Tree change a major win for Melbourne’s west: study
A major urban greening initiative across six local councils has dramatically reshaped western Melbourne’s tree cover, making the area more liveable and cooler, an RMIT University study has found.
Learning to code leads Leroy from the bush to big time robotics
Building a career as a software developer and robotics expert doesn’t necessarily mean you spent your childhood glued to a computer screen.
Visual Merchandising students get ready to take on the world
Six Diploma of Visual Merchandising students went head-to-head for the opportunity to represent RMIT at the WorldSkills design competition to be held in Sydney next year.
Australia’s liveability report card has too many fails
While Australian cities are often labelled some of the most liveable in the world, this isn’t the daily reality for many residents of our capitals, a new report from RMIT University has found.
RMIT research examines the way culture and politics impact housing design regulations
RMIT PhD candidate Alexandra Gower has recently been in London and Barcelona to study the impact of culture and politics on regulations for high-density housing design.
RMIT partners with University of São Paulo for Brazilian cities
RMIT University and the University of São Paulo have partnered to establish the first regional office of the United Nations Global Compact – Cities Programme, in São Paulo, Brazil.
Chemistry education app a worldwide hit
From Canada to the Caribbean – an RMIT-developed mobile app that tries to make learning the essentials of chemistry fun is hitting the mark with educators around the world.
Meet the future of racing
The RMIT Racing and Electric Racing Teams have unveiled their 2017 vehicles. Find out about Formula SAE and what’s new for the teams this year.
Industry project increases wellbeing of school children
Marketing students are helping Life Education Victoria (and Healthy Harold) increase their relevance among school children and parents.
RMIT designers selected as finalists in Premier's Design Awards
Proving that RMIT is truly a university of design, innovation and technology – staff, students and alumni have been selected as finalists in the 2017 Victorian Premier's Design Awards.
On the frontline of youth mental health
Leche Fromme was working as a mental health carer when she mapped out a pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Social Work - she didn’t let her lack of an ATAR hold her back.
RMIT on global stage for Artificial Intelligence
Over 2000 international delegates descended on RMIT and the Melbourne Convention Centre when the 26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) came to Melbourne in August.
Spotlight on the future of global experiences in higher education
The changing world of work calls for innovation, creativity and flexibility in the way people and projects connect globally.
RMIT connects with Industry 4.0 leaders in Germany
RMIT has strengthened its global connections across Industry 4.0 by collaborating with nine of the largest technical universities in Germany.
Journalism students to work in Japan
The Australia-Japan Foundation has awarded travel scholarships to RMIT University journalism students to intern at The Japan Times in 2018.
RSN927 scholarship for journalism student
An up-and-coming young sports reporter Dylan Carmody has been awarded the second annual Steve Cairns Internship at the Racing and Sports Network.
Top six tips for communicators to cut through the digital noise
In an age of filter bubbles, style influencers and fake politicians, how can professionals use digital media to connect with their communities and have meaningful conversations?
New partnership in health innovation connects Australia and Spain
Innovative therapy to assist with brain injury rehabilitation is extending to Spain as part of a new agreement between RMIT and one of the country’s largest teaching hospitals.
Student mentors making a difference in youth health education
When RMIT students take to the classroom as volunteer mentors for an innovative health education charity, youth and community reap the benefits.
Businesses primed to grow through startup acquisitions
The latest RMIT Activator Enterprise Insights survey – Are startups the M&A strategy of the future? – compares the attitudes and approaches to acquisition by both startups and established businesses.
International artists converge for Experimenta Make Sense
Art, science and technology will collide at RMIT Gallery when Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art opens on 2 October.
Architecture students win against all odds at Designing Resilience in Asia
RMIT Architecture was presented with the Overall Design Excellence Award, claiming the top prize out of nine schools from around the world.
Meet Bronek Kozka: Expert photo-storyteller
Kozka’s images are bursting with tension, characters and complex narratives.
Urban Futures winners tackle the concrete jungle and cyclist road deaths
This year’s Urban Futures Competition entrants didn’t just delve into the CBD – they ventured onto the road, into suburbs and out to regional areas.
Landscape Architecture students engage with remote regional community
RMIT students have worked with the Wilcannia community and the Barkandji people in the development of a new cultural centre in regional New South Wales.
Royal seal of approval
His Royal Highness, The Prince Andrew, Duke of York has toured RMIT’s City campus, meeting students and staff.
Students at the centre of award-winning course designs
Two Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning will be awarded to three RMIT teachers as part of the annual Australian Teaching Awards for University Teaching on 12 October.
Law of the Land: Indigenous artwork hails Sovereignty
A powerful statement of Aboriginal Sovereignty – a 2.4m possum skin cloak forged from cast steel and iron – has been commissioned to provide an enduring spiritual connection to Country at RMIT.
