Media releases and expert comments
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.
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.
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 the RMIT Gallery from 29 June – 18 August.
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.
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.
RMIT experts available for comment on 2018 FIFA World Cup
Experts from RMIT are available to talk to media in the lead up to and during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
One in three Australian kids exposed to disadvantage
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.
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.
RMIT experts available for comment on Federal Budget
Experts from RMIT are available to talk to media today about a range of topics and issues relating to the 2018-19 Federal Budget.
RMIT experts available for comment on State Budget
Experts from RMIT University are available to talk to media about a range of topics and issues relating to the 2018-19 Victorian State Budget.
Expert comment on Melbourne Airport train link
RMIT University infrastructure and urban planning expert Professor Jago Dodson says a new rail link for Melbourne’s airport is welcome news, but needs to be part of a broader transport plan.
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.
Expert comment on Infrastructure Australia priority list
RMIT infrastructure expert Dr Ian Woodcock says the Victorian projects in Infrastructure Australia’s 2018 priority list will “lock Melburnians into increasingly toll-paying car dependence”.
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.
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.
Expert comment on Australia’s growing rate of homelessness
RMIT University’s Professor Guy Johnson is available to comment on new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today showing a worrying increase in homelessness across the nation.
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.
All power to the proton: researchers make battery breakthrough
RMIT University 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 joined forces today, creating a new frontier in cross-industry collaboration.
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.
Statement on sexual harm
At RMIT we believe everyone deserves to feel safe, respected and valued in their place of study and work.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Humanitarian honoured by RMIT
Humanitarian Paris Aristotle AO will receive an Honorary Doctorate at tomorrow’s RMIT University Graduation ceremony at Etihad Stadium, Docklands.
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.
RMIT Gallery explores water wisdom across two continents
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.
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.
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.
A Melbourne icon reimagined: RMIT launches Capitol Theatre Appeal
RMIT will officially launch a fundraising appeal today to generate funds for the reactivation of Melbourne’s Capitol Theatre, three years after the beloved space closed its doors to the public.
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.
The future of food and how we eat on the menu at RMIT
How digital design and new technologies are reshaping the future of food and our relationship with what eat will be chewed over at RMIT University this Friday and Saturday.
Unfair access to air leaves the vulnerable feeling the heat
Rising electricity prices and vague public messaging put vulnerable households at greater danger from extreme heat, new research from RMIT University shows.
RMIT delivers app dev skills for jobs of the future with Swift
RMIT University is proud to work with Apple to deliver its App Development with Swift curriculum.
Expert comment on sheep facial recognition study
Associate Professor Adrian Dyer is available to comment on today’s finding that sheep can recognise photographs of human faces.
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.
Next phase for Lendlease innovation space, Knowledge Market
Zero carbon futures, urban memory and imagination, and digital infrastructure are just some of the themes that will be explored at Knowledge Market phase two: The Exchange.
Liquid metal breakthrough ushers in a 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.
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.
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 research report from RMIT University has found
Urban hotspots: why poorer suburbs can be 10C hotter
Poor and disadvantaged Australian suburbs risk having urban hotspots that are more than 10 degrees higher than those found in greener, wealthier areas, an RMIT University study has found.
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.
Poor policies block green housing goals: study
Australian states are failing to deliver sustainable housing because of poor building and land-use planning policies, and a lack of enforceable standards, according to a new RMIT University report.
His Royal Highness, The Prince Andrew, Duke of York to visit RMIT
His Royal Highness, The Prince Andrew, Duke of York will today tour RMIT University City campus.
Major refurbishment caps off RMIT’s 130 years
RMIT is today ushering in a new era of innovation and renewal for Melbourne’s northern CBD district with the opening of its newly refurbished City campus buildings on Swanston Street.
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.
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.
World’s first research centre on the social science of blockchain
RMIT has established the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub to take advantage of the global blockchain revolution.
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.
RMIT Futures Conference 2017: Research Requires Collaboration
Australia's future in a competitive world depends on effective collaborative approaches – so how can universities and industry come together to make that happen?
Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs to present 2017 Higinbotham Lecture
RMIT celebrates the legacy of politician and Chief Justice George Higinbotham (1826 – 1892) through an annual public lecture.
Smart home technology: not the brightest way to save energy
A new study by RMIT University has found smart home control devices may actually increase energy use rather than cutting it, with households using them more for lifestyle benefits than to save power.
Diversity reduces community fears: study
People living in more diverse suburbs are less likely to express or experience Islamophobia, according to new RMIT research.
RMIT campuses open their doors
RMIT University’s City, Bundoora and Brunswick campuses are open to all this Sunday, 13 August from 10am to 4pm – RMIT’s Open Day.
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.
RMIT and the Human Rights Commission survey
RMIT acknowledges today’s Australian Human Rights Commission national survey results into sexual harassment and sexual assault in higher education as confronting for the university sector.
World premiere of Lichen concert by ELISION ensemble
On Tuesday 8 August, musicians from Australia’s international contemporary music ensemble ELISION will perform the world premiere of Matthew Sergeant’s Lichen.
Making OUT – provocative temptation or the practice of making …?
Making OUT – the 17th Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia biennial conference – takes place from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 August in Melbourne at RMIT University and the NGV.
Senator to launch global humanitarianism and development books
Senator Penny Wong is coming to RMIT University next week to launch two books examining humanitarian interventions and international development.
Madrid art collective’s human rabbits to take Melbourne by storm
On Friday 28 July, from 12-2pm, 50 human rabbits will invade downtown Melbourne.
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.
Fast Fashion exhibition undresses fashion waste
RMIT Gallery’s exhibition Fast Fashion: the dark side of fashion (21 July - 9 September) takes a critical look behind the scenes of the fashion industry and consumer habits.
Indigenous students VIEW their future in engineering
Young Indigenous students from across Australia spent yesterday at RMIT learning more about engineering.
Seeing the coloured light: bee brains open way for better cameras
New research into the way that honeybees see colour could pave the way for more accurate cameras in phones, drones and robots.
David Thomas: Colouring Impermanence
Artist David Thomas challenges us to pause, look attentively and reconsider the world around us with empathy in his new show opening next month at RMIT Design Hub.
Expert comment on Petya cyber attack
Associate Professor Mark Gregory is available to comment on today’s Petya cyber attack.
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.
Solar paint offers endless energy from water vapour
Researchers have developed a solar paint that can absorb water vapour and split it to generate hydrogen – the cleanest source of energy.
Australia failing to redress human rights abuse by business overseas
A major report published today has found that the Australian government body charged with dealing with alleged human rights abuses by businesses operating overseas is failing.
RMIT ABC Fact Check goes live
Popular news service Fact Check returns today in a partnership between ABC News and RMIT University.
Art installation brings the weather indoors
A digital art installation will create virtual landscapes based on real-time Melbourne weather data – inside the State Library Victoria.
Supercomputer study unlocks secrets of brain and safer anaesthetics
Researchers have used a supercomputer to show how proteins in the brain control electrical signals, in a breakthrough that could lead to safer and more effective drugs and anaesthetics.
Indigenous girls’ education champion honoured by RMIT
Indigenous education champion Lois Peeler AM will be presented with an honorary doctorate at tomorrow’s RMIT University doctoral degrees graduation.
World’s thinnest hologram paves path to new 3D world
An Australian-Chinese research team has created the world’s thinnest hologram, paving the way towards the integration of 3D holography into everyday electronics like smart phones, computers and TVs.
Statement from Professor Paul Gough
Professor Richard Blythe is to join Virginia Tech University in the USA as the new Dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.
Almost two-thirds of Australian businesses not prepared for disruption
A new report released by RMIT Activator today reveals the majority of Australian businesses are vulnerable when it comes to responding to disruption in their industry.
Gillian Triggs to launch Human Rights Impact Assessment Report
President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, will this week launch a report on the potential impacts of a federal Human Rights Charter on Australia’s political and le
Panel discussion today on youth and substance abuse
Why do some young people develop problems with substance abuse, while others do not? Is it bad luck, biology or poor choices?
Not just ‘revenge porn’ – image-based abuse hits 1 in 5 Australians
The first comprehensive research on “revenge porn” has revealed the mass scale of victimisation across Australia, with 1 in 5 people suffering image-based abuse.
APEC Centre wins up to $14m DFAT contract
The Australian APEC Study Centre (AASC) at RMIT has secured an important contract with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
Expert comment on Fairfax job cuts
Dr Alexandra Wake, a Senior Lecturer in Journalism in RMIT’s School of Media and Communication, is available to comment on job cuts at Fairfax.
