a threat to eyesight
Laser pointers bought legally for less than $30 are a threat to eyesight – with one pointer found to be 127 times over the legal limit.
NEIS participant receives national award for successful small business
RMIT University graduate Will Hunt has received the NEIS-Change Award in recognition of his business success and the positive impact it has had on his life.
RMIT welcomes writer, editor and publisher Sophie Cunningham as Adjunct Professor
With an unusually broad range of expertise as a writer of journalism, fiction, nonfiction and film scripts, Sophie Cunningham will bring industry knowledge to RMIT writing programs and research.
Winning recipe brings new life to an Aussie favourite
RMIT Food Science students have re-invented one of Australia’s favourite recipes and it’s already winning over discerning tastebuds here and overseas.
RMIT students to travel to India for literary study tour
Eighteen RMIT students have been selected to travel to India for the Cross Cultural Perspectives in Literary Event Management study tour, including placement at the Jaipur Literature Festival.
Researcher uses mathematical modelling to predict premature childbirth
An RMIT researcher has been collaborating with the Mothers and Babies Research Centre to develop mathematical modelling to predict premature childbirth.
NGV collection inspires alumnus
It’s a rainy Friday morning in Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria on St Kilda Road is buzzing with groups of school students and others taking in a bit of culture.
Australian APEC Study Centre continues to support women in research
Ten researchers from across the Asia-Pacific will undertake a research project with an Australian university as part of the 2016 "Australia-APEC Women in Research Fellowship" program.
Fellowship win boosts research into obesity and brain functioning
RMIT researcher Sarah Spencer has won the inaugural Club Melbourne Fellowship in a boost for her work around ageing-associated brain inflammation.
One-stop shop to boost food processing industry
A new Food Research and Innovation Centre at RMIT’s Bundoora campus will boost Victoria’s contribution to the expanding food processing industry.
RMIT hosts global textile material experts
The current state of play and potential future advances in the field of textile materials were discussed and debated at the TBIS-APCC conference at RMIT’s Brunswick campus in July.
International spotlight on Vietnam’s fashion industry
Vietnam’s fashion industry was in the spotlight at a major industry event that attracted local and international fashion experts to RMIT Vietnam.
Breezing her way to Paralympics success
With a hair’s breadth the difference between gold and silver, aerodynamic testing at RMIT could be the winning edge for Paralympic track cyclist and RMIT alumnus Jess Gallagher.
How urban planners are creating cities for the future
Well-planned cities can encourage people to spend more time outside, commute more sustainably and connect with their communities. Good planning is central to making cities liveable and sustainable.
RMIT wears it purple
RMIT will be wearing purple this week to support staff and students of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities.
Fresh RMIT fashion faces to hit the MSFW runway
As the city emerges from a winter slumber, Melbourne’s fashion scene is set to heat up when RMIT’s bright young fashion designers present their graduate collections at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week.
Winter Blast of art comes to City campus
A fresh blast of public art comes to RMIT University this week, with the launch of the inaugural Winter Blast festival.
Researchers ride new sound wave to health discovery
A new class of sound wave created by acoustics experts at RMIT – the first in more than half a century – could help drive a revolution in stem cell therapy.
Tell me about studying project management at RMIT
Project managers are the powerhouses that drive a project from its conception through to its completion. They aren’t limited to the construction industry either – they are required across all fields.
RMIT and Indonesian universities work together on teacher training
RMIT education academics will be working with two Indonesian universities to improve the outcomes of student teachers’ school placements.
Microbeads contaminate fish with toxic chemicals: study
As pressure mounts for a global ban on the use of microbeads in cosmetic products, researchers have for the first time shown they directly contaminate fish with toxic chemicals.
What you need to know about studying property at RMIT
Did you know that RMIT’s property programs are not about buying or selling real estate? If you thought otherwise, it’s time to think again.
Interpreting students awarded scholarships
An impressive 98 RMIT interpreting students have been honoured with scholarships to help meet the demand for trained interpreters in Victoria.
RMIT graduate's debut feature film to world premiere in Melbourne
A cross-cultural love story inspired by true events and directed by an alumnus of RMIT's Master of Creative Media will have its world premiere in Melbourne this week.
RMIT Vietnam launches digital education centre
A new Centre of Digital Excellence at RMIT Vietnam has been launched by Victoria’s Minister for Training and Skills, Steven Herbert.
Where to find A Girl’s Place in Melbourne – the art of perception
RMIT creative work challenges perspectives where women continue to restrict their own movement through public space due to perceptions of safety.
RMIT-led architecture practice wins 2016 NGV Architecture Commission
M@ STUDIO Architects, an architectural practice led by RMIT staff, will reinvent one of Melbourne’s great civic spaces with a dramatic and thought-provoking structure.