Human gas capsule wins funding to push smart pill to market
RMIT “smart pills” that could beat gut-busting diseases are one of six novel Australian digital health technologies to win funding in the inaugural round of the ANDHealth+ Program.
RMIT success at robotics competition
A team of six RMIT engineering students have won a highly-competitive national robotics competition in Sydney.
Australian and Indian teachers join forces for intercultural education
The Peer Alliance for Productive Professional Experience in Teaching (PAPPET) program sent 20 pre-service teachers to Bengaluru, India.
RMIT Europe moves to Barcelona’s innovation district
RMIT has moved its European operations to the city’s innovation and technology district – a shift that signals the University's strong commitment to the City of Barcelona and its presence in Europe.
Meet Yoko Akama: service design expert
Associate Professor Yoko Akama uses Service Design to build a deeper understanding of local communities in relation to a particular service need.
Juris Doctor students campaign to improve human rights
Five Juris Doctor students have made a robust case for improved human rights protections in Australia.
RMIT welcomes Seb Chan as Adjunct Professor
The ACMI Chief Experience Officer CXO and cultural sector consultant will share his approaches to innovation and technology with staff and students
Student-designed cushions celebrate RMIT
Students from RMIT University are celebrating 2017 in comfort with their designs for new cushions on campus.
Bringing a fresh mindset to mental health
RMIT University’s first Fulbright postdoctoral fellow doesn’t believe in mental illness, despite being diagnosed with one at 14.
Report lifts lid on Catholic Church and child sex abuse
For the first time in Australia, a ground-breaking research study has analysed the systemic reasons why the abuse of children has plagued the Catholic Church worldwide.
How flowers use colour to signal their scent
Some flowers use colour to tell bees about their fragrance and aid the pollination process, according to new international research.
The PR student breaking stereotypes about Indigenous people
Kimberly Lovegrove is paving the way for young Indigenous people like her to find their confidence in university.
Sugar on the brain: using seaweed sugar to heal brain injuries
Australian researchers have successfully harnessed the healing power of seaweed to develop a new technique that can repair damaged brain tissue.
Small focus, big scope for one of science’s biggest challenges
Scientists are discovering the life-changing potential of working at the nanoscale.
Preparing nurses for greater demands in mental health care
As our population grows and the pressures of modern day living increases, there is a growing need for health care workers – particularly for experts in mental health nursing.
Studying cyber security is a safe bet for career progression
Choosing to change career wasn’t a risky decision for Hema Zmirak, as she knew that moving into cyber security is about as safe a bet as the name suggests.
A new recruit for the sustainable energy revolution
Steven Kennedy was working in petroleum engineering when he decided to change tack and focus on clean energy engineering solutions.
Plenty of room at the bottom: how nanotechnology is revolutionising science
The manipulation of matter at the atomic scale, known as nanotechnology, is radically changing industry and society.
New diagnostic tool spots first signs of Parkinson’s disease
Researchers have developed the first tool that can diagnose Parkinson’s disease when there are no physical symptoms, offering hope for more effective treatment of the condition.
Winner reveals secrets behind three minute thesis triumph
Jozica Kutin will represent RMIT University at the national final of the 3 Minute Thesis later this month. Here she tells us why less is more when explaining research.
Students to intern at Jaipur's 'greatest literary show on Earth'
After the successful inaugural participation of RMIT interns at this year's Jaipur Literature Festival, 17 students have been selected to intern there in 2018.
World’s first research centre on social science of blockchain
RMIT has established the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub to take advantage of the global blockchain revolution.
130 years of historic hidden gems
RMIT's 130 year anniversary is the perfect time to discover some of the stunning architecture on campus.
Meet Shane Hulbert: fine art photography expert
Associate Professor Shane Hulbert has a talent for capturing aspects of Australian identity and cultural icons across the globe.
Public street actions: spreading optimism through art
Fifty masked rabbits don't go unnoticed.
High school students get SmArt at RMIT
High school students have spent three days in the city engaging with RMIT’s Urban Animators: Living Laboratory public art program, experiencing the art, culture and construction of Melbourne’s CBD.
NT placements give social work students a look at the bigger picture
Students championed social inclusion and empowered the lives of disadvantaged communities on 70-day placements in the Northern Territory.
Eureka moment for unbreakable 'electronic skin'
RMIT researcher Associate Professor Madhu Bhaskaran has won the prestigious 2017 Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher.
International award for smart pill researcher
One of RMIT University’s top researchers has earned a prestigious international award for his work on the gas-sensing "smart pill".
RMIT entrepreneurs shaping the world through design
Student and alumni entrepreneurs are working with RMIT to showcase a range of jewellery, fashion and craft businesses.
Accolades keep coming for pioneering engineer
Distinguished Professor Mike Xie, Director of RMIT’s Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials, is having an incredible year.