Mapping the edge of reality
Australian and German researchers have collaborated to develop a genetic algorithm to confirm the rejection of classical notions of causality.
Partnership develops new-look business value index
RMIT academics have partnered with ValueMyBusiness to strengthen its quarterly Index of Business Value Multiples.
Research partnership to develop new scramjet fuel technology
A new international research partnership is working to solve the problem of how to use standard aviation fuels in scramjet engines to power hypersonic flight.
Art meets nanotechnology meets the Apocalypse
A spectacular illuminated tapestry created by an RMIT researcher and artist that incorporates phosphorescent nano-pigment particles will be unveiled next week in Europe.
Expert comment on Julian Assange
Following reports that the US is preparing charges to seek Julian Assange’s arrest, Dr Binoy Kampmark, Senior Lecturer at RMIT’s School of Global Urban and Social Studies, is available for comment.
Flight to safer land post NZ quakes increases housing prices: study
Higher awareness of earthquake risks among residents in Christchurch, New Zealand, has led to increased prices for houses on safer land, a new RMIT study suggests.
Call to phase out lead bullets at shooting ranges
Lead released when people fire weapons at shooting ranges creates such a health risk that lead bullets should be phased out, according to new research.
Younger investors put stock market returns at risk
Stock market investors who are young, male or who use stop losses are more likely to trade frequently and reduce returns, according to new research.
Bio-inspired energy storage: a new light for solar power
Inspired by an American fern, researchers have developed a groundbreaking prototype that could be the answer to the storage challenge still holding solar back as a total energy solution.
Making a difference in aged care – for workers and for the aged
RMIT University Professor Sara Charlesworth is leading a pioneering research project which will give aged care providers the tools to enhance job and care quality across the aged care sector.
High risk and critical: fashion exhibition extended
High Risk Dressing / Critical Fashion, which examines the continued influence of the legendary Fashion Design Council (FDC) on today’s fashion practice, has been extended until Thursday 13 April.
Valuing design – NGV partners with RMIT
A new partnership between the National Gallery of Victoria and RMIT will combine academic research and student work with curatorial excellence to strengthen Victoria’s design industry.
Poor lending reforms may deprive most vulnerable of home basics: study
Changing lending rules to restrict access to financial services could deprive low-income people of home basics like white goods, furniture and internet access, a new RMIT study suggests.
RMIT students design ACMI’s first ever line of merchandise
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will launch a fresh line of merchandise locally designed and produced in collaboration with RMIT University’s textile design students.
Expert comment on Wikileaks 'Vault 7'
Three RMIT experts are available to speak on the latest release of documents by Wikileaks.
‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ gets kids ahead in education, start-ups: study
Adult children inheriting or being gifted wealth from their parents are more likely to have completed university degrees, be self-employed and have higher bank account balances, a new study finds.
RMIT unveiled as Industry and Innovation Precinct partner
RMIT is again joining the Australian Grand Prix Corporation as a strategic partner of the Industry and Innovation Precinct at the 2017 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix.
RMIT trifecta represents Australia in Fly Your Ideas competition
Aerospace engineering students from RMIT University are flying the green and gold in the 2017 Airbus Fly Your Ideas competition - the only Australian teams left in the global aviation innovation hunt.
Screening Melbourne conference puts local work in spotlight
RMIT University will host day one of the three-day inaugural Screening Melbourne conference tomorrow (Wednesday).
First ever Melbourne music memorabilia event staged by RMIT and Monash
Lovers of Melbourne’s music scene have the chance to become part of history at a special event that aims to capture five decades of memories and memorabilia under a joint RMIT and Monash project.
Liquid metal nano printing set to revolutionise electronics
A new technique using liquid metals to create integrated circuits that are just atoms thick could lead to the next big advance for electronics.
New approach to address increasing rates of homelessness
A new partnership between Victoria’s leading housing organisation Unison* and RMIT will combine academic research and street smarts to improve the lives of 650,000 Australians facing housing issues.
RMIT and ABC News relaunch Fact Check
RMIT University and ABC News have partnered to relaunch award-winning news service Fact Check, to be based in Melbourne at the University’s new state-of-the-art Media Precinct.
Remembering Ronald Ryan
Human rights activists will hold a silent vigil tomorrow (Friday) to mark the 50th anniversary of the execution of Ronald Ryan.
Fashion and design students enter the Anthropocene
RMIT students will explore a new era of fashion and design in ANTHROPOCENE, an exhibition at First Site Gallery co-hosted with the 2017 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.
Public WiFi users choose convenience over cybersecurity
Around two million Australians are risking data breaches each day doing their banking and conducting other financial transactions on unsecured public Wi-Fi networks, a study has found.
RMIT takes over Melbourne’s streets and skies for Graduation!
Melbourne’s newest graduating students will take over the city streets, while RMIT planes take to the skies tomorrow, Wednesday, 14 December, at RMIT University’s annual Graduation Parade.
Disability champion honoured
Australia’s former Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes AM, will be presented with an Honorary Doctorate at tomorrow’s RMIT University graduation ceremony.
New diamond harder than ring bling
RMIT researcher Professor Dougal McCulloch has helped develop a diamond that’s predicted to be harder than a jeweller’s diamond.
Photonics team’s devices to boost data centres
A low-cost, low-energy solution for data centre operators to help them manage increased data volumes has won backing from the CSIRO.
RMIT buildings re-opened
RMIT has re-opened several buildings on City Campus, which were temporarily closed as a precaution following threats received by the University.
Book launch highlights strategic design
A new book exploring the importance of strategic design will be launched at RMIT on Thursday 8 December.
Building closures (11, 13, 55, 56 and 57)
Statement on building closures on City campus.
RMIT health researchers awarded $2.4 million
RMIT researchers have received $2.4 million in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants.
New study examines heatwave health risks on vulnerable households
As global warming makes heatwaves more frequent, longer and hotter, how do we help households who are most vulnerable to health and financial impacts?
Researchers question relevance of popular thinking on fighting poverty
A seminar will question the relevance of the focus on “financial wellbeing” among policy-makers and service providers to the lives of those most affected by economic, technological and social change.
RMIT professor awarded 2016 Victoria Prize
RMIT's Distinguished Professor Min Gu has been awarded the 2016 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation for his outstanding contributions to significant nanophotonic discovery and innovation.
Expert panel to discuss ending violence against women
An expert-led panel discussion on Friday will explore the prevention of violence against women and challenge existing structures that perpetrate gendered abuse.
RMIT Activator initiative to turbo-charge start-ups
RMIT has today launched its RMIT Activator initiative, set to be the cornerstone of enterprise and the entrepreneurial ecosystem at the University.
VicHyper unleashes Australia's first Hyperloop prototype
An inter-disciplinary team of RMIT students is revolutionising the future of transportation as the only finalists from the Southern Hemisphere in Elon Musk’s SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.
Indian stories, Australian screen
Bollywood comes to Melbourne in a festival of Indian cinema and international conference at RMIT.
How can crowdsourcing help us respond better to disasters?
Natural disasters trigger bursts of crowdsourced data that often emerge faster than official statements, but sifting facts from the flood of social noise has been a challenge for authorities.
$660,000 boost for lung cancer treatment
Global pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson has awarded an RMIT academic $660,000 to support his research into lung cancer treatment.
Glimpse the future of advanced Australian fashion
Six unique and diverse designers from RMIT’s Master of Fashion (Design) will launch their original collections at MPavilion on Wednesday 16 November.
New study provides carbon footprint league table for food
Researchers have compiled the first comprehensive carbon footprint league table for fresh food so chefs, caterers and everyday foodies can cook meals without cooking the planet.
RMIT academic questions US election media coverage
The media has failed in its analyses and coverage of the US Presidential election, in the USA and around the world, argues Adjunct Professor Stephen Alomes from RMIT University.
Celestial Ground sculpture to be unveiled
RMIT has partnered with Wonderment Walk Victoria to create Celestial Ground, a public artwork to be unveiled at Victoria Point apartments in Melbourne’s Docklands on 10 November.
Victoria invests in social service change
The Victorian Government is investing in the future of social services, with new funding to support a leading research and teaching institute at RMIT University.
RMIT shapes UN’s New Urban Agenda with Massive Open Online Course
RMIT today launches a first-of-its-kind Ethical Cities open online course at the UN’s global cities summit to connect people around the world with ethical concepts and practice for cities.
