Are you REDI to change the world?

Are you REDI to change the world?

RMIT has launched an innovative new global PhD offering from Europe set to prepare the next generation of researchers to tackle the needs of our fast-changing world.

REDI (RMIT European Doctoral Innovators) is a global €9 million doctoral training initiative co-funded by the European Union, RMIT University and over 25 European research and industry partners. 

REDI will offer 40+ talented researchers – most of whom will be awarded a dual doctorate – the opportunity to fast-track their careers through enviable international experience, extensive peer networks and sought-after transferable skills.  

RMIT Europe Executive Director Marta Fernandez said that REDI will spark a global legacy of research and enterprise networks encompassing Europe and Australia, laying the groundwork for fruitful, long-term cross-regional collaborations, and instigate positive societal change through impactful research.  

"For candidates, REDI is a unique opportunity offering excellent PhD conditions – access to top researchers from industry and academia across 12 countries, 60+ high-quality partners including BASF, Max-Planck-Institut, Politecnico de Milano, CNRS, Aalto University among others, and annual training and networking activities in Barcelona," Fernandez said.  

"REDI also offers a once-in-a-lifetime residential year at RMIT in Melbourne, ranked in the top 20 best young universities in the world."

Alt Text is not present for this image, Taking dc:title 'REDI launch' REDI's 40+ researchers will be based with academic and industry leaders across 12 countries.

Fernandez said that REDI offers something novel by combining intersectoral and international opportunities in Barcelona and Melbourne with skills training aligned with industry needs.  

'We are very proud to be setting a new standard. This is an initiative that will launch research careers and the co-funding from the European Union's prestigious Marie-Sklowdowska-Curie program underscores this vision.

"There’s a reason REDI ranked first in its European Union funding round," Fernandez said.  

REDI gives candidates the choice of more than 120 industry-supported projects, and the chance to set themselves apart from the rest and address real-world challenges across a wide range of disciplines, including architecture, aeronautics and medicine. 

REDI candidates will be able to reap rewards that includes global connections, international experience and exclusive research opportunities, some directly hosted by industry leaders, financial support and up to four years to complete their research. 

RMIT Europe is leading REDI and is now seeking highly-motivated researchers.

The first call for applicants starts on 1 October 2021, with a second call to take place in early 2022.  

Why apply for any PhD when you can put yourself ahead of the pack? Visit for more information.

RMIT researchers supervisors:

Associate Professor Andrey Molotnikov, Professor Anne-Laure Mention, Distinguished Professor Arnan Mitchell, Associate Professor Bahman Shabani, Associate Professor Charlotte Conn, Professor Cees Bil, Associate Professor Elizabeth Grant, Professor Esther Charlesworth, Professor Flora Salim, Dr Francesca Cavalieri, Dr Graham Dorrington, Dr Gerrit De Waal, Dr Hamid Khayyam, Professor Ivan Cole, Associate Professor Jenny Zhang, Professor John Fien, Professor John Thangarajah, Associate Professor Julie Porteous, Professor Laurene Vaughan, Distinguished Professor Leslie Yeo, Professor Mark Easton, Professor Martyn Hook, Distinguished Professor Milan Brandt, Associate Professor Nitin Mantri, Professor Pier Marzocca, Professor Raj Das and Professor Xun Yi. 

REDI Research Partners: 

5th Studio, Aalto University, Artificial Intelligence Research Centre (IIIA), Autonomous University of Barcelona, BASF, Boggi Aeronautics, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), Centro Internacional de Métodos Numéricos en Ingeniería (CIMNE), Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, École Centrale Lyon,, Eindhoven University of Technology, FH Aachen University, Hamburg University of Technology, HESAM Université, Kassel University, Lappeenranta – Lahti University of Technology, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, MGC Pharmaceuticals, Navantia, Polytechnic University of Milan, Polytechnic University of Turin, RUHR Universitat Bochum, The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), The Hebrew University of Israel, The Polytechnic University of Catalonia, The University of Bologna, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, University of A Coruña, University of Agder, University of Copenhagen, University Politehnica of Bucharest 

Program contact:

RMIT University media contact: Clare Kinloch,

REDI has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 10103432. Results reflect the author's view only. The European Union is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains. information it contains.


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