Meet the RMIT designers testing the limits of style at Melbourne Fashion Week
Fashion students will claim their spots as ones to watch with their adventurous and complex designs on MFW’s Student Runway.
Australian hopes riding on RMIT drones
An RMIT team of drones researchers – including undergraduate and postgraduate students – is flying off to France for an international competition.
RMIT #1 for student engagement and belonging
Students are giving RMIT’s focus on the student experience a big thumbs-up, with the University awarded five stars for learner engagement in The Good Universities Guide for the first time.
New study exposes the sacrifices families make to pay energy bills
A new report by the Victorian Council of Social Service and the RMIT Centre for Urban Research shows the struggles and sacrifices Australians on low-incomes are making to stay connected to power.
RMIT talks spring new science into the public sphere
RMIT has launched an annual series of free public lectures demonstrating how research is meeting the challenges of 21st century science.
RMIT makes students’ mental health and wellbeing a core priority
RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and engagement.
Work hard and follow your dreams, says student and elite athlete
Off the back of three consecutive victories at the Southern University Games, RMIT’s sporting stars are now competing on the world stage.
Rainforest field trip collaboratively records ecological change
Students camped, shared meals and studied with the Nyungkalwarra, engaging with country and the knowledge of its Kabanji (teachers).
RMIT proudly supports marriage equality
RMIT University proudly supports marriage equality and believes it’s a basic right that people, regardless of who they choose to love, should be recognised equally by law.
Ground-breaking urban design study earns international award
Research collaborators from the University of Western Australia and RMIT studying the impact of the design of 73 housing developments on residents’ wellbeing have won a prestigious award.
RMIT commended for LGBTI workplace inclusion
RMIT has been awarded Bronze Employer status in the 2017 Australian Workplace Equality Index.
APEC lecture puts spotlight on trade agreements
The Australian APEC Study Centre has hosted its annual lecture delivered by the Hon. Steven Ciobo MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.
Melbourne Innovation Districts launched
Three of Melbourne’s biggest institutions are partnering to create an “urban innovation district” which is set to drive investment in the knowledge economy and shape the city’s future.
Game on for RMIT game researchers after Microsoft office trip
Students from RMIT could soon be gaining insight from one of the world’s largest software developers thanks to a link-up between RMIT researchers and Microsoft.
Australia-India collaboration to deliver new PhD program
RMIT University has formed a strategic alliance with the Indian Academy of Science and Innovation Research (AcSIR) to deliver a ground-breaking joint PhD program.
Diversity reduces community fears: study
People living in more diverse suburbs are less likely to express or experience Islamophobia, according to new RMIT research.
The right chemistry sees RMIT scholar named top teacher
A passion for student learning and future success has seen an RMIT researcher land a major teaching award.
A commitment to caring for young carers
RMIT Marketing graduate Madeleine Buchner, founder and CEO of Little Dreamers, has been recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders award for 2017.
Finding the passion to teach
Education alumna Dheepeka Rathana Kumar wants to make a difference in the lives of the children she teaches.
How to pave over our big butt problem
Soon the footpath you walk on could be full of cigarette butts, instead of being littered with them.
Meet Lukas Becker: finance journalist
Prominent finance journalist and alumnus Lukas Becker spoke to us about how he found his niche in journalism, and his fondest memory of RMIT.
Students design global logistics strategy
RMIT students have been operating as strategic consultants to logistics company CombiLift as the Irish organisation looks to expand their business into Australia.
Simple formula provides clear view of a new future
New study from RMIT University PhD student unlocks the incredible potential of bulk metallic glass.
RMIT alumni in MIFF’s starring roles
Behind the scenes of the 56th Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) are three women who started out at RMIT.
Why it’s not too late to follow your dreams
Teaching student Daniel Henderson isn’t what you imagine your average university student to look like.
Deadly Day of Science: RMIT says 'Wominjeka' to future science stars
RMIT is opening its doors to up-and-coming Indigenous scientists as part of National Science Week.
Respect. Now. Always.
RMIT proudly supports the Respect. Now. Always. campaign because everyone deserves to feel safe and respected.
Melbourne’s ageing infrastructure and the population boom
Melbourne is the fastest growing city in Australia and its population is set to more than double over the next 25 years. So what does this mean for our ageing infrastructure?
More Australians online but our digital divide deepens
New research from RMIT University shows that online participation is rising across Australia, but there are still significant gaps between the digitally included and excluded.
130 years of incredible stories
A milestone birthday is always a great time for reflection and storytelling. And RMIT's 130th birthday is no exception.
RMIT researcher in line for Eureka moment
Associate Professor Madhu Bhaskaran is a finalist in the prestigious 2017 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes for her work on unbreakable, stretchable and wearable electronics.
Design students balance the commercial with creative in luxury packaging
Third and second-year communication designers learnt an important industry lesson by working with Melbourne perfumery Peony.