‘Open Bar’ forum examines outcomes of alcohol consumption
RMIT will host a forum on Thursday discussing the culture of alcohol consumption and the implications for research in the area of culture, consumption and behavioural change.
New book connects urban planners to Indigenous communities
A new book revealing the critical role planning plays in delivering land justice for Indigenous peoples will be launched today at RMIT by Wurundjeri Tribe Council Elder, Uncle Bill Nicholson.
Expert comment: Dylan’s Nobel … why the times, they are a’changin’
RMIT expert Dr Catherine Strong is available to talk on Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize for Literature.
Expert comment: take a stand against the death penalty
Monday 10 October is the 14th World Day Against the Death Penalty.
Can journalism tell the truth and survive?
RMIT is bringing together a distinguished panel of journalists and editors to discuss one of the biggest challenges facing journalists today.
Are complex networks and systems more stable than simpler ones?
A large complex system or network that sustains multiple life forms – such as the Great Barrier Reef – would seem to be more likely to be stable to disturbances than a simple one.
New approach to address increasing rates of homelessness
A new partnership between Yarra Community Housing and RMIT will combine academic research and street smarts to improve the lives of the more than 650,000 Australians facing housing issues.
Australia on the way to achieving health-related UN goals
Australia is ranked in the top 10 in the world for a new health study related to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, published in The Lancet today.
RMIT hosts Australia’s top space researchers
The exploration of Jupiter, Pluto and Mars will headline Australia’s annual gathering of space researchers and scientists in Melbourne next week.
Expert comment on Port of Melbourne lease
Professor Jago Dodson, Director of RMIT's Centre for Urban Research, is available to talk on State Government proposals to spend the proceeds of the $9.7 billion deal to lease the Port of Melbourne.
The spice of life: cinnamon cools your stomach
Adding cinnamon to your diet can cool your body by up to two degrees, according to research published today.
Community politics remains central to transport planning: study
A new study by RMIT offers valuable lessons for community participation in controversial transport projects, examining how citizens respond to the politics of transport decision-making.
Planning may cut ‘late evacuation’ bushfire death toll
Better forward planning techniques could have dramatically cut the death toll during Victoria’s Black Saturday bushfires in 2009, according to new RMIT research.
Female entrepreneurs and agtech innovators get a boost from LaunchVIC
RMIT projects aimed at giving entrepreneurs leadership training and innovation coaching have received funding from the first round of the State Government’s LaunchVIC program.
Occupied at RMIT Design Hub - final weeks
In its final weeks, Occupied at RMIT Design Hub showcases proposals for housing a rapidly growing urban population – the exhibition closes Saturday 24 September.
Keeping it in the family: on the hunt for the entrepreneur gene
Could the secret to business success be locked in our genes? A new RMIT study is investigating how families pass on entrepreneurial traits – and the positive role of narcissism in business success.
Forum to focus on gendered violence and abuse
A newly formed network to combat domestic and sexual violence will hold its first public forum in Melbourne tomorrow night (Tuesday).
Expert comment on Apple software breach
Apple has issued a global operating system upgrade for iPhones and iPads after researchers found three previously undisclosed software weaknesses.
Green homes offer financial relief for vulnerable families: study
New research by RMIT urban experts on low-carbon housing in Horsham has found that households could be better off by A$1000 per year and boost their health and living conditions.
Tech issues cause most drone accidents: research
World-first research has found technical problems rather than operator errors are behind the majority of drone accidents, leading to a call for further safeguards for the industry.
Over-the-counter laser pointers a threat to eyesight
Laser pointers bought legally for less than $30 are a threat to eyesight – with one pointer found to be 127 times over the legal limit.
Fellowship win boosts research into obesity and brain functioning
RMIT researcher Sarah Spencer has won the inaugural Club Melbourne Fellowship in a boost for her work around ageing-associated brain inflammation.
Microbeads contaminate fish with toxic chemicals: study
As pressure mounts for a global ban on the use of microbeads in cosmetic products, researchers have for the first time shown they directly contaminate fish with toxic chemicals.
Winter arts set to blast off
RMIT University is bringing a fresh blast of public art to Melbourne with its first Winter Blast arts festival set to take off from Wednesday, 24 August.
One-stop shop to boost food processing industry
A new Food Research and Innovation Centre at RMIT’s Bundoora campus is set to boost Victoria’s contribution to the expanding food processing industry.
Online gaming can boost school scores
Teenagers who regularly play online video games tend to improve their school results, according to new research from RMIT.
Food tech centre launch to boost Victorian economy
The Minister for Industry and Employment, Wade Noonan, will launch RMIT University’s new Food Research and Innovation Centre at Bundoora tomorrow (Wednesday) morning.
Towards the T-1000: Liquid metals propel future electronics
Science fiction is inching closer to reality with the development of revolutionary self-propelling liquid metals – a critical step towards future elastic electronics.
Enjoy a blast of winter arts
Thirteen-storey high digital art projections will light up RMIT University Swanston Street from Wednesday 24 August during the Urban Animators Winter Blast arts program.
Experts available on Brazilian society and politics at Rio Olympics
RMIT experts are available to comment on issues around society and politics at the Rio Olympics and Paralympics.
Experts available on marketing at Rio Olympics
RMIT experts are available to comment on issues around marketing at the Rio Olympics and Paralympics.
Experts available on science and technology at Rio Olympics
RMIT experts are available to comment on issues around science and technology at the Rio Olympics and Paralympics.
RMIT experts available on security and politics at Rio Olympics
RMIT experts are available to comment on issues around security and politics at the Rio Olympics and Paralympics.
Expert available on NT juvenile justice
Adjunct Professor Rob Hulls is available to comment on the Northern Territory juvenile justice scandal following the explosive revelations aired on Four Corners last night.
RMIT researchers make leap in measuring quantum states
A breakthrough into the full characterisation of quantum states has been published today as a prestigious Editors’ Suggestion in the journal Physical Review Letters.
Expert available on Pokemon Go craze
Distinguished Professor Larissa Hjorth is an artist, digital ethnographer and Professor in the Games programs of RMIT University’s School of Media and Communication.
City of Melbourne smoke-free consultation
RMIT University welcomes the City of Melbourne’s consultation exercise over making footpaths outside most of our City campus buildings smoke-free.
Indigenous students get a VIEW to engineering their future
Young Indigenous students from across Australia will head to RMIT tomorrow to learn more about engineering.
Federal election experts – post-election commentary
A range of RMIT University experts are available for incisive takes on what the election results will mean for the economics, technology, education, national security and legal reform sectors.
Federal election experts – post-election commentary
A range of RMIT University experts are available for incisive takes on what the election results will mean for the economics, technology, education, national security and legal reform sectors.
Expert comment on Istanbul airport bombings
RMIT University’s Professor Jeff Lewis is available (for phone interviews only) to speak on the suicide bombings at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport.
Top ICT students head to China to explore latest innovation trends
RMIT information technology students Pauline Jungco and Jack Bryant are heading to China in July as part of Huawei Australia’s Seeds for the Future program.
Expert comment on Brexit referendum
RMIT University’s Professor Bruce Wilson and Dr Binoy Kampmark are available to speak on the British referendum on membership of the European Union.
Royal introduction to business for transitioning Defence Force members
As part of a royal initiative, transitioning Australian Defence Force members will attend RMIT in Melbourne for an intensive week of business studies to equip them for civilian life as entrepreneurs.
RMIT and Indonesian universities work together on teacher training
RMIT education academics will be working with two Indonesian universities to improve the outcomes of student teachers’ school placements.
Researchers refine method for detecting quantum entanglement
RMIT quantum computing researchers have developed and demonstrated a method capable of efficiently detecting high-dimensional entanglement.
Victoria to champion social service change
Funding is being made available for a new research and teaching institute at RMIT to put Victoria in the box seat ahead of significant change in the delivery of social service.
Support for Indigenous entrepreneurs
RMIT University is offering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrepreneurs the chance to start their own business with a new scholarship.
State-of-the-art, smart student housing at RMIT Bundoora
RMIT University has officially opened Walert House at its Bundoora campus.
RMIT opens unique Indigenous garden on City campus
RMIT has opened “Ngarara Place” – a unique Indigenous landscape and urban design space in the heart of the University’s City campus.
Exhibition shows how the future metropolis will be Occupied
A new exhibition at RMIT’s Design Hub will provide ideas and answers to the unspoken questions of how the challenges of the era of the metropolis will be met.