Meet Amanda Berry: Inspiring young scientists through science teaching
Professor Amanda Berry reflects on how her passion for science evolved into a rewarding career in science teaching.
How environmental management is paving the way for a sustainable future
Sustainable Futures: Exploring the ways environmental management professionals develop and implement environmental strategy and action plans to secure the environment for the future.
Online gaming can boost school scores
Teenagers who regularly play online video games tend to improve their school results, according to new research from RMIT.
Unique Indigenous garden brings city’s seven seasons to life
A unique Indigenous landscape and urban design space that illustrates the Kulin Nations’ seven seasons has brought extra colour and life to the heart of RMIT’s City campus.
RMIT graduate wins gold in Rio
RMIT graduate and champion shooter Catherine Skinner is on top of the world after winning gold at the Rio Olympics.
Towards the T-1000: Liquid metals propel future electronics
Science fiction is inching closer to reality with the development of revolutionary self-propelling liquid metals – a critical step towards future elastic electronics.
Design for the luxury sector studio
RMIT students presented their design concepts to staff at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne to gain real life experience in design.
Expert helps make the most out of life-saving mobile app
RMIT social marketing expert Dr Sandy Fitzgerald is helping overhaul a mobile phone app designed to educate women about the symptoms of potentially deadly ovarian cancer.
The future metropolis will be Occupied
What will life in the era of the metropolis look like?
How sustainable buildings are shaping cities for the future
RMIT Master of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building expert Associate Professor Usha Iyer-Raniga takes us through how the built environment is helping to secure a sustainable future.
How presidential doctrines have been used to shape US foreign policy
A new book by RMIT researchers examines how policy makers adapted key presidential doctrines from Washington to Obama to new eras and circumstances in pursuing the national interest.
Meet Elizabeth Kath: Latin America expert
All eyes will be on Rio when Brazil hosts the Olympics this month but RMIT’s Dr Elizabeth Kath is ahead of the game, with a new book exploring Australia’s relationship with Latin America.
Time to Cosplay: Japanese cosplay expert shares skills at RMIT
RMIT School of Fashion and Textiles will host renowned Japanese designer Goldy Takahiro Sakai when he brings a taste of Japanese pop culture to Melbourne with a lecture and workshop on making cosplay.
RMIT researchers make leap in measuring quantum states
A breakthrough into the full characterisation of quantum states has been published as a prestigious Editors’ Suggestion in the journal Physical Review Letters.
Experienced practitioners set to deepen engagement with industry
Five industry fellows have been appointed to the School of Media and Communication from a range of disciplinary and professional domains.
10 things entrepreneurs can get out of an online business course
Brett Stavenuiter, Manager of Business Enterprise at RMIT University shares his top 10 reasons why business education contributes to business success.
Brain scientist aims for Club Melbourne Fellowship
RMIT's Associate Professor Sarah Spencer has been named one of eight finalists in the inaugural Club Melbourne Fellowship for leading mid-career researchers.
New book explores rise of green spirited citizenship
A new book edited and authored by RMIT urban experts examines the rise of the “sustainability citizens” movement and how it’s inspiring a new perception of citizenship for the better.
Australia-India collaboration to reduce global water scarcity
RMIT is leading an Australia-India collaboration to address water scarcity and identify ways to reduce the impact by implementing sustainable integrated water management practices.
Researchers refine method for detecting quantum entanglement
RMIT quantum computing researchers have developed and demonstrated a method capable of efficiently detecting high-dimensional entanglement.
New Financial Planning and Accounting double degree is all about the future
Wealth management and advice is set to become an increasingly sought-after skill in the future. It calls for professionals with a combined expertise in accounting and financial planning.
VIEWS visitors explore RMIT and the city of Melbourne
RMIT hosted 21 Indigenous students from around the country during NAIDOC week as part of the 2016 Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School (VIEWS).
Student tech innovations celebrated at industry project awards
Robotics, cloud services, virtual reality, and a host of apps were among the tech innovations created by RMIT computer science and IT students during the Industry Summer Project program.
RMIT researchers to work on rail and cities project
RMIT has hosted the launch of a plan for eight new “smart” cities between Melbourne and Sydney, to be linked by high-speed rail.
Tiny gemstones used as enablers to advance imaging at the nanoscale
A new study has found minuscule diamonds and rubies could be the nanomaterials of choice for researchers aiming to explore cellular and molecular processes inside the living body.
Virtual world brings context to the classroom
RMIT University statistics experts are providing junior secondary students across Australia with an innovative statistical investigation experience.
