Drones can now flap wings, ride wind currents like birds
The next generation of unmanned drones will act more like birds than machines, thanks to new research.
Urban greening installation improves wellbeing
A new installation featuring native plants and a wildlife soundscape is on display at RMIT, exploring the relationship between urban greening and wellbeing.
History blooms with commemorative artwork
A wreath of wearable enamel brooches is on display at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance in a creative tribute to the stories of the first world war.
Transport yourself behind the scenes of undercover ticket inspectors
Three RMIT students have created an online comedy video series, poking fun at Melbourne’s public transport network.
How can we make Victoria more walkable and bike-friendly?
The benefits of cycling and walking are many and well-known. Here, our experts provide their insights on how to get Victorians moving.
The new game that earns you a micro-credential
RMIT’S School of Accounting has teamed up with industry and the accounting profession to build a “serious game” where users will earn a micro-credential upon completion.
New alliance to drive innovation in aged care
RMIT University has joined innovAGEING to create a knowledge alliance that will link research with product and service development in the aged care industry.
Fact check: Have the asylum seekers on Nauru not proven themselves to be genuine refugees?
One Nation Leader Pauline Hanson says that the asylum seekers than are on Nauru have not proven themselves to be genuine refugees to warrant them coming to Australia.
How can we make Victoria more liveable?
Melbourne’s growing population is as topical as ever. Here, our experts provide their insights on the critical challenges that affect the liveability of Victorians.
Fact check: Have wages outstripped inflation over the past decade and grown steadily?
The claim: The Federal Government is keen to make economic management a central issue in the election campaign, highlighting solid growth and falling unemployment.
The future for social service
The fastest-growing sector in Australia is also the least likely to be taken over by robots according to the Victorian Council of Social Service.
Nine things to make Melbourne even better
As the countdown to the Victorian election intensifies, our experts share their views on what could make Melbourne even better.
Tech breakthrough to allow 100-times-faster internet
Groundbreaking new technology allows super-fast internet by harnessing twisted light beams to carry more data and process it faster.
RMIT researchers win prestigious 2018 Victoria Fellowship
RMIT researchers Sumeet Walia and Flora Salim have been awarded Victoria Fellowships for their outstanding work in nanotechnology and data science respectively.
Computers use social media data to predict crime
Algorithms can now predict the time and place of various crimes by analysing location-based data from social media users.
Japan beckons for scholarship recipients
The opportunity to intern at one of the world’s most prestigious news outlets is set to become a reality for two journalism students in 2019.
Grey matters: why your brain needs sleep
Ahead of this week’s Sleep and Brain Health Symposium, Dr Melinda Jackson from RMIT’s School of Health and Biomedical Sciences shares the ugly truth about quality sleep and a healthy brain.
Better GPS opens new opportunities for industry
Leading geospatial scientists say Australian industries are yet to fully tap the potential of rapidly improving Global Positioning System (GPS) technology.
The value of esports: a partnership between Essendon Football Club and RMIT
The rapidly growing esports industry is set to be the subject of a new study, providing a unique insight into the networked media sports industry.
Next generation of engineers showcase their work at EnGenius
A robotic arm controlled by facial expressions, a solar-powered Tuk Tuk set to circumnavigate the globe and 3D printed body implants – welcome to the next generation of engineering.
Students team up with thrash metal legends
An animated music video created by RMIT students for German thrash metal legends Tankard has been released by the music label Nuclear Blast.
New Women's Football Academy to kick off in 2019
A new Women’s Football Academy will create education and development pathways for students and elite athletes and encourage greater participation in women’s football
New centre to help industry make sense of data
A new centre will use cutting edge research to help partner organisations turn data into knowledge.
A winning design
RMIT student Kelly Liang has designed furniture retailer Relaxhouse’s new multipurpose warehouse
RMIT student artwork brings State Library Victoria facade to life
Textile Design student Caro Pattle has transformed the Library’s entrance as part of the RMIT University and State Library joint initiative.
Immune control: Treating brain injury with an on/off switch
Australian researchers have developed groundbreaking technology for controlling the body’s own immune response to brain damage, in an advance that could prove crucial in treating brain injuries.
It just got easier to find your dream job
You can now find your dream job faster thanks to SEEK search engine improvements developed in a major industry collaboration.
Fact check: Is two-thirds of Australia's food production reliant on bee pollination?
Fruit and vegetable magnate Robert Costa says that two-thirds of Australia's food production relies on bee pollination. RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.
Architecture project involving RMIT students wins top honour
RMIT architecture students have worked alongside leading industry professionals to win the 2018 LAGI Biennial Competition amid a strong field of international entrants.
Fact check: Is Australia's population the fastest growing in the developed world?
Australian entrepreneur Dick Smith says that Australia's rate of population growth is the highest in the developed world. RMIT ABC Fact Check finds him to be incorrect.
Innovative RMIT pilot puts student mental health front of mind
What do a ball pit, a message wall and a collection of marbles in a jar have in common? They’re all part of an event designed by RMIT students to improve student mental health.
Higinbotham Lecture discusses need for national human rights charter
The sixth annual Higinbotham Lecture focused on Australia’s need for a charter of human rights and was also a networking opportunity for law students.
The race to build a quantum computer
Tasks that take billions of years done in just minutes. That’s the quantum revolution coming to computing and it’s set to transform our whole society.
New industry collaboration to prepare future engineers in simulation-driven design
RMIT students and staff will get unlimited access to simulation software used by engineers across the world under a first of its kind agreement in Australia with global company Altair Engineering.
Fact check: Will Queensland's proposed abortion laws allow unrestricted access after 22 weeks?
Coalition senator for Queensland Matt Canavan says that the proposed law to decriminalise abortion before the Queensland Parliament would allow unrestricted access after 22 weeks' gestation.
Algorithms, AI and robots: architecture's new frontier
Poised at the intersection of design and technology, architect Alisa Andrasek is using algorithmic design and robotic construction to create sweeping forms and spaces fit for the future.
Thermal imaging improves diabetes related foot ulcer assessment
Thermal imaging can better predict a diabetes related foot ulcer’s size and the healing trajectory than conventional methods, Melbourne-led research has found.