Australia moving backwards with work, family and care policies: report
The Work and Family Policy Roundtable, co-convened by RMIT’s Professor Sara Charlesworth, has released its key recommendations in an election benchmark report.
Gillian Triggs to join RMIT University
The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, has been appointed as Chairperson of the Juris Doctor Advisory Board at RMIT University.
Escalating suicide rates more than an election issue
Social work expert Associate Professor Jenny Martin is available to talk on the issue of rising suicide rates.
Federal Election experts: Education and skills
Education experts at RMIT University will be available throughout the 2016 Australian Federal Election campaign to comment on education and skills issues.
How brick-makers can help butt out litter
RMIT researchers have shown how fired-clay bricks made with cigarette butts can save energy and help solve a global littering problem.
Playgroups offer vital support for mothers and benefits for community
Community playgroups have significant social and economic benefits not just for children but also for their parents, particularly mothers, according to new research.
Federal Election experts: Property and housing
RMIT University property and housing academics are available to discuss issues as they arise during the 2016 Australian Federal Election campaign.
Former Siemens CEO honoured by RMIT
Former Siemens Limited CEO Helmut Pekarek will be presented with an honorary doctorate at today’s RMIT University graduation.
Federal Election experts: Violence, legal reform, crime and addiction
Issues around violence, legal reform, crime and addiction are likely to be raised in the 2016 Australian Federal Election campaign, and RMIT University experts are available to comment.
Education champion honoured by RMIT
Engineer and education champion, Emeritus Professor David Beanland AO, will be presented with an honorary doctorate at tomorrow’s RMIT University graduation.
Federal Election experts: Innovation and Technology
Innovation and technology are likely issues in the 2016 Australian federal election campaign and RMIT University experts are available to discuss.
Statement from Vice-Chancellor
The RMIT community is concerned to learn of an incident involving a serious injury to one of our students at RMIT Village.
Federal Election experts: Infrastructure and cities
RMIT University experts are available to canvass issues around infrastructure and cities during the 2016 Australian Federal election campaign.
Federal Election experts: Global terrorism and national security
The war on terror and national security are expected to be raised as issues during the 2016 Australian Federal Election and RMIT University experts are available to discuss.
Minister opens RMIT Skills and Jobs Centre
RMIT is bringing together career and course advice with job-ready activities to offer a complete service, delivered where vocational students learn.
Sun not shining on solar technology in real estate sales pitches
Real estate agents are not highlighting the benefits of solar as a selling point when homes hit the market, surprising research from RMIT University reveals.
Federal Election experts: Family, social and youth welfare
Experts from RMIT University with academic and career backgrounds in family, social and youth welfare are available to comment on issues during the 2016 Australian Federal Election.
Social media as a place in which we live
How important are memes, selfies and social media to our everyday lives? This is the question at the heart of Professor Daniel Miller’s <em>Why We Post</em> research.
RMIT’s Alessi Mutants hits WantedDesign in New York
An exhibition of designs developed for Alessi by RMIT students will offer a glimpse into the vibrant future of making and production at one of the world’s leading design events, WantedDesign.
Federal Election experts: Economics, tax, business and work
Economics, tax, business and the workforce are among the issues that RMIT University academics are available to comment on, as they arise during the 2016 Australian Federal Election.
Federal Election experts: Environment, climate change and disasters
RMIT University experts will canvass issues relating to the environment, climate change and disaster management as they arise during the 2016 Australian Federal Election campaign.
Federal Election experts: Marketing, branding and political spin
RMIT University experts will canvass issues as they arise during the 2016 Australian Federal Election.
Quantum computing closer as RMIT drives towards first quantum data bus
RMIT researchers have trialled a quantum processor capable of routing quantum information from different locations, in a critical breakthrough for quantum computing.
Indigenous education leader honoured by RMIT
Indigenous education leader Professor Jeannie Herbert AM is one of RMIT’s Outstanding Alumni for 2016.
RMIT artists go underground with an international Dirty Dozen
If you’re a city commuter, you’ll have something new to look at this autumn as you wander through the historic underground depths of Campbell Arcade to get to Degraves Street.
From IT to black holes: nano-control of light pioneers new paths
An Australian research team has created a breakthrough chip for the nano-manipulation of light, paving the way for next gen optical technologies and enabling deeper understanding of black holes.
Do you have an idea that will benefit Western Victorian communities?
If so, you could receive up to $10,000 from the 2016 Helen and Geoff Handbury Fellowship Program through RMIT University.
Design Hub exhibition explores Design and Play
RMIT Design Hub presents the exhibition <em>Design & Play</em> – from Friday 29 April to Saturday 14 May.
No more washing: nano-enhanced textiles clean themselves with light
A spot of sunshine is all it could take to get your washing done, thanks to pioneering nano research into self-cleaning textiles at RMIT University.
RMIT showcases jobs of the future
From electric racing cars to 3D printing, virtual reality and smart textiles.
100th chair for Melbourne revealed at 100 Chairs in 100 Days
Designed and made in Melbourne, the 100th Chair for the <i>100 Chairs in 100 Days: Martino Gamper</i> exhibition at RMIT University Design Hub has been revealed.
Stretchable nano-devices towards smart contact lenses
Researchers at RMIT University and the University of Adelaide have joined forces to create a stretchable nano-scale device to manipulate light.
Mapping artworks that shape country
Interpretive Wonderings is an exhibition produced in collaboration with the Culpra Milli Aboriginal Corporation. It maps works shaped by the stories and history of the country of Culpra Station, NSW.
RMIT smart vests have construction workers’ safety at heart
Heat stress is a growing safety concern within the building industry and an RMIT researcher has designed an innovative smart vest that can monitor the health of construction workers in real time.
Researchers ride new sound wave to health discovery
Acoustics experts at RMIT University have created a new class of sound wave – the first in more than half a century – in a breakthrough they hope could lead to a revolution in stem cell therapy.
RMIT graduates take over Melbourne!
Melbourne’s newest graduating students will take over the city streets today – Wednesday 16 December – at RMIT University’s annual Graduation Parade.
Sustainability champion honoured by RMIT
Sustainability champion and visionary, Carolyn Parker, will be presented with an honorary doctorate at this week’s RMIT University graduation.
Headbanging Aussie bee takes a heavy metal approach to pollination
Research has for the first time revealed the heavy metal secret behind an Australian bee’s unique approach to pollination: high-speed headbanging.
Study examines issues around residential car parking
Residents of Australian cities are needed to take part in RMIT University research to better understand residential car parking habits, wants and needs.
RMIT graduates go to great lengths in textile design showcase
Graduating RMIT Bachelor of Arts Textile Design students have pieced together an outstanding exhibition of their final projects for design devotees.
100 Chairs in 100 Days - acclaimed exhibition comes to Melbourne
Internationally regarded exhibition <em>100 Chairs in 100 Days</em> by Martino Gamper will be on display at RMIT’s Design Hub from Friday 26 February to Saturday 9 April next year.
RMIT invests $100,000 in four student start-ups
RMIT University’s New Enterprise Investment Fund (NEIF) has today announced the names of four student businesses that will be given a financial leg-up through new $25,000 interest-free loans.
Outstanding RMIT research rewarded with 13 top ERA ratings
RMIT University research has been rated as among the best in the world in 13 fields in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) round, released today by the Australian Research Council.
Design Hub exhibition tests limits of human and robot skills
<i>Technics & Touch: Body-Matter-Machine</i> brings together practitioners Charles Anderson and Jondi Keane to test the limits of human and robot proficiencies.
Sins of the father could weigh on the next generation: RMIT study
The amount of food consumed by fathers could have a direct impact on their unborn children’s health and wellbeing, according to new RMIT University research.
RMIT graduates use public art to bring campus to life
Graduating RMIT art students will weave a world of wonder through the City campus this week, in a one-night-only show celebrating their final projects.
Australia’s next fashion revolution is here
RMIT is launching the next generation of leading Australian fashion designers through a unique showcase at Melbourne’s cultural summer landmark MPavilion2015.
RMIT gives optical fibre start-up a helping hand
Moving on after a naval career has been made easier for Brisbane resident Brad Barr, thanks to a $5 million New Enterprise Investment Fund established by RMIT University.
Revolutionary new weapon in air pollution fight
Australians could soon be using their smartphones to combat a deadly form of air pollution, thanks to a potentially life-saving breakthrough by RMIT University researchers.
