Called Digital3 (D3), it aims to upskill learners at a university and industry level through impactful professional development, equipping them with new skills and real-world solutions to confidently participate in the digital economy.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Business and Law) and Vice President Professor Julie Cogin said within the next decade it’s estimated that over 70% of the economy will rely on digital business models and business schools must respond.
“Technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and virtual reality are no longer the technologies of tomorrow. They’re here, they’re having an impact and they’re fundamentally changing how we do business," said Cogin.
“Very soon this technology will touch almost every business in almost every sector, and a solid understanding of Web3 and its impacts will be critical for business leaders wanting to drive positive commercial and social outcomes."
“This is why we’ve created Digital3, to bring together the knowledge from our world-leading research centres who are experts in this technology and are able to address the current and anticipated needs of business in the digital economy.”
RMIT Digital3 Director, Professor Frank Kennedy said Digital3 isn’t just another online business school, it’s the front door to resources and the world of the digital economy.
“With strong links between industry, research and education Digital3 will be able to quickly bring new skills and thinking into industry, assist partners to advance their business or policy outcomes, and support students to quickly gain the in-demand skills for the future of business," said Kennedy.
“At its core Digital3 provides a simple way to work with a multi-disciplinary group of experts in a collaborative, innovative educational environment."