Sans Forgetica: new typeface designed to help students study
A new font released by RMIT could help people remember more of what they read as thousands of students begin to study for exams.
Protecting the innocent
A collaboration between academics, students, lawyers and the Bridge of Hope Foundation is harnessing the power of the innocence movement to investigate claims of wrongful conviction in Australia.
Indigenous sporting health in good hands
A group of Indigenous students have completed a sports training certificate that is set to create a new study pathway with the Fitzroy Stars.
Racing to success in engineering and design
Engineering student James Gourlie is a step closer to realising his dream after securing a 12-month work placement with the Infiniti Engineering Academy and Renault Sport Formula One Team.
New partnership brings Silicon Valley learning to Australia
RMIT has announced an Australia-first partnership with global tech education leader Udacity, which is set to bring Silicon Valley learning on Self-Driving Cars and AI Programming to Australia.
Fact check: Has the gender pay gap shrunk under the Coalition Government's policies?
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says that the gender pay gap has shrunk to a record low under the policies of the Coalition Government
Diagnostic advance: gas-sensing capsule set to hit market by 2022
An electronic capsule that measures gases in the gut to revolutionise the diagnosis of gut disorders could be available within four years, following an agreement between RMIT and Atmo Biosciences.
$1 million grant for disability support training
Victorians wanting to work in the booming NDIS sector will soon have access to newly-funded training courses.
Sun exposure gets personal with wearable UV sensors
Managing vitamin absorption and avoiding sun damage could soon be as simple as slipping on a bracelet thanks to new personalised sensors.
Times Higher Education rankings rise for RMIT
RMIT has risen eight places in the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings released today.
The newsroom rush
A crack publishing team of RMIT’s best writers, editors, photographers, designers and communicators has produced a daily newspaper for the Emerging Writers Festival.
AFL Grand Final 2018: what you really need to know
Here’s everything you need to know about why Collingwood has the bigger mental challenge, why Jimmy Barnes isn’t the right call for game day entertainment and what home ground advantage really means.
Fact check: Are company profits growing five times faster than Australians' wages?
Australia's new Prime Minister and Treasurer have both been keen to trumpet good news about the economy in the wake of recent political turmoil.
Quick and not-so-dirty: a rapid nano-filter for clean water
Researchers have designed a rapid nano-filter that can clean dirty water over 100 times faster than current technology.
Major boost for Indigenous entrepreneurs at RMIT
An Indigenous start-up about start-ups is set to share in $1.37 million worth of state government funding.
Senate Inquiry first step towards addressing hidden financial abuse
RMIT’s Supriya Singh presents to the Senate Inquiry on dowry abuse in Australia, throwing light on the devastating effects of unseen economic abuse and the need to criminalise it.
The pronoun 'they' still divides
Gender diversity is more accepted in society, but using the pronoun ‘they’ still divides.
Will robots eat our jobs?
Delivery drones, hyperloops, virtual reality replacing text books, driverless cars as the norm on our roads, 3D printed homes and space tourism. Welcome to the future.
Barista internship supporting international students and tackling youth homelessness
The RMIT partnership with Coffee Cart Changing Lives continues to go from strength-to-strength as it strives to support youth homelessness by training vulnerable youths to become baristas.
Fact Check: Does Scott Morrison's cabinet have additional female representation?
As the dust settles on a messy leadership spill, allegations of bullying have opened a debate over whether the Liberal Party has a problem with women's representation.
RMIT launches world-first short courses in VR and AI using Amazon Sumerian
RMIT and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have announced a new collaboration that is set to enhance the student experience and transform the education sector.
Fashion forward: RMIT student wins Melbourne Fashion Week award
An RMIT student has won the prestigious student award at Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW) for her Choose Your Own Adventure-inspired project.
The rising star in higher education
RMIT has taken another stride forward, climbing 12 places in the latest global QS Graduate Employability Rankings released today.
Melbourne or Sydney?
This is how our two biggest cities compare for liveability.
Study highlights roundabout risk for older drivers
Newly published research shows why so many older drivers crash at roundabouts and what can be done to improve safety.
How liveable is Melbourne really? New report settles the score
A new report measuring Melbourne’s liveability progress calls for a redistribution of employment across the city to reduce commute times, ease traffic congestion and encourage more physical activity.
Should we sleep twice?
Did we used to have two sleeps rather than one? With a third of the population having trouble sleeping, maybe we should again.
Pushing ‘print’ on large-scale piezoelectric materials
The production of motion sensing devices in mobile phones could become cheaper and more energy-efficient through pioneering work on piezoelectrics by researchers at RMIT.
Game on: journalism students bring finals fever to Channel 31
A group of aspiring sports journalists will cover all the ins and outs of a blockbuster AFL finals series during their live chat show on Melbourne community television station, Channel 31.
Fact check: Did Harold Holt abolish the White Australia policy?
RMIT ABC FactCheck investigates Liberal MP Tim Wilson's claims that former Prime Minister Harold Holt was responsible for abolishing the White Australia policy.
Creating a safe space: RMIT partners with Minus18
75 per cent of LGBTIQ young people in Australia experience homophobic or transphobic abuse and 80 per cent of this abuse occurs at school.
Building a sustainable future
In the latest RMITin3, Hendry Group CEO Emma Hendry provides some insight into the evolving property and construction industry.
Equal Pay Day highlights lowest gender pay gap in two decades
Falling on 31 August, Equal Pay Day marks the 62 additional days from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same pay as men.
MFW: fearless fashion from Australia's emerging designers
Headpieces for Indigenous drag queens, the art of flâneurie, 3D printed experimental designs, and materials made from discarded plastic will all be on display during Melbourne Fashion Week.
Hackathon sees industry challenges tackled by student problem solvers
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept that continues to rapidly transform the way we live, work and learn – from revolutionising simple day-to-day errands to enabling the re-creation of cities.
Blockchain to boost charity donations
Charities and philanthropic organisations are investigating the potential of blockchain technology to solve their trust problem.
Bloody marvels: How micro devices are delivering big blood results
From rapid diagnosis of heart attacks to screening bleeding disorders, tiny devices designed to handle the complexities of blood could be the future of pathology.