RMIT students apply tech solutions to social justice challenges
An RMIT student team has been recognised for developing a technology-based solution to help people who receive fines but struggle to pay due to disadvantage and hardship.
New academy boosts practical teacher training
A pioneering teaching academy in Melbourne’s north will boost student teachers’ practical skills by better harnessing the educational knowledge and classroom insights of experienced teachers.
Bell to ring in new RMIT Trading Facility
It looks like a set from hit Hollywood movies Wall Street and Trading Places, but the RMIT Trading Facility (RTF) is for finance whizzes learning to "buy" and "sell".
Humanitarian design degree to improve disaster recovery
RMIT is fostering the next generation of humanitarian designers through a new postgraduate degree to build critical skills in design-led disaster recovery.
Online abuse affects 3 in 5 Australians: study
Three in five Australians have been the target of online harassment and abuse, landmark RMIT University research reveals.
Blooming microflowers open new electronic frontiers
RMIT University researchers have developed artificial microflowers that self-assemble in water and mimic the natural blooming process, an important step for advances in frontier-edge electronics.
RMIT finds 1.4 million Australians have slept rough
A staggering one in 10 Australians have been forced to sleep rough at some stage in their lives, with new research by RMIT University revealing the true plight of the homeless.
Writing fellows headed to China for immersive exchange
Australian writers Alice Pung and Michele Lee will travel to China for a collaborative immersion residency after being awarded fellowships through an innovative RMIT University program.
New nebuliser set to replace the need for jabs
A revolutionary nebuliser developed by RMIT University researchers could one day deliver life-saving cancer drugs and vaccines traditionally given by injection.
Photons on a chip set new paths for secure communications
RMIT research has helped crack the code to ultra-secure telecommunications of the future in an international research project that could also expedite the advent of quantum computing.
Low income earners suffer housing affordability stress
One in five Australians experienced housing affordability stress and for half of them, the negative impact was recurrent or enduring during the decade from 2001-2011, new research from RMIT reveals.
Latest RMIT statement on Millbrook plane crash
The RMIT community is today dealing with the devastating news that one of our students died yesterday while on a solo training flight.
Statement on Tuesday's air crash
The RMIT community is devastated by the news that one of our students has died while on a solo training flight.
RMIT investment fund gives start-ups a helping hand
Boundary-pushing fashion designer and imagineer Nixi Killick is one of the first entrepreneurs to receive the support of RMIT’s $5 million New Enterprise Investment Fund.
RMIT fashion courses in global top 10
RMIT University is the only Australian institute to make the top 10 in the 2015 Business of Fashion’s (BoF) Global Fashion School Rankings.
What is possible in less than 30 seconds?
RMIT University’s Design Hub is exhibiting "Work With Me Here" by Nathan Gray from Friday 4 September to Saturday 3 October.
Stormy space weather puts equatorial regions’ power at risk
Stormy space weather sweeping across the equator is threatening vital power grids in regions long considered safe from such events, ground-breaking new research from RMIT reveals.
Celebrating 40 years of Career Education and Development
RMIT’s School of Education is celebrating 40 years of its Graduate Diploma of Careers Education and Development.
Australia’s first 3D printed spine implant
RMIT has worked with a medical device company and a neurosurgeon to successfully create a 3D printed vertebral cage for a patient with severe back pain.
RMIT shining the light on public art
Melbourne CBD residents and visitors will enjoy a week of spectacular digital projection created by RMIT University.
RMIT Open Day – Sunday 9 August
RMIT is open on Sunday 9 August from 10am to 4pm to give future students, their families and friends the chance to explore all that’s on offer from one of Australia’s original tertiary institutions.
From Kathmandu to Kinglake: design in disaster recovery
RMIT University will this week host a public forum of industry experts to examine the role of the architect in dealing with disaster impacted communities.
Is Design more than just better products?
RMIT will hold its inaugural Design for Impact Festival from Thursday 23 July to Sunday 9 August at the University’s City and Brunswick campuses and various City locations.
Chilled-out Newton a model worker as he freezes for fashion
Feeling the winter chill? Spare a thought for Newton, the $250,000 sophisticated test dummy helping RMIT University researchers come up with the latest fabrics and designs for warm clothing.
RMIT hosts major Healthcare Symposium
Poisonous sea snails could be carrying the next generation of pain killing drugs, spelling hope for more than three million Australians living with chronic pain, RMIT University research reveals.
Smart Flexibility – a leading-edge exhibition at RMIT
Can a system achieve intelligence by combining the control of a flexible structure with the properties of an active material? The answer is ‘Yes’, and you will discover it at Smart Flexibility.
New RMIT Health Sciences Clinic at University Hill
RMIT University will officially open its new Health Sciences Clinic at University Hill in Bundoora on Thursday 16 July.
Pets are playing with iPads
Can’t keep your cat from getting its claws in to your iPad?
Sleeping at work could become part of the job
Sleeping on the job may become the norm for Australia’s million plus shift-workers if research by RMIT sleep expert Dr Melinda Jackson gets the nod.
WRICE Early Career Fellowship applications open
RMIT’s Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange (WrICE) program has opened applications for an Early Career Fellowship in China in 2016.
Art Calls and Tracey Moffatt answers
Renowned Australian artist Tracey Moffatt will give her first Melbourne public lecture at RMIT University on Tuesday 7 July.
Physical exercise a licence to print chocolate
RMIT researcher Rohit Ashok Khot has found the sweetest way in the world to get people to exercise.
All eyes are on Sofie as she takes out Miles Franklin award
RMIT alumnus Sofie Laguna has won the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award – Australia’s top fiction prize – for her novel <i>The Eye of the Sheep</i>.
RMIT advertising students up for international awards
Three groups of RMIT students have been nominated for Future Lion awards at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity – one of the most prestigious advertising award shows in the world.
Slovenian minister Gorazd Žmavc to speak at RMIT
RMIT University’s European Union Centre will host an event featuring the Minister for Slovenians abroad on Friday.
Historical look at how media shaped Christianity
RMIT’s Professor Peter Horsfield’s new book From <em>Jesus to the Internet: A History of Christianity and Media</em> looks at the influence of media in the historical development of Christianity.
Borderline disadvantaged to be hard hit by climate change
A community resilience model developed by RMIT researchers has exposed an invisible layer of socially vulnerable and disadvantaged people to be hard hit by climate change.
Stretchy sensors can detect deadly gases and UV radiation
RMIT University researchers have created wearable sensor patches that detect harmful UV radiation and dangerous, toxic gases such as hydrogen and nitrogen dioxide.
RMIT students finalists for the Jacoby-Walkley scholarship
RMIT students Sam Cucchiara and Lucy Hinton have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship.
Design innovations are blowing in the wind
RMIT researchers are using state-of-the-art modelling techniques to study the effects of wind on cities, paving the way for design innovations in building, energy harvesting and drone technology.
RMIT art to light up Richmond Housing Estate
The cold, dark nights of winter will shine brighter at the Richmond Housing Estate this weekend thanks to innovative work of RMIT art students.
New technology can detect depression in adolescents
RMIT PhD graduate Brian Ooi has developed new technology that has potential to detect depression in adolescents.
RMIT introduces new Master of Design Futures program
RMIT University is offering a new online Master program designed to develop strategic and business-oriented thinking for practicing designers worldwide.
RMIT students to create a book in nine days
Students from RMIT’s School of Media and Communication will create a 200-page book in nine days as part of the Emerging Writers’ Festival.
Melbourne to host top international Big Data conference
RMIT’s Professor Timos Sellis will chair the world’s premier information and data management conference which kicks off in Melbourne on Sunday 31 May.
Do our scars define us?
RMIT PhD researcher, Dr Lee Kofman, is exploring the impact of scars often hidden to the naked eye.
BiG Day In at RMIT to give students a taste of IT
More than 450 secondary school students will be at RMIT on Wednesday 27 May for the popular BiG Day In event promoting careers in Information Technology.
School of Art partners with international artists
RMIT School of Art will collaborate with dynamic Canadian Indigenous artists Jason Baerg and Michael Belmore through the international Artist in Residence (iAIR) program.
Research shows sampling has artistic merit
Research by RMIT University PhD graduate, Nathanael Bates, investigates the notion of originality in remix culture.
NASA astronaut to make a landing at RMIT
Former NASA astronaut Sandy Magnus, who flew two missions to the International Space Station, will speak at RMIT University on Thursday, 21 May.
