Research at RMIT aims to solve critical global problems and to deliver significant economic, social and environmental impact.
Unlike conventional discipline-based research structures, the Enabling Capability Platforms connect researchers from multiple disciplines and from across Colleges under a thematic umbrella.
An Enabling Capability Platform is defined by its people, infrastructure, relationships (internal and external), and subject matter expertise.
This allows RMIT to deploy its areas of excellence and strength to comprehensively address critical local, national, regional and global challenges and to nimbly capture emerging opportunities.
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Advanced manufacturing and fabrication is driving the next wave of manufacturing excellence in Australia through the transformation of specialised materials into high performing products.
Creating advanced materials to address the future needs of industries through the design of new materials and modification of existing ones.
Rapid innovations in biomedical and health research are combating global health challenges