RMIT Europe Executive Director Marta Fernandez said the accolade is testament to the University’s commitment to active, authentic and applied learning on relevant and global topics – with sustainability being one of RMIT's key priorities.
"The world is undergoing a surge of urban population growth, with more than half of all people now living in towns and cities," she said.
"With few exceptions, cities are expected to become bigger and more numerous, and as urbanisation accelerates, cities around the world are facing challenges to maintain basic liveability.
"This award recognises our efforts and impact in contributing to a global community of professional and city officials equipped to shape the cities of tomorrow," Fernandez said.
EIT Urban Mobility CEO Maria Tsavachidis said the award is a signal to the cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary, cross-organisational learning experiences, developed by its Academy.
“We’re all about helping mobility professionals, executives and city officials develop their skills and improve their knowledge when it comes to making cities more liveable and sustainable,” she said.
“We’re very pleased to have partners such as RMIT Europe work with us to create relevant, trustworthy, and impact-oriented courses, methodologies, and learning communities.”
The award-winning courses are part of a suite of RMIT Europe, EIT Urban Mobility, EIT Community and New European Bauhaus online learning offerings hosted on FutureLearn, which include:
- Urban Mobility for Liveability | 5 weeks, 2 hours a week
- City Liveability: The Intersections of Place, Mobility and Health | 2 weeks, 2 hours a week
- Creating Ethical and Sustainable Cities at the Local Level | 2 weeks, 2 hours a week
- Bringing Urban Nature Into the Cities of Tomorrow | 2 weeks, 2 hours a week
- Clean Air for Urban Liveability | 3 weeks, 3 hours a week
- Designing a Green Corridor for Clean Air and Comfort | 3 weeks, 3 hours a week
- Transport Policy for Clean Air | 3 weeks, 3 hours a week
- Building Belonging in a Globalised and Mobile World | 3 weeks, 2 hours a week
- Fostering Inclusive Citizen Engagement in Urban Development | 3 weeks, 2 hours a week
Story: Karen Matthews