Nano memory cell can mimic the brain’s long-term memory
RMIT University researchers have mimicked the way the human brain processes information with the development of an electronic long-term memory cell.
Arty sisters co-curate for a greener planet
RMIT arts masters Verity and Adriane Hayward are proof that a combined sister act can help paint a greener world.
RMIT Textile Design graduate wins state design award
Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design) graduate Cassie Byrnes has won the state prize in the Design Institute of Australia’s Graduate of the Year Awards (GOTYA).
SMUDGE – erasing and exploring art and choreography
RMIT Design Hub presents SMUDGE – a new collaboration between Phillip Adams BalletLab and Brook Andrew, in partnership with RMIT Design Hub – from Monday 18 May to Friday 29 May.
Experimental Practice: Provocations In and Out of Design
RMIT Design Hub presents <em>Experimental Practice: Provocations In and Out of Design</em> from Monday 11 May to Saturday 30 May.
Social media blurs lines between sport and alcohol culture
Alcohol companies are finding new and sophisticated ways to use the power of social media to pitch drinking as pivotal to the sporting experience, a new study shows.
RMIT welcomes Robin Hemley as Adjunct Professor
Director of the Writing Program at Yale-NUS in Singapore and Writer-in-Residence, Robin Hemley, has been appointed Adjunct Professor (Creative Writing) at RMIT.
Perceptive Power at RMIT Design Hub
RMIT Design Hub presents an exhibition examining the complex relationship between the artist and industry, within the context of what is described as our “third industrial revolution”.
Click to view: RMIT Art Collection goes online
The RMIT University Art Collection, a source of inspiration for scholars and students for more than 125 years, will take a leap into the 21st century when it is launched online this week.
Family violence report aims to interrupt cycle of violence
Flash incarceration for perpetrators who do not comply with court orders is one of a range of recommendations to break the cycle of family violence outlined in a major new RMIT University report.
RMIT launches flagship $8m fashion hub
RMIT has cemented its global position as a leader in fashion education and research with the $8 million redevelopment of a major building on the Brunswick campus.
Rosie Batty to launch RMIT’s family violence report
Australian of the Year and anti-domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty will launch a major RMIT University report on family violence on Thursday, 19 March.
Herbal trials a first for psoriasis and eczema treatment
Chinese medicine researchers at RMIT University will trial new ground-breaking herbal formulations to identify effective and safe treatment options for people with psoriasis and eczema.
High-tech gas sensing capsules for better gut health
Researchers have developed high-tech gas sensing capsules that can send data from inside the gut direct to a mobile phone, opening new possibilities for diagnosis, treatment and health analysis.
‘Nano-earthquakes’ hold key to smarter electronics
The performance of mobile phone cameras and solar cells could be boosted by “nano-earthquakes”, researchers have found.
RMIT appoints Julian Goddard to lead its School of Art
RMIT University has appointed Associate Professor Julian Goddard as the new Head of its School of Art.
Cutting-edge fashion perspectives at RMIT Design Hub
The creative territory between fashion, architecture and performance is explored in two new exhibitions at RMIT Design Hub from 5 March to 2 April, with opening celebrations tomorrow evening.
Talking drone offers aviation safety boost
In a world first, RMIT University researchers have developed a talking drone that can converse with air traffic controllers just like a normal pilot.
RMIT going for gold in Fly Your Ideas competition
Opportunity knocks for RMIT University as aerospace engineering students team up to prepare for the 2015 Airbus Fly Your Ideas competition.
Unique Airworthiness degree to meet industry demand
RMIT University will officially launch a new specialist postgraduate degree at the Australian International Airshow 2015 in Avalon.
Sea of 100,000 sunflowers reactivates Latrobe Valley
A sea of bright, leggy sunflowers is blooming across the Latrobe Valley as part of an innovative RMIT University project to rejuvenate unused vacant land and unite struggling regional communities
RMIT welcomes John Hughes as Adjunct Professor
Respected filmmaker and film historian John Hughes has been appointed Adjunct Professor (Media) at RMIT University.
Clean thermal energy for clean fresh water
RMIT research into an alternative water desalination and irrigation system based on clean thermal energy will be boosted thanks to a $132,000 grant from the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund.
Follow an alternative tertiary education pathway
The Cert IV in Tertiary Preparation is now available at RMIT Hamilton.
Water vapour study boosts severe weather prediction
Research at RMIT University using four-dimensional GPS modelling to measure water vapour could improve predictions of severe weather, potentially reducing the impact of natural disasters.
Camels and bees in focus at RMIT Green Innovators 2015
How could camels contribute to Australia’s sustainable future? Can alternative urban habitats help protect our bees? And how can people living in high-density areas better connect with nature?
New Vice-Chancellor Martin Bean arrives at RMIT
The new Vice-Chancellor and President of RMIT University, Martin Bean CBE, has arrived at the University.
New policing star-rating system for international road safety
An RMIT University researcher has produced a practical and innovative star-rating system for international road safety that will ultimately help to make roads safer.
Statement on measles at Graduation Ceremony
RMIT University is working with health authorities after two confirmed cases of measles were linked to the RMIT Graduation Ceremony on 17 December.
Reassessing the global nuclear order
The world’s top nuclear weapon policy and strategy experts will gather in Melbourne in January 2015 to examine the history, current challenges and future threats facing the global nuclear order.
It’s Graduation time!
RMIT University’s graduating students are taking over Melbourne today.
The Rosie Project author honoured
Graeme Simsion, author of "The Rosie Project", will be presented with RMIT University's highest honour at this week's Graduation Ceremony at Docklands Stadium in Melbourne on Wednesday evening.
Grand Designs Australia host honoured
Grand Designs Australia host Peter Maddison will be presented with RMIT University's highest honour, at the University's Graduation Ceremony on the Wednesday 17 December.
Pharmacy graduates head for home
RMIT’s first Pharmacy graduates will be giving back to their communities during their internships which start after next week’s graduation.
RMIT’s Tom Kovac to lead global architecture gathering in Malaysia
Leading architect and RMIT Professor Tom Kovac has been appointed as the Artistic Director and Curator of the inaugural Malaysia Biennial 2015.
Discover RMIT graduate design
Immerse yourself in a diverse range of designs and considered creations at RMIT University's upcoming end-of-year design exhibitions.
Conference brings fluid mechanics to life
Engineering's best and brightest will descend on Melbourne next week for the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (8-11 December).
Researchers create globally-acclaimed pop-up park
Landscape architects from RMIT University's Office of Urban Transformations Research (OUTR) have been recognised for a pop-up park design built for a major international exhibition.
RMIT matches $200,000 Westpac scholarship gift
RMIT University has welcomed a $200,000 gift from the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation and the beginning of a new philanthropic partnership between RMIT and Westpac.
The Public City: Essays in Honour of Paul Mees
How can we improve city life? That is one of the questions a book honouring the late Associate Professor Paul Mees seeks to answer.
Furniture and art in focus at graduate exhibitions
Join RMIT’s graduating cohort for a showcase of inspiring designs and artwork.
Discover emerging stars at the RMIT Design Market
Discover unique offerings from some of the city's best emerging artists and designers at an exclusive one-night-only event, presented by RMIT University and Melbourne Central.
Anatomical body painting offers a life lesson
An anatomical body painting project at RMIT University will unveil in hyper-realistic detail the nervous and cardiovascular systems that keep the human body running.
Lab to boost the Data Economy for Aussie business
The launch of a $1.5 million data analytics lab at RMIT University aims to provide a boost to the emerging Data Economy for Australian business.
Forum examines global garments industry
RMIT University and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturing and Exporting Association (BGMEA) will host Australia's first forum on the readymade garments industry this week (19 November).
Journalism students awarded Japan media internships
Two final-year RMIT University journalism students have been awarded travel scholarships through the inaugural Australia Japan Foundation (AJF) media internships.
YEP showcases the future of fashion
RMIT University has showcased the future of global fashion innovation at the Young Essentials Project (YEP) launch.
Community partnerships showcased at graduation
Remote Northern Territory workers will graduate with nationally-accredited health qualifications in Katherine East next week (18 November) through a special program developed by RMIT University.
RMIT’s upcoming graduate exhibitions
Engage with fresh, innovative designs from some of Melbourne’s best emerging talent at upcoming RMIT University graduate showcases.
Apply for a Handbury Fellowship
Do you have an idea that will benefit communities in Western Victoria?
