RMIT PhD graduates have celebrated the end of their studies with their families and supervisors who supported them on the road to their thesis.
The PhD graduates attended the Doctoral Celebration event at Storey Hall in the lead-up to the Melbourne Graduation ceremony late last year.
A total of 142 HDR candidates had their degrees conferred at the ceremony, and another 19 graduated in absentia throughout the year.
The event was co-hosted by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation and the Dean of the School of Graduate Research.
Professor Matthew Cuthbertson, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation and Vice-President, said: "Congratulations to all the Doctoral Graduates, their supervisors and families for the support during the period of their studies.”
Professor Denise Cuthbert, Dean of the School of Graduate Research, said the doctoral graduates illustrated the international character of RMIT, with so many languages represented among the group.
The top 5 languages spoken by the PhD graduates were English, Arabic, Malay, Mandarin and Indonesian.
Professors Cuthbertson and Cuthbert emphasised the range of career options available to highly skilled researchers, with high demand for their skills in academic, industry, government and non-government sectors as well as a range of professions.
The researchers were urged to think boldly and creatively as they moved to the next exciting phases of their careers.