Star mentor recognised in Women in Industry Awards
Senior electrotechnology educator Dr Gita Pendharkar has won the Mentor of the Year Award, a recognition of her outstanding commitment to her students.
Report: affordability driving Australia’s digital divide
A new report from RMIT University and Telstra shows Australians are spending more time online than ever before, with affordability the biggest barrier for those being left behind.
RMIT named as finalist in prestigious sustainability awards
RMIT’s Sustainable Urban Precincts Program (SUPP) has been named as a finalist in the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards ‘Built Environment’ category.
From Mexico to Melbourne: journey of a biomedical trailblazer
Trailblazing immunologist Magdalena Plebanski knew she was in the right job after visiting Africa more than 20 years ago and seeing the devastating effects of malaria.
New blockchain courses to address skills gap
With blockchain expertise in high demand, but considerable gaps preventing this demand from being met, RMIT has announced two new courses to provide students with these necessary future skills.
Medical device technologies win major innovation awards
Pioneering medical technologies developed at RMIT University have won top spots in the Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS "Victorian QuickFire Challenge: Driving Device Innovation".
Celebrating five years of advocacy and reform
Five years after launching the Centre for Innovative Justice, former Prime Minister Julia Gillard returned to RMIT for a wide-ranging discussion about politics, advocacy and reform.
Fact Check: Would reducing international students create university places?
Would reducing international student visas create university places for Australians? RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.
Smart system makes humans and machines better flight partners
RMIT research is helping machines work better with pilots and air traffic controllers.
Civil aviation flying high thanks to language proficiency test
A test that assesses the English language proficiency of pilots and air traffic controllers is set to return to RMIT.
Fact Check: Are Muslims more likely to be convicted?
Are Muslims in NSW and Victoria three times more likely than other groups to be convicted of crimes?
Peer-to-peer mentoring program shortlisted for prestigious award
For Valerie Li Yuen Fong, the Student Learning Adviser Mentors (SLAMs) program is like a second family.
Brave survivor calls for change
A domestic violence survivor who has personal experience of the criminal justice system has been recognised for her advocacy work for people living with disability and trauma.
Humans 2.0 – what next for the human race?
In a future where wearables, transplantables, cognitive enhancement, robot assistance, genetic engineering and nanotechnology become the norm, how do we define what is human?
The gut-brain connection: a new frontier for autism research
Researchers are discovering new connections between the brain and gut that could make a difference to the daily life of children with autism and their families.
Six tips for turning your University internship into a job
How do you turn your work placement into a job and transition to the world of work? An RMIT alumnus shares his top tips.
Forging ahead in academic rankings
RMIT continues to advance on the global stage with further gains made in the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
Coming out at work is complex and an ongoing dilemma, research finds
Less than a third of LGBTIQ+ employees are out to all their colleagues and this significantly compromises their wellbeing and work performance, new research has found.
RMIT researcher wins prestigious APEC Science Prize
Associate Professor Madhu Bhaskaran has been recognised for her groundbreaking work with flexible electronics, taking home the region’s most coveted science prize.
Clever creatives pick up their pencils
RMIT advertising students have picked up three coveted ‘pencils’ at the prestigious D&AD New Blood awards in London.
Pioneering health research awarded NHMRC fellowship and funding
RMIT researchers working to harness the power of nanotechnology to personalise medicine and to develop new technology for analysing blood clots have been awarded over $1.4 million in NHRMC funding.
Masters of Disasters
Humanitarian experts from around the world have investigated how ‘activist architects’ working in disaster zones can design buildings for people in need.
Are bees watching you?
The tiny brains of bees and wasps can recognise faces.
RMIT and Adobe address Australia’s digital skills demand
72 per cent of Australian and New Zealand business are falling behind by not leveraging new technology that could boost business productivity and improve the employee experience.
What does the changing world of work mean for business schools?
As RMIT marks the 40th anniversary of its MBA this month, program director David Goodwin reflects on the revolutionary global trends that are changing businesses and, in turn, business schools.
A wombat’s journey from the classroom to the App store
After starting out as a student project, Paperbark was successfully launched to the market last month.
Fact Check: Without a home
Despite sustained economic growth, the latest figures show that homelessness in Australia has continued to rise. ABC Fact Check investigates.
Global leadership programs recognised
RMIT’s global leadership programs have been shortlisted for an Australian Financial Review Higher Education Award.
Museums of the future: three industry insights
The 50th birthday of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is a perfect time to discuss how museums are adapting to the challenges of new technology.
Third time’s the charm: how to overcome your public speaking fears
Scared of giving a speech? Dread the idea of a job interview? Avatars and virtual reality could be the key to overcoming public speaking fears, according to an RMIT researcher.
Inspiring the next generation of Indigenous poets
Gomeroi poet, life writer and essayist Alison Whittaker visits RMIT to help the next generation of Indigenous poets.
Seven myths about homelessness busted
As experts and policymakers gather for Homelessness Week, we take a closer look at common myths and misconceptions about some of our most vulnerable citizens.
Edukate: Dr Kate Fox nominated for leadership award
Dr Kate Fox knows exactly why she gets up every morning.
New Future Fellows boost RMIT research
New ARC Future Fellowships awarded to RMIT researchers will support landmark projects on foetal brain development, improving human rights and cutting-edge photonics.
Why gender (still) matters
While the bright lights of film and TV have recently focused on issues faced by women in the industry, the need for evidence-based research that can drive sustained change is more important than ever.
Woor-Dungin CIJ project wins national award
A unique collaboration between RMIT’s Centre for Innovative Justice (CIJ) and Woor-Dungin has been recognised with a national award.
Gas sensing gut pill beats breath test diagnosis
New trials of a breakthrough swallowable sensor have revealed the device is 3,000 times more accurate than current technology used to diagnose many gut disorders.
Broken Heel meets Broken Hill and the School of Fashion
It’s not every day that RMIT students get to explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture with six drag queens at an iconic Australian location.
Students empowered to create cultural change to reduce sexual harm
Student leaders are being empowered to call out disrespectful behaviour to prevent sexual harm and drive cultural change.