Young Essentials Project launch 2014
Discover the future of global fashion innovation as RMIT's fashion merchandising students showcase their Young Essentials Project (YEP) capsule collections at an exclusive launch party in Melbourne.
RMIT wins $6.37m in ARC research funding
RMIT researchers have been awarded $6.37 million in funding, in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) funding schemes.
Seminar: Germany and the European Union
Germany's Parliamentary president Dr Norbert Lammert will talk about Europe, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, at RMIT today.
Horse racing position drastically cuts drag: study
As jockeys consider their strategies ahead of the nation's biggest horse race, researchers have revealed precisely how much different slipstreaming tactics reduce drag on a horse during a race.
Anti-turbulence technology inspired by feathers
Inspired by nature's own anti-turbulence devices - feathers - RMIT University researchers have developed an innovative system that could spell the end of turbulence on flights.
Art decorates streets in Social Studio Exhibition
A unique exhibition showcasing the work of emerging artists from The Social Studio is set to decorate the streets of Melbourne throughout October.
Hamilton premiere for climate change short film
A short film will premiere in Hamilton next week as part of RMIT University-led research into intensified community vulnerability due to climate change.
Game and design thinking at Melbourne Knowledge Week
The RMIT Games and Experimental Entertainment Lab (GEElab) is joining Melbourne Knowledge Week for exciting design-based workshops.
Interactive musical art at Melbourne Festival
An interactive artwork developed by RMIT University researchers and customised for musicians with intellectual disabilities is part of a special musical event at Melbourne Festival (24 October).
RMIT to host Global Futures Forum
Join ABC News Breakfast presenter, Michael Rowland, as he hosts a panel discussion with prominent industry figures to identify the challenges and opportunities facing global business.
Promoting resilience in post-disaster recovery
The role of design and project managers in post-disaster recovery will be discussed at a public lecture at RMIT University next week (17 October).
Is public transport too important to be left to politicians?
RMIT University will host a public transport debate next week to honour the life of Associate Professor Paul Mees OAM and his contribution to local and international urban transport and planning.
RMIT design talent sweeps Fringe Furniture awards
Students, graduates and academics from the Industrial Design and Furniture Design programs at RMIT University have taken home every award at the Fringe Furniture forum.
Research mimics brain cells to boost memory power
RMIT University researchers have brought ultra-fast, nano-scale data storage within striking reach, using technology that mimics the human brain .
Circus Oz vault unlocked at Melbourne Festival
A remarkable new exhibition at the Melbourne Festival will explore the fascinating 36-year performing history of Circus Oz.
RMIT lecturer new Design Institute of Australia leader
RMIT University's Claire Beale has been appointed President of the Victoria Tasmania branch of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).
New Master program focuses on games animation and interactivity
RMIT University has launched a new Master of Games, Animation and Interactivity (MAGI), designed to develop skills for the ever-evolving digital media landscape.
Study examines electricity use in family life
Families around Australia are needed to take part in RMIT University research to better understand how electricity is used in households with children.
RMIT advertising students take on UTS
In a battle between future advertising stars, RMIT University students will fight it out against the University of Technology Sydney on the Gruen Planet’s "The Pitch".
Australians' views on violence against women still poor report
An alarming number of Australians are ready to excuse rapists and men who control, intimidate, bash and kill women and many apportion blame to the victim, a new report reveals.
Logistics careers prosper in Hamilton
As the south-west region looks to almost triple its commodities growth by 2045, RMIT University is introducing a new Diploma of Logistics to Hamilton.
Indigenous art reveals layers of history at RMIT Gallery
The art of remote Australia will be on display at RMIT Gallery when Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo and Garnkiny: Constellations of Meaning open next week in the presence of the art centres' artists.
New fashion Masters confirm RMIT as global innovator
RMIT University has confirmed its position as a global leader in fashion and textiles with the creation of two new Master programs.
Entrepreneur to meet with Hamilton businesses
RMIT's Entrepreneur in Residence Marcus Powe will meet aspiring and existing business owners when he visits Hamilton next week.
Science on show in the Grampians
RMIT University is hitting the road this week to reach out to science-hungry students in the Grampians.
RMIT fashion students present to the world at MSFW
Outstanding RMIT University fashion students will showcase their work at the 2014 Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW).
RMIT delivers $30m boost to micro and nano-tech
A new $30 million research facility at RMIT University will drive cutting-edge advances in micro- and nano-technologies.
Fashion world goes Gaga for RMIT graduate
An RMIT University fashion graduate has seen her collection featured as part of Lady Gaga's artRAVEworld tour.
UN-RMIT agreement boosts urban sustainability
A new five-year agreement between the United Nations Global Compact and RMIT University will strengthen efforts to tackle the world's urban challenges.
3D printers, robots and CNC milling at Design Hub
Witness the future of manufacturing in The Factory within The Future is Here exhibition at RMIT University Design Hub.
Urban sport and rec pop-up opens in CBD
Melbourne is embracing RMIT University's new urban sport and recreational pop -up , which has brought a vacant CBD site to life.
New Academic Street to transform RMIT in the city
RMIT University has announced plans to transform the heart of its campus in central Melbourne.
New funding strengthens EU Centre at RMIT
The European Union Centre at RMIT University will strengthen its activities until the end of 2017, after signing a new co-funding agreement with the European Union.
How can architecture rebuild devastated communities
A book charting the development of humanitarian architecture will be launched next week by former Foreign Minister Gareth Evans.
RMIT Open Day - Sunday 10 August
RMIT is open this Sunday 10 August from 10am to 4pm to give prospective students, their families and friends the chance to explore all that's on offer from Australia's largest tertiary institution.
Come and play with Bloom at the Design Hub
Internationally renowned architect Alisa Andrasek's interactive installation Bloom will be on show at RMIT University Design Hub from 28 August to 11 October.
RMIT textile graduate has designs on Maxwell Williams
RMIT textile design graduate Lisa Petidis accelerates her global design career next month with the release of her Oriental Blossom collection for Maxwell & Williams.
Still modern The Ulm School of Design at RMIT Gallery
From the revolutionary Braun SK4 'Snow White's Coffin' radio and record player to Lufthansa's corporate branding, this touring exhibition explores the influence of Germany's Ulm School of Design.
Research into silver and bacteria awarded ARC funding
A research project to better understand silver resistance in bacteria has received $880,000 in funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC).
Greater Hamilton to get future education master plan
Education challenges and opportunities for Greater Hamilton will be identified in a Master Plan to be developed by Strategic Enterprise Development (SED) Advisory.
Study finds planning crucial to cutting food waste
When it comes to food waste, the humble householder is the biggest offender - throwing out an estimated 40 per cent of the food they buy.
Proven innovator in higher education to head RMIT University
RMIT Chancellor, Dr Ziggy Switkowski AO, is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Bean to the position of Vice-Chancellor and President of RMIT University .
The Future Is Here… at RMIT Design Hub
RMIT Design Hub is hosting and co-curating an exhibition from London’s Design Museum – "The Future Is Here" – from 28 August to 11 October.
Hamilton farming landscape archives on film
Material from the RMIT University Hamilton archives' Potter Farmland Plan Collection will feature in a new book and film commemorating the Ian Potter Foundation's 50th anniversary.
RMIT awarded $2.3m in ARC linkage funding
RMIT University has been awarded more than $2.36 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grants, announced in Canberra by Education Minister Christopher Pyne.
World Cup ball plays better at higher altitudes study
The Brazuca ball being used in the 2014 FIFA World Cup will play better at Brazil's higher altitude stadiums, according to studies by RMIT University researchers.
Micro-manufacturing breakthrough is wired for sound
In a breakthrough discovery, researchers at RMIT University have harnessed the power of sound waves to enable precision micro- and nano-manufacturing.
Wound research in Australia adds RMIT expertise
The Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre has joined forces with innovative researchers at RMIT University to maximise the potential to heal wounds and conduct wound research.
EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes at RMIT
European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes will give insights into the repercussions of the recent European Parliament elections in a special event at RMIT University tomorrow (18 June).
$1 million project tackles ageing train infrastructure
Meeting Melbourne's future railway infrastructure needs is the subject of a $1 million collaboration between RMIT University and Metro Trains Melbourne.
Research examines soccer players' productivity
On the eve of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, RMIT University researchers have investigated the productivity of top goal scorers in international football.
New professors set to answer the big design questions
Three architecture and design professionals are joining RMIT University to inspire the next generation of practitioners and researchers.