RMIT architects aim to change the face of the Italian coast
Architecture and Landscape Architecture students teamed up with their Milan counterparts to change Imperia’s empty landscapes into a thriving city.
RMIT awarded funding for nanotechnology research in Europe
RMIT is part of a multi-institution consortium awarded a prestigious European Union Horizon 2020 (H2020) research and innovation grant worth €2M and focused on nanotechnology development.
Open house at RMIT’s flagship buildings
RMIT University’s newest buildings will throw open their doors on Saturday 29 July, as part of Open House Melbourne.
RMIT architects excel at the Victorian Architecture Awards
The excellence and innovation of RMIT staff and graduates was recognised across key categories at this year’s Victorian Architecture Awards.
Beyond Fast Fashion: Imagining a future without fashion waste
Fashion is enticing, playful, consumable and therefore lucrative. As an industry it has a darker reputation that lurks behind the cheap clothes and sale signs luring in customers.
Cultivation of a food sharing culture in Barcelona
RMIT and Trinity College Dublin researcher Dr Ferne Edwards has spent the past few months harvesting food, distributing organic goods and joining strangers around communal dinner tables.
European forum examines the future of drones in design and construction
Drones and the digital transformation of the built environment were in focus at a recent forum for industry and researchers at RMIT's European hub in Barcelona.
Five tips from inspiring alumni
Wish you had someone to shine a light on all your need to know as a postgraduate student? RMIT alumni Mark Buzza and David Mejia-Canales are here to help.
RMIT commits to restorative justice for survivors of sexual assault
RMIT will become one of the first universities in Australia to commit to a process of restorative justice as part of a suite of responses in relation to sexual harassment and assault.
Don’t miss ‘RMIT Alive’ streaming, 7pm, Tuesday 25 July
Acclaimed producer-director Sue Maslin, firebrand animator Mel Roach and the Astor Theatre’s Zak Hepburn will explore how to succeed in the global creative business, in the pilot of RMIT Alive.
Urban futures specialist joins RMIT Europe
RMIT's European hub has welcomed Gareth Macnaughton, a European innovation and research manager, to its urban futures innovation program.
New research points to treatment breakthrough for viruses
RMIT scientists in Melbourne have led an international collaboration that potentially unlocks better treatment of viral diseases, including the flu and common cold.
RMIT crafts a clean sweep at Victorian Craft Awards
Students, staff and alumni artists from RMIT have taken all major honours at this year’s awards.
Advertising students recognised in international competitions
A browser extension to combat fake news and a film challenging the stigma of autism captured the attention of judges of D&AD New Blood and Cannes Future Lions.
RMIT professor enlisted for case-based Bloomsbury fashion resource
Professor Michael Beverland has been appointed subject editor of the online resource designed to benefit fashion educators around the world.
Career change pays off for John
Making a career change involves a lot of soul searching and decisions. RMIT student John Francia knows this all too well.
A passion for Reconciliation
Working as part of RMIT’s Reconciliation Action Plan Committee is not just a job for RMIT staff involved – it’s also a passion.
Seeing the coloured light: bee brains open way for better cameras
Research into the way that honeybees see colour could pave the way for more accurate cameras in phones, drones and robots.
A big win for unbreakable devices and 'electronic' skin
The development of stretchable oxide electronics has seen an RMIT University engineer named one of Australia’s top innovators. The breakthrough could also help beat skin cancer.
Rebooting Indigenous language for the 21st century
Imagine one of the oldest languages on the planet – the Yawuru language of the Aboriginal Yawuru people from the Broome region in Western Australia.
From refugee to researcher to STEM superstar
She arrived in Australia as an asylum-seeker from the Vietnam War with no English-speaking skills and nothing but the clothes on her back.
Arts spending returns big bucks
In ground-breaking research which measures the real value of arts spending by the City of Melbourne, RMIT academics have quantified the economic and social impact of the Council’s arts investment.
RMIT inspires Bangkok city planners tackling livability issues
RMIT has hosted delegates from Bangkok Metropolitan Government, with the University’s urban experts helping guide innovative solutions for livability challenges facing the Thai capital.
VicHyper revolutionary prototype wins another award
RMIT’s VicHyper team has won the 2017 iAward in the Undergraduate Tertiary Students category for its revolutionary Hyperloop pod prototype.
Top three tips for becoming a professional artist
Taking the leap from student to professional comes with a unique set of challenges. This can be particularly hard in creative industries, where often you have to go it alone.
An allowance of exploration: scholarship opens doors at home and abroad
For as long as Dylan Findlay can remember, architecture has been his passion.
RMIT celebrates Queen's Birthday honours
BHP chairman Jacques Nasser, Wing Commander Leona Down and President of the Australian Institute of Architects Karl Fender were among the alumni recognised in 2017’s Queen’s Birthday honours.
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 have 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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.