New pathways to justice
Finding innovative justice responses for survivors and victims of sexual abuse is one way that RMIT is working to build a community where students and staff feel safe, respected and valued.
Changing the Course: RMIT progress on reducing sexual harm
In 2017, RMIT set about responding to the recommendations made by the Australian Human Rights Commission and Universities Australia to change the course on sexual harm.
Baby, let’s keep in touch
New mums who keep in touch with their workplace while on maternity leave are more hireable and less likely to experience unconscious bias, research shows.
Sensor technology to improve safety and health in aged care
Flexible sensors developed at RMIT will be integrated into new health monitoring technology to improve aged care, in a project supported through a $1.7 million Federal Government grant.
RMIT Europe to lead €2.5 million European research project for open innovation
RMIT's European hub is set to lead a global network of researchers and industry practitioners focused on open innovation, university-industry cooperation and research translation.
How design and technology is transforming healthcare: Insights from global experts
Experts across the health ecosystem have shared their insights on the way healthcare is being impacted in a digitally connected world at a recent RMIT health innovation symposium in Europe.
Blockchain to transform health care models
RMIT University and DB Results have announced a major industry partnership to pioneer innovative healthcare solutions using blockchain technology.
Sydney liveability scorecard reveals urban wins and fails
A new report measuring Sydney’s liveability progress finds the city is struggling to meet its public transport targets, but other Australian capitals should aim to replicate its ambitious policies.
New partnership to help prevent aquatic pollution
A new $5 million partnership between RMIT University and Melbourne Water will help combat pollution in Australia’s waterways and bays.
Blockchain-enabled badges for students
RMIT students will soon have the option to publish industry-relevant skills and experiences to the blockchain, in partnership with leading digital credentialing platform, Credly.
Constructing a bright future
A group of RMIT students have identified themselves as future leaders of the global construction industry after winning second place in an international competition.
What should be done with the NBN?
The National Broadband Network (NBN) should be built and fully operational by 2022, having cost about A$50 billion. The question will then be whether the government should retain the NBN or sell it.
Students reach new heights at global fashion summit
Three students from the School of Fashion and Textiles were selected to participate in the 2018 Youth Fashion Summit in Copenhagen.
Climbing the ShanghaiRanking ladder
Engineering and Technology subjects were the stand-out performers in the 2018 ShanghaiRanking released yesterday.
Finding solutions for the recycling industry
Three industrial design student studios have worked with Victorian Government agencies and industry partners on a range of new enterprise propositions.
Celebrating Indigenous Women
2018 NAIDOC Week focuses on recognising inspirational Indigenous women- we sat down with Shauntai Batzke, Wiradjuri opera singer and empowering mentor.
Students setting sail for the Indo-Pacific
More than 600 RMIT students are set to participate in 36 unique projects across 13 countries as part of a Federal Government mobility program.
The trophy-winning trophy
The Larry Perkins Trophy, developed through an RMIT / Australian Grand Prix partnership, has picked up an international design award.
Social economy jobs boom
The Future Social Service Institute (FSSI) is providing training, research and services to help train Australia’s workforce of the future.
New technology for early detection of Type 1 diabetes
Researchers are developing early detection technology for Type 1 diabetes that can accurately predict if a child is at risk of the chronic disease.
RMIT leading researcher wins national lifetime award
Professor Calum Drummond has been awarded the prestigious Ian Wark Medal and Lecture for outstanding advances in chemistry and materials science research, and contributions to Australia's prosperity.
Fact check: Are your chances of getting the flu after a vaccination only decreased by 1 to 2 per cent?
Professor of Public Health at Bond University, Chris Del Mar, has called into question the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine
Snooze mobiles: how vibrations in cars make drivers sleepy
New research has found the natural vibrations of cars make people sleepier, affecting concentration and alertness levels just 15 minutes after drivers get behind the wheel.
Rehab device earns students national innovation award
A team of RMIT engineering students have won the Telstra Innovation Challenge for a device that provides real-time feedback to home-based rehabilitation patients.
New study probes links between apartment design and mental health
Researchers are investigating how to improve apartment design policy to enhance the mental health of residents.
NAS a multi-award winner
RMIT’s New Academic Street (NAS) precinct has swept the field at the 2018 Victorian Architecture Awards, taking out the Victorian Architecture Medal along with five other prizes.
Journalism student receives Ricci Marks award
Bachelor of Communication (Journalism), student Jedda Costa has been recognised at the Ricci Marks Awards Ceremony for her leadership in the Indigenous community.
VE helps former pro gamer further career
Vocational Education student, Marcus Raj has been travelling the world while competing professionally in his favourite card game.
Human animal hybrid exhibition explores an enduring fascination
The fantasy of merging animals and humans into one hybrid creature is explored in 'My Monster: The Human Animal Hybrid' at RMIT Gallery from 29 June to 18 August.
Laser-made aircraft parts
Researchers are 3D printing aircraft parts using new laser technology that could transform industry.
Fact Check recognised on world stage
RMIT ABC Fact Check won a major award at the fifth international fact-checking summit held in Rome last week.
Fashion design graduate tops AGOTYA field
Fashion design Honours graduate Jessica Gregory declared overall winner of the Design Institute of Australia’s 2018 Australian Graduate of the Year Award (AGOTYA) last week.
Research on law reform protects vulnerable workers
Workers’ rights have been boosted with regulation of the labour hire sector in Victoria, thanks to research undertaken by an RMIT academic in partnership with the State Government.
RMIT alumni receive Queen’s Birthday honours
The Queen's Birthday honours list has recognised RMIT alumni and staff for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their community.
Country Road provides a window of opportunity for visual merchandising students
Six Diploma of Visual Merchandising students have been competitively selected to work on the Country Road Window Project for 2018.
New pathways created between two leading universities
RMIT University will enable students who undertake selected Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) micro credentials to receive credit towards four different RMIT postgraduate degrees.
Interactive storytelling machine captivates audiences
On display in Melbourne this June as part of the Glen Eira Storytelling Festival, an innovative digital installation turns audiences into artists.