RMIT athletes crowned back-to-back Southern Uni champions
The RMIT Redbacks have been crowned Champions of the South for the second year running at the Southern University Games.
Innovative tools for brain injury on show at Barcelona Design Week
RMIT was in the spotlight at this year's Barcelona Design Week with its showcase of innovative and creative tools to help people with acquired brain injury.
Blackmores partners with RMIT
A recently launched partnership between RMIT University and Blackmores is set to provide opportunities for collaboration in the field of health.
New form of silicon holds key to next generation electronics
An RMIT collaboration with Japan has led to the discovery of a new form of science's latest wonder material, silicine, for use in a versatile array of applications in the manufacturing industry.
Information retrieval project refining the way we search
A team of information retrieval experts from RMIT is developing new techniques to improve online text searching.
RMIT hosts the first Ethical Cities Event Series in Barcelona
RMIT is setting the agenda on what it means to live in environmentally, socially and culturally sustainable cities through a series of workshops, symposiums, talks and forums in Barcelona
RMIT technology opens up avenues for optical computing applications
RMIT researchers have developed a device that allows the future development of an ultrafast information processing platform for large scale optical computing.
Mongolian Lens 1 exhibition raises awareness of social issues
Mongolia’s rapid social change is being captured through the lenses of its first generation of indigenous documentary photographers.
RMIT and UCSI University to collaborate
RMIT has signed a memorandum of understanding with UCSI – one of Malaysia’s leading higher education institutions.
Top ICT students head to China to explore innovation trends
RMIT information technology students Pauline Jungco and Jack Bryant are heading to China today as part of Huawei Australia’s Seeds for the Future program.
Aviation website lands win for RMIT's Neeshma Sadanandhan
An RMIT interactive media student’s website design layout is set to go live online, after winning a state-wide competition.
Summit looks at future health of our screen industries
The education of the next generation of screen industry professionals is one of the topics for the discussion at the Screen Futures Summit and Youth Festival, co-hosted by RMIT.
RMIT and Creative Victoria combine to showcase design talent
RMIT and Creative Victoria are working together to showcase some of the state’s best design talent through a new video series.
Major work on Metro Tunnel to begin next year
John Holland has been awarded the first major Metro Tunnel contract.
RMIT researcher wins National Indigenous Arts Award
RMIT PhD candidate Vicki Couzens has been awarded an Australia Council Fellowship at the 9th National Indigenous Arts awards presentation during Reconciliation Week 2016.
Students help bring diverse culture together
Most people probably think not much happens at a cemetery. But RMIT students discovered how much goes on behind the scenes at some of Melbourne’s quietest places.
State-of-the-art, smart student housing officially opened at Bundoora
More student life has come to RMIT’s Bundoora campus with the official opening of Walert House student accommodation.
RMIT to host social service institute
RMIT is hosting a new research and teaching institute that puts Victoria in the box seat ahead of significant change in the delivery of social service.
Salt baths boost next-gen batteries
The next generation of rechargeable lithium batteries set to disrupt the electric vehicle industry may soon be here, thanks to the humble salt bath.
Business students shine in Montreal
A team of RMIT postgraduate business students has taken out third place at the International Graduate Competition (IGC) in Montreal.
Students help in the fight against discrimination
RMIT students have worked with the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission to produce a series of videos on current events.
Vietnam-Malaysia agreement enhances engineering education
RMIT Vietnam and the Asian Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU) in Malaysia will work together to enhance education in engineering and technology.
Partnership improves Indigenous health services
RMIT has collaborated with the Wurli Wurlinjang Health Service in Katherine, Northern Territory to develop a case management framework to improve their services and treatment of patients.
Global retailer H&M sources local RMIT fashion talent
An RMIT fashion alumnus has been selected to participate in H&M’s prestigious 2016 International Talent Program, known for launching global careers.
How a study tour to Myanmar changed my perspective
A study tour to Myanmar transformed Zachary Grimes' thinking about his studies in urban planning and environment – and his perspective on the world.
Stunning student game designs funded by Film Victoria
RMIT graduates have gained production investment funding from Film Victoria for their third year capstone games projects.
SPACE scientist wins international Distinguished Young Scientist Award
An RMIT researcher has been recognised by the International Council for Science (ICSU) for his contributions to solar-terrestrial science.
SPACE scientist wins international Distinguished Young Scientist Award
An RMIT researcher has been recognised by the International Council for Science (ICSU) for his contributions to solar-terrestrial science.
Rockefeller Foundation elevates Melbourne’s commitment to resilience
Melbourne’s new resilience project is helping local government frame conversations about resilience beyond emergency management to social and urban vulnerability, according to an RMIT study.