Rapid diagnostic nano-devices advance health
A new $1.25 million research facility will support the development of cheap, ultra-precise and easy-to-use nano-devices for the rapid diagnosis and detection of health hazards.
Cultural immersion writing fellowships strengthen ties
An innovative fellowship program supporting cultural immersion in the Asia-Pacific for Australian writers will expand across the region after receiving $225,000 in funding.
RMIT to match donations to scholarships to $10 million
RMIT University has announced it will match donations to a new RMIT Scholarship Philanthropy Fund up to $10 million.
Lessons in Warrnambool Exchange fire report
An RMIT University report released today examines the impact on south-west Victoria of the mass telecommunications outage in November 2012.
Volunteers wanted for teen health research
Is there a relationship between chemical exposure and young people’s health, behaviour and brain function? What levels of pesticides and other chemicals are in Australian teenagers?
Students benefit from learning support
RMIT University and South West TAFE have appointed a new Learning Coordinator to help students achieve their education goals through a special learning project based in Hamilton.
Victims of sexual assault deserve more justice options report
An RMIT University report has called for the introduction of restorative justice meetings between victims and offenders as part of a range of measures to support justice for victims of sexual assault.
RMIT honours SIM Global Education CEO
IT Hall of Fame member and higher education CEO, Adjunct Professor Lee Kwok Cheong will be honoured by RMIT University today.
Educator honoured by RMIT
A man whose name is synonymous with Australian Higher Education will receive an honorary doctorate from RMIT University on Friday 23 May.
In Conversation with Father Bob
Radio host, community worker and Catholic priest Father Bob Maguire will introduce a screening of his film - In Bob We Trust.
Symposium explores art and the city
A symposium at RMIT University this month will open and extend dialogue about the role of artistic practice in shaping new ways of impacting and understanding urban change.
Sculpture from the RMIT Art Collection on show
For the first time key sculptural works from the RMIT University Art Collection will be displayed at RMIT Gallery in an exhibition that showcases important pieces from the past 50 years and beyond.
Architectural Urbanism: Seoul/Melbourne
Award winning architects and designers from RMIT and the Korean National University of Arts (K'arts) in Seoul will meet at a public exhibition and symposium.
Urban pop-up transforms vacant CBD site
An urban landscaping project will temporarily transform a vacant site into a sports and recreational hub for RMIT's City campus.
RMIT researchers develop new antibacterial fabric
RMIT researchers have developed a new antibacterial fabric that can kill a range of infectious bacteria, such as E coli, within 10 minutes.
Trade Minister Andrew Robb to deliver annual APEC Lecture
Federal Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, will deliver the 2014 Australian APEC Study Centre/ABAC Lecture Series in Melbourne tonight.
Going organic for one week cuts pesticide exposure study
Eating a mainly organic diet for just seven days can reduce pesticide exposure in adults by almost 90 per cent, a world-first RMIT University study has found.
Monstrous Feminine examines modern body culture
An evocative and unsettling photo series on contemporary female body culture is striking a chord with women around the world.
New art and social enterprise project in Hamilton
A new arts project based in Hamilton aims to help disengaged youth develop creatively and grow in entrepreneurial leadership.
Super investment pathway could close rental supply gap
A groundbreaking report published today advises the Australian Government on a more efficient and effective investment pathway to lift the supply of affordable rental housing.
RMIT reports strong financial results
RMIT University, Australia's largest and most internationalised tertiary institution, recorded a group surplus of $67.4 million in 2013.
A bird A plane Or both…
RMIT University researchers are developing bio-inspired unmanned aircraft capable of soaring like birds , boosting energy efficiency and endurance.
RMIT fashion students help launch Australian H&M
Students from RMIT’s fashion and textiles programs have been invited to take part in a graphic design competition to celebrate the launch this week of Australia's first H&M store at Melbourne's GPO.
Media and art facilities boosted in $2m revamp
RMIT University has completed the final stage of a major building project revamping facilities for students in journalism, AV, music, communication and art.
Renowned writer-director Robert Connolly joins RMIT
Writer, director and producer Robert Connolly has been appointed Adjunct Professor (Media) at RMIT University.
RMIT launches $98 million sustainability program
RMIT University has announced a $98 million plan to cut energy and water use and greenhouse gas emissions - the biggest program of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
The Affluent Society Revisited book launch
A new book reviewing how the global financial crisis has affected society will be launched at RMIT University tomorrow.
Bundoora walkway offers artistic journey
A major landscaping project at RMIT’s Bundoora campus is offering students, staff and the community a vibrant artistic journey, with sculptures and sound-art bringing the pedestrian walkway to life.
RMIT fashion makes global impact with new scholarship
Iconic French design and retail company DANIEL HECHTER has introduced an annual scholarship for an outstanding student in one of RMIT University’s internationally-recognised fashion programs.
Landcare from Tokyo to the basalt plains
RMIT University, the Glenelg Hopkins CMA, Friends of Yatmerone and the Pierrepoint Land Protection Group will welcome Japanese Landcarers to the region this weekend (21-23 March).
RMIT invests in aviation simulation technology
RMIT has invested in a new state-of-the-art simulation and test laboratory that will allow researchers to work with the aviation industry to develop and test a wide range of new technologies.
RMIT offers PhD scholarship for AFL recruitment project
A new RMIT scholarship is offering a PhD candidate the chance to take part in a pioneering objective evaluation of AFL recruitment.
RMIT welcomes Morry Schwartz as Adjunct Professor
Publisher and media philanthropist Morry Schwartz has been appointed Adjunct Professor (Journalism) at RMIT University.
RMIT University helps clean up space
RMIT is one of three essential participants of a new Australian Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Space Environment Management, based at Mount Stromlo in the Australian Capital Territory.
Seminal images from Las Vegas Studio at RMIT Design Hub
RMIT Design Hub hosts two vital image exhibitions this year from 1 April to 2 May.
The parent app families in the digital age
How is family life changing as digital and mobile media create opportunities for both more connection and more interruption?
Greening up the Melbourne kitchen
RMIT University graduate Radek Rozkiewicz has been named 2014 Green Innovator of the Year with an innovative reimagining of the socially-responsible kitchen that works without plumbing or power.
Research finds health benefits from free play
Cheap items like crates and buckets encourage children to be more active and creative than expensive play equipment, RMIT University researchers have found.
Graduate’s app uses technology to tackle world hunger
RMIT University graduate and North Melbourne resident James Downing has developed an app that aims to tackle world hunger through trivia.
Liquid metal pump a breakthrough for micro-fluidics
RMIT University researchers have developed the world's first liquid metal enabled pump, a revolutionary new micro-scale device with no mechanical parts.
Become a philosopher in just one night
Fancy some light-hearted philosophy after dark?
RMIT launches Global website
RMIT University has strengthened its status as a global university of technology and design with the launch of a Global website.
Research examines acupuncture needle quality
The quality of needles used in acupuncture worldwide is high but needs to be improved to increase safety and avoid potential problems such as pain and allergic reactions, researchers have found.
Synthesised sponge chemical shows promise for cancer
A promising compound for cancer treatment has been synthesised in a laboratory by an RMIT University researcher during his PhD research.
RMIT goes smoke-free
RMIT University's three Melbourne campuses are going smoke-free, starting on World No Tobacco Day (31 May).
Writing fellowships deepen Asia-Pacific cultural links
A new fellowship program is supporting cultural immersion in the Asia-Pacific for established and emerging Australian writers.
How Native Title impacts on Aboriginal business
An RMIT researcher has examined the impact of the Native Title Act upon Aboriginal entrepreneurship.
Proton flow battery advances hydrogen power
Researchers have developed a concept battery that stores protons produced by splitting water, advancing the potential for hydrogen to replace lithium as an energy source in battery-powered devices.
Fire frequency curves predict water for Victoria
An RMIT University researcher has correlated severity and frequency of bushfires to predict water yield in related natural water supply catchments.
Social connections key to happiness for at-risk teens
An RMIT University report on the happiness of disadvantaged Australian teenagers has emphasised the vital role of family and friends in mental wellbeing.
Improving agriculture to fight Filipino poverty
RMIT University researchers will examine how improving agriculture can reduce poverty in conflict areas of The Philippines, thanks to a $1.4 million grant.
New Bundoora Indigenous education centre opens
RMIT University has celebrated Reconciliation Week with the opening of its new Ngarara Willim Centre at Bundoora West campus.