Dateline: Graduate Fashion Week 2018
The catwalks of Europe have long beckoned to young fashion designers around the world with dreams of seeing their creations paraded in front of A-list crowds and industry representatives.
Greening the West
RMIT Landscape Architecture students are contributing design work to an exciting initiative in Melbourne’s west through a partnership with City West Water.
Girls bring the WOW factor
Pop megastar Beyoncé sang about girls running the world and that’s what more than 500 school students were empowered to do at the Girled World WOW Summit at RMIT.
Dual accolades for Madhu Bhaskaran
Associate Professor Madhu Bhaskaran's work in the field of flexible electronics has been recognised with two significant honours.
Fact check: Did the Pope declare wage theft a mortal sin that reaps eternal punishment?
Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, Sally McManus, tweeted that the Pope had declared wage theft a mortal sin, and that the repercussions were eternal punishment.
Making architecture more inclusive
Next generation of architects and designers taught the importance of Indigenous inclusion by prominent researcher.
Public Relations students awarded top honour
Five RMIT Public Relations students have won an International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Gold Quill Award as part of this year’s IABC World Conference in Montreal, Canada.
Honeybees zero in on nothing
Scientists have discovered honeybees can understand the concept of zero, putting them in an elite club of clever animals that can grasp the abstract mathematical notion of nothing.
Cyber safety in remote Aboriginal communities: report
RMIT University has released the key findings from a new report commissioned by Telstra to better understand the barriers to digital inclusion for remote Indigenous Australians.
Beyond colour in cellular microscopy
A new microscopy technique developed at RMIT allows researchers to see more of what’s happening inside cells.
RMIT ranks in world's top 250 universities again
RMIT is ranked 250th in the latest QS World University Rankings, reconfirming its position in the top 1 per cent* of global universities.
New partnership helps students in Sri Lanka to study locally
RMIT Training and RMIT Vietnam have teamed up to allow students at Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC) to complete the Foundation Studies Science stream locally in Colombo.
Fact check: Are more than half of Australia's working-age Muslims not in the workforce?
Independent senator Fraser Anning says that 56 per cent of Australian Muslims are not in the workforce
One in three Australian kids exposed to disadvantage, new research reveals
Almost a third of Australian children experience some form of disadvantage that can have a lasting impact on their development, a new study of more than 5,000 children released today has found.
Professional Communication Graduates Shortlisted at Cannes
Four RMIT graduates have had their final year project shortlisted in a prestigious global student competition.
Lending a helping hand
RMIT University and Hands on Health Australia (HoHA) have teamed up to deliver a student outreach health clinic to Indigenous football and netball club, the Fitzroy Stars.
RMIT funds Indigenous researchers
RMIT is supporting a new generation of Indigenous researchers, funding two Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous pre-doctoral fellows.
A 'Gold Employer' honour
RMIT University has been awarded Gold Employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) as recognition for its commitment to a diverse genders, sexes and sexualities community.
Short courses providing skills for the future workplace
RMIT Online has launched five first-of-their-kind short courses in response to global demand for hard and soft skills in the digital space.
Australian architecture and RMIT expertise on world stage
The world’s greatest celebration of architecture, the 2018 Architecture Biennale, has opened in Venice with strong representation from RMIT staff, students and alumni.
Back to the future as researchers invent real-life flux capacitor
The "Back to the Future" time machine runs on an imaginary flux capacitor but could the movie invention become reality?
Cell chat: Attacking disease by learning the language of cells
Breakthrough lab-on-a-chip technology that reveals how human cells communicate could lead to new treatments for cancer and autoimmune disorders.
Micro miracles – how nanotechnology is driving health outcomes
RMIT University is generating quality international commercial outcomes by combining cutting edge biomedical research with innovative business thinking.
Traditional Owners inspire new student-designed RMIT branding
An RMIT design student, inspired by the traditional owners of the land on which the university stands, has won a competition to have her Indigenous designs featured in RMIT’s official branding.
Fact check: Has the foreign aid budget been cut five years in a row?
Reducing poverty in the developing world is one of the main aims of foreign aid. In real terms, Australia's foreign aid spending has fallen yearly since 2014-15, and it is budgeted to keep on falling.
Supported saving boosts financial wellbeing: report
A new RMIT report confirms actively saving is one of the most important influences on financial wellbeing, benefitting not only individuals but their households, communities and the broader economy.
Dry zones and other temperance hangovers
Anti-alcohol measures like dry zones are not just a part of history: their legacy continues to feed into our approach to urban planning today.
Public Advocate honoured for work supporting the most marginalised
Colleen Pearce has received an honorary doctorate from RMIT University.
Designing in response to Indigenous sovereignty
An interactive Wiradjuri-RMIT project is among the winners in the social impact category at the 2018 Good Design Awards.
Rise of the drones
The unmanned aviation industry is booming and RMIT is the first to deliver drone pilot training as part of a degree.
RMIT celebrates IDAHOBIT
RMIT has gone rainbow for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), hosting a broad-ranging panel discussion and other events.
RMIT and the University of Oxford join forces
RMIT, in partnership with the Saïd Business School University of Oxford have delivered a National Leadership and Competitiveness program for 22 participants from the Omani Government.
RMIT’s cutting edge tech attracts industry collaboration
The introduction of RMIT University’s new media precinct boasts state-of-the-art facilities, fostering opportunities for students and industry alike.
RMIT students get a head start on their careers with Women@Dior
In an Australian first, a mentoring program with one of the world’s most revered fashion brands is giving five RMIT students a head start in their careers.
New report settles the score on Perth’s liveability
A new report measuring Perth’s liveability progress has found that despite improvements, the city is struggling to meet its targets for policy implementation.
Sharks Support Start-Up in Vietnam
RMIT Vietnam alumnus Kinh Van Quan Dao is scaling her fashion e-commerce start-up thanks to investments received through Shark Tank Vietnam.
Melbourne tree data visualisation grows overseas
When Greg More undertook a data visualisation of Melbourne's 70,000 trees he never thought the project would take him to London's iconic Victoria and Albert museum.
RMIT receives funding to support the nurses of tomorrow
RMIT’s School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences has been granted a Workforce Training Innovation Fund (WTIF) worth $3.5 million in a Victorian first.
RMIT leads the way in sustainability
RMIT’s Sustainable Urban Precincts Program (SUPP) has far exceeded expectation, surpassing target goals years ahead of schedule.
RMIT on show at Melbourne Knowledge Week
RMIT’s strengths in technology and design will be on display during Melbourne Knowledge Week, running 7–13 May.
Top tier ranking for RMIT’S MBA courses
RMIT has upheld a strong performance in CEO Magazine’s global ranking, with the University’s MBA courses ranked among the best globally.
New plant app a force of nature at international internet awards
A new virtual greening app, based on research from RMIT and the University of Melbourne, has won both the People’s Voice and the Judge's Webby Award – the "internet’s highest honour".
Iconic screen producer makes honour roll
Adjunct Professor and producer of The Dressmaker, Sue Maslin, has been admitted to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women, recognising her continued advocacy for women’s equality.
Connecting culture, tradition and fashion in Vietnam
An immersive journey to the mountains of northern Vietnam brought new insights into the vibrant traditional fashion of ethnic minority groups.
Melbourne needs second metro, experts warn
Urban researchers are calling for a second Melbourne Metro Rail, warning the current project won’t meet the expected capacity demand unless the city plans for more rail line infrastructure.
RMIT athletes perform on the world stage
Students and alumni taste success at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Innovation districts connect Melbourne to Barcelona
Recognised as global smart cities with mutual interests in knowledge sharing and technology districts, the connections between Melbourne and Barcelona are growing deeper.
RMIT researchers to drive transformations in food, energy and health
RMIT University is part of three major new Cooperative Research Centres, that are investing more than $420 million to tackle the critical challenges of food waste, future fuels and digital health.
Design veteran set to lead landscape architecture at RMIT
Associate Professor Katrina Simon has been announced as RMIT’s new Associate Dean of Landscape Architecture, in the School of Architecture and Urban Design.
Capturing the essence of Queen Vic Market
The smell of fish, the gleam of fresh vegetables, the chill outside the sheds… research shows the heart and soul of Melbourne’s iconic Queen Victoria Market is not in its bricks and mortar.
Chaos & Order: 120 years of collecting at RMIT
For the first time in 120 years RMIT is presenting a survey exhibition sourced entirely from its permanent art collection, more than half of which has never been shared with the public before.
New NanoZymes use light to kill bacteria
Researchers from RMIT University have developed a new artificial enzyme that uses light to kill bacteria.
RMIT report sheds light on energy poverty in Barcelona
More than 10% of Barcelona's population experiences energy poverty according to RMIT research commissioned by Barcelona City Council.
European funding award to create network of 'edible cities'
RMIT is set to help develop of a global network of cities focused on green infrastructure and food production solutions after being named a partner on a €11.5 million European research project.
Citizen scientists take heatwaves into their own hands
RMIT researchers are working with citizen scientists in Melbourne to collect local climate data that will enable communities to plan for extreme heat.
ROO takes to the sky in Australia
A new Robotic Optical Observatory (ROO) Telescope installed at RMIT University has generated new partnerships and research opportunities.
Golden touch: next-gen optical disk to solve data storage challenge
Scientists from Australia and China have drawn on the durable power of gold to demonstrate a new type of high-capacity optical disk that can hold data securely for more than 600 years.
REW celebrates 50 years delivering English language solutions to the world
RMIT English Worldwide (REW) has been providing education solutions to clients around the globe for 50 years.
RMIT designers, engineers use virtual reality to reinvent the wheel
RMIT staff and students have developed the inaugural V8 Supercars Melbourne 400 trophy in honour of racing great, Larry Perkins.
RMIT breaks new ground
Hot on the heels of a tertiary education partnership with the Essendon Football Club, RMIT University has unveiled a new AFL ground on its Bundoora campus.
Out of this world: Designing an urban area on Mars
In the next giant leap for mankind, RMIT students are designing, creating and exploring a sophisticated civilisation on Mars.
Mental Health Tribunal failing to protect rights: study
The body charged with protecting the rights of mentally ill Victorians is failing to properly and consistently apply the law, research has found.
RMIT alumni excel as Quill Awards finalists
RMIT University’s alumni have been acknowledged for Excellence in Victorian Journalism with 11 nominations in this year’s Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards.
Roya: a platform for engagement with communities for people with limitations
A group formed from RMIT staff and students has won the creativity award at TADHack, the largest telecommunications hackathon in the world, held at Oracle in Melbourne this year.
Researchers bring the bling to improve implants
In a world first, Australian researchers have harnessed the power of diamonds in a breakthrough that could radically improve the way human bodies accept biomedical implants.
Explore RMIT design at Melbourne Design Week
As Design Partner to the NGV, RMIT is proud to present and support a range of industry-focused events - including talks, exhibitions and tours - at Melbourne Design Week.
Explore RMIT design at Melbourne Design Week
As Design Partner to the NGV, RMIT is proud to present and support a range of industry-focused events - including talks, exhibitions and tours - at Melbourne Design Week.
RMIT and United Nations University collaborate for urban futures
RMIT University and United Nations University are collaborating on smart urban innovation and technology-enabled user engagement projects.
All power to the proton: researchers make battery breakthrough
Researchers have demonstrated for the first time a working rechargeable “proton battery” that could re-wire how we power our homes, vehicles and devices.
A premier partnership: Essendon Football Club and RMIT
Two iconic Melbourne institutions have joined forces, creating a new frontier in cross-industry collaboration.
Digital artwork captures community life
An interactive sculpture is connecting residents with the rhythms of community life and creating a vibrant cultural centre in a developing suburb in Melbourne’s south-east.
Design evolution: building a radically new kind of hearing aid
Developing the world’s first modular hearing aid took 130 prototypes but for the researcher behind the revolutionary design, each miniscule change was critical.
Boosting confidence doesn’t help women at work: study
Assertiveness is linked to professional success, so ambitious women should work on building their confidence, right? Wrong, according to new research.
Poison patches: study reveals high levels of lead in veggie gardens
A new study led by RMIT University shows one-in-five tested backyard veggie patches are contaminated with high levels of lead, exceeding Australian safety guidelines.
RMIT subjects counted among the world's best
RMIT has had 11 subject areas ranked in the top 100 in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject – two more than last year.
Clever coating opens door to smart windows
Researchers from RMIT University have developed a new ultra-thin coating that responds to heat and cold, opening the door to “smart windows”.
RMIT researcher heads to US in battle against nukes
How the world can avoid nuclear doomsday while our weapons are getting more deadly will be the focus of 2018 Fulbright Scholarship winner Dr Aiden Warren.
RMIT recognised as an Employer of Choice
RMIT University has been named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE).
Spare parts from small parts: novel scaffolds to grow muscle
RMIT biomedical engineers have successfully produced a 3D material that mimics nature to transform cells into muscle.
Blockchain strategy course prepares students for jobs of the future
From crypto start-ups to established enterprises, global demand for blockchain expertise makes it one of the hottest areas for technology recruitment.
3D printed clip-on turns smartphone into fully operational microscope
Researchers have developed a 3D printable “clip-on” that allows anyone – from scientists to the scientifically curious – to turn their smartphone into a fully functional microscope.
Breaking through: research in the real world
How do we get new technology out of the lab into the community, and pull new knowledge out of academic papers and into policy?
Living alleys: capturing urban life in Ho Chi Minh City
Life in the alleys of District 4 has largely remained the same since it rose up as a cramped slum settlement, bordered by rivers in downtown Ho Chi Minh City.
Young, creative and philanthropic
Filmmaker and RMIT alumnus Ling Ang challenges what it is to be a modern day philanthropist with her significant gift to the RMIT Capitol Theatre Appeal.
Australia Day Honours for RMIT
The Australia Day honours list has once again recognised members of the RMIT community, including alumni and past staff members.
RMIT launches new School of Design
New and emerging fields of design - including virtual and augmented reality, 3D printing, user experience and design for social innovation - will be in focus at RMIT’s new School of Design.
Fearless female engineer appointed Victoria's Chief Engineer
Leading engineer and RMIT alumnus Dr Collette Burke is Victoria’s first Chief Engineer.
Forget predictive text – predictive digital assistants are coming
A predictive digital assistant that helps you complete complex daily tasks could soon be in your hands, thanks to a new collaboration between RMIT University and Microsoft.
From RMIT to Sundance
RMIT alumnus and screenwriter Scott Ryan has exploded on to the international stage, with his six-part series "Mr InBetween" premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.
Electric career in electrical engineering honoured with major medal
Distinguished Professor Xinghuo Yu has been honoured for his major contribution to electrical engineering with the 2018 MA Sargent Medal.
Innovative 3D printed installation brings the Antarctic to Melbourne
A collaboration between two RMIT researchers, the unique cross-disciplinary installation is on display as part of the National Gallery of Victoria’s free Triennial EXTRA program.
Vietnam graduate showcases innovative VR app
A virtual reality app developed by an RMIT Vietnam graduate to help children overcome their fears at bedtime has been showcased at a top Asian technology conference.
Free first aid app boosts emergency care in Vietnam
An RMIT Vietnam graduate is behind the development of the first Vietnamese mobile app for first aid, offering lifesaving step-by-step instructions for basic emergency care.
Swallowable sensors reveal mysteries of human gut health
Findings from the first human trials of a breakthrough gas-sensing swallowable capsule could revolutionise the way that gut disorders and diseases are prevented and diagnosed.
Women taking the lead in tech
Female leaders from across Australia’s technology sector have taken centre stage at RMIT to provide inspiration and encouragement for women following in their footsteps.
Leading the way for a sustainable future
RMIT is proud to be taking part in the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project to collectively purchase renewable energy from a newly-built wind farm in Victoria’s west.
RMIT team wins hackathon prize with tech accessibility solution
An RMIT team has won the creativity award at TADHack, the world’s largest telecommunications hackathon, with a solution to improve computer accessibility for people with vision and hearing issues.
Researchers develop technology to reduce bushfire risk
Researchers at RMIT have developed technology that can detect which types of trees and plants are more likely to cause powerline faults, potentially sparking bushfires.
RMIT project puts real estate prices in perspective
RMIT-developed software is putting the real back into real estate prices.
Class of 2017 honoured in greatest ever graduation
RMIT’s newest graduates have been honoured in style with an iconic parade through the city of Melbourne, culminating in the University’s biggest ever graduation ceremony.
Qantas to give aviation students a flying career start
RMIT has partnered with Australia’s iconic airline to offer our top aviation students a pathway to become a Qantas pilot.
Roya: a platform for engagement with communities for people with limitations
A group formed from RMIT staff and students has won the creativity award at TADHack, the largest telecommunications hackathon in the world, held at Oracle in Melbourne this year.
Stellar Creative Writing student and alumni achievements in 2017
Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) students and alumni were very active in the writing and publishing industry during 2017.
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.
New report raises serious concerns about West Gate Tunnel
The West Gate Tunnel Project could worsen Melbourne’s traffic congestion, increase car dependency and should be rolled back, according to a new report from six leading planning academics.
Funding win offers fresh hope in fight against lung disease
RMIT researchers will help drive the next wave of medical breakthroughs to beat lung diseases after winning more than $3.4 million in government funding.
Journalism students honoured in Ossie awards
RMIT has taken out major awards for journalism investigations and innovations in this year’s national student journalism awards.
Indonesia residency builds writing connections
Three students have been selected as emerging writer fellows to take part in a collaborative residency in Indonesia.
Meet Dayanthi Nugegoda: pollution detective
Professor Dayanthi Nugegoda’s expertise in environmental toxicology is playing an important role in managing the balance between industry and the environment.
RMIT connects innovation districts in Barcelona and Melbourne
A delegation of leaders from the City of Melbourne recently visited Barcelona's innovation and technology zone as part of the planning for a similar district in the Australian city.
People of the river
A new RMIT Gallery exhibition weaves connective threads of the rich cultural, ecological and economic flow of water across Australia and India, lands once linked over 100 million years ago.
Citizens to help inform the future of nanotechnology in Europe
RMIT is a partner in a €2M research project focused on aligning future developments and applications of nanotechnology with societal needs.
RMIT strengthens research ties between Australia and Europe
RMIT's research expertise across information and communication technologies (ICT) was in the spotlight at the recent European Commission's ICT Proposer's Day in Hungary, Budapest.
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 - and creating exciting new job opportunities.
Tackling the big problem of food waste: Q&A with Karli Verghese
Australia is looking to improve its enormous food waste problem, starting with a new national strategy and with help from RMIT researchers.
Bees help break the mystery of optical illusions
A study from RMIT University has used the humble honeybee to shed new light on why we see optical illusions.
Oscar winner Adam Elliot joins our appeal to reactivate Capitol Theatre
RMIT has officially launched a fundraising appeal to generate funds for the reactivation of the Capitol Theatre, three years after the beloved space closed its doors to the public.
Building expertise for Australia's booming food industry
As food consumers, we've come a long way in the past decade. And so has the industry that is dedicated to meeting our gourmet demands.
RMIT academic announced Creative Director of Biennale Architettura 2018
RMIT's Associate Professor Mauro Baracco has been announced as one of the creative directors of the Australian Pavilion for 2018.
Lightweight car research offers more sustainable future
A major new research centre aims to transform Australia's automotive industry by developing new lightweight materials and manufacturing technologies.
The future of food and how we eat on the menu
How digital design and new technologies are reshaping the future of food and our relationship with what eat is being chewed over at RMIT University.
RMIT leading researcher wins national lifetime award
Professor Calum Drummond has been awarded the prestigious Ian Wark Medal and Lecture for outstanding advances in chemistry and materials science research, and contributions to Australia's prosperity.
Research gets redefined in one of Barcelona's hottest barrios
Innovation, knowledge sharing and driven transformation is fuelling the microclimate in Barcelona's 22@ zone, the fast-growing hotspot in the barrio (neighbourhood) of Poblenou.
Appointment of leading medical researcher a healthy boost for RMIT
Professor Magdalena Plebanski has been appointed as the inaugural director of RMIT’s Biomedical and Health Innovation Enabling Capability Platform (ECP).
ABC scholarship inspires women in broadcast technology
For the second year running, an RMIT student has won the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Women in Broadcasting Technology scholarship.
Faster search engines and cleaner water thanks to ARC funding
RMIT University has been awarded $6.8 million by the Australian Government in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) funding.
RMIT delivers app dev skills for jobs of the future with Swift
In an Australian-first collaboration, RMIT University is proud to work with Apple to deliver its App Development with Swift curriculum.
From silly to serious: app growth poses skills test for developers
They may have started out as time-wasting phone fun, but mobile apps are now an intrinsic part of daily life and of increasing importance to Australia’s economy.
RMIT students explore zero-energy and holistic design in regional Spain
Students from RMIT’s Master of Design Innovation and Technology recently spent two weeks in Spain working on a plan to activate the small historic town of Salobreña in the country's south.
Marketing students develop sustainable business solutions
Undergraduate students have designed innovative marketing solutions for Think Again Sustainable Solutions who produce and market the "Rolla Bottle" re-usable water bottle.
RMIT researchers combine design and science for parkland regeneration
A team of RMIT academics is paving the way to a more sustainable future through parkland wastewater recovery.
Meet RMIT's winning designers for the Jeanswest T-shirt competition
Two fashion and textile design students have won this year’s Jeanswest Blank Canvas T-Shirt competition with their designs being sold in-store.
Industry project helps Elise Spinello pursue a creative career
While studying the Diploma of Visual Merchandising at RMIT, Elise Spinello worked on an industry project that saw her develop a window design for Australian retailer Supré.
RMIT students present Digital Entrepreneurship report on the world stage
A recently completed project undertaken by RMIT MBA students has examined how digital entrepreneurship skills are vital for business owners in the APEC region and the wider economy.
Giving talented female researchers in Asia-Pacific a helping hand
Each year, the Australian APEC Study Centre at RMIT provides financial support for up to ten female researchers from APEC economies, through the Australia–APEC Women in Research Fellowship program.
Just-in-time 3D implants set to transform tumour surgery
A major new Australian research project using 3D implants and robotic surgery is set to radically advance the way physicians surgically treat tumours and bone cancer.
Fellowship a tasty treat for disease-busting gut capsule
RMIT’s Dr Jianzhen Ou will enhance a human gas capsule that better detects gut diseases after winning a Victoria Fellowship.
The chips stack up with Victoria Fellowship win
The researcher behind a new nanophotonic chip that could significantly boost internet speeds and beat the “big data crunch” has won a prestigious Victoria Fellowship.
Fashion students and industry team up to look forward
The studio-led design pop-up event 'Fast Forward: Fashion 2030' at RMIT Gallery showcased a timely collaboration.
Lights, Sound, Action!
Students and staff put new state-of-the-art TV studios in RMIT’s media precinct to the test in first broadcast.
All aboard a remarkable cultural adventure
Cuba’s Ambassador has visited RMIT to spotlight an innovative partnership between RMIT Centre for Art, Society and Transformation (CAST) and Cuba that will culminate in the 2019 Bienal de la Habana.
Students driving innovation with industry mentors
Australia Post has partnered with RMIT's School of Media and Communication and School of Design to explore new products and services.
Liquid metal breakthrough ushers new wave of electronics
RMIT researchers have used liquid metal to create two-dimensional materials no thicker than a few atoms that have never before been seen in nature.
EnGenius 2017 showcases the future in engineering design to industry
Students studying electrical, computer, telecommunications, electronic and biomedical engineering have demonstrated their design projects at the EnGenius exhibition showcase.
Young women soar with STEM outreach program
An RMIT outreach program is flying female students, alumni and staff across regional and rural areas to inspire high school girls about pathways into science, technology, engineering and maths.
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 and their needs.
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.
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.
Accolades keep coming for pioneering engineer reshaping construction
Distinguished Professor Mike Xie, Director of RMIT’s Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials, is having an incredible run of winning awards.
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 groundbreaking 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.
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.