How global megatrends are reshaping the future
Speaking at a recent public lecture on global megatrends, Stefan Hajkowicz, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIRO, discussed the patterns of change reshaping the world’s economy, environment and society.
RMIT hosts another successful Big Day In
RMIT has hosted the annual Big Day In event for students wanting to develop their IT sector careers.
RMIT research influences global nuclear arsenal policies
RMIT examines the tensions between the US nuclear force modernisation and the global non-proliferation regime, and options for keeping disarmament momentum ‘alive’ under challenging conditions.
Media, art and climate change debates collide
A new book by four RMIT academics looks at how artists can provide alternative ways for thinking through the relationship between media and climate change debates in the Asia-Pacific region.
Professor leads way on re-engineering engineering
Embedding change in the way engineering is taught across Australia is a part of the mission of Professor Iouri Belski, who has just won a National Senior Teaching Fellowship.
RMIT launches Reconciliation Action Plan
RMIT celebrated Reconciliation Week by launching its Reconciliation Action Plan and opening a new Indigenous garden on City campus.
Juris Doctor student recognised for outstanding achievement
Juris Doctor student Mathew Mirabella has received an award for outstanding contribution to the law at the inaugural Inspire Awards.
Gillian Triggs to join RMIT
The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, has been appointed as Chairperson of the Juris Doctor Advisory Board at RMIT University.
Grant awarded to assist premier research duo
Two of the world’s leading child support researchers have been awarded a grant to assist their international collaboration.
Writing graduates dominate Miles Franklin shortlist
Three RMIT writing and editing graduates have been shortlisted for Australia's most prestigious literary award, the Miles Franklin.
Launching Business MOOCs
RMIT University will join eight other leading higher education institutions around the world in rolling out massive open online courses (MOOCs) through FutureLearn Programs in 2016.
Four ways to stand out in a creative industry
How can you prepare for your dream job while juggling final-year studies? Graduate Paige De Vanny shares her experiences.
Internships create greater ties between Australia and Korea
Four RMIT journalism students have received travel scholarships to take part in internships in Korea in 2016, thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Australia Korea Foundation (AKF).
Inspiring and engaging the future of our entrepreneurial eco-system
RMIT is growing the eco-system to create a connected series of pathways for students to turn their business dreams into reality.
Mishpatim Seminar delivers inspiration and a global perspective
Judith Latta, current Juris Doctor student, shares some insight into her student journey.
Tell me about: the Master of Professional Accounting (CPA Extension)
RMIT has joined with CPA Australia to offer a postgrad accounting degree with CPA accreditation, designed for people from non-accounting backgrounds looking to gain new skills or switch careers.
Bringing light to India's poor
With more than 400 million people living in India without access to electricity, RMIT alumnus Alexie Seller is making it her mission to turn on the lights.
How brick-makers can help butt out litter
RMIT researchers have shown how fired-clay bricks made with cigarette butts can save energy and help solve a global littering problem.
Advertising students short-listed for Cannes
Three of the four teams of students short-listed for coveted Cannes Future Lions awards are from RMIT’s Advertising program.
Animated heavy metal translates into success
Third year animation students get industry experience with a German music label in the Nuclear Blast 2D animation studio.
Designing for cultural awareness and connectedness
A vertically-integrated studio in communication design is partnering with Wiradjuri Nation citizens to enable non-indigenous students to develop Indigenous cultural awareness and literacies.
Myanmar study tour gives students a local perspective
A multidisciplinary team of 20 RMIT students travelled to Myanmar recently to undertake research in rural and remote communities, as part of a global intensive program.
Playgroups offer vital support for mothers and benefits for community
Community playgroups have significant social and economic benefits not just for children but also for their parents, particularly mothers, according to new research.
Thinking of a career switch to accounting?
Making a move into accounting could see you land in any industry. Accounting program manager Ben Sethia shares his tips on how to switch to a career in accounting.
New certificate offers marketing and communications work experience
Students will have the chance to spend six months working in a simulated advertising agency through a new hands-on marketing and communications course at RMIT.
Tell me about: the Master of Enterprise Architecture
Our Master of Enterprise Architecture is designed for senior ICT professionals aspiring to become technology and business leaders.
From IT to black holes: nano-control of light pioneers new paths
A breakthrough chip for the nano-manipulation of light is paving the way for next gen optical technologies and enabling deeper understanding of black holes.
Opportunities through partnership
Melbourne Metro Rail Authority is set to deliver twin 9km rail tunnels and five underground stations to Melbourne’s rail network, freeing up space in the City Loop, for the benefit of other lines.
Researchers on journey to new discoveries with $2.3m ARC grants
Researchers from RMIT received funding to deliver innovative, impact-associated research from the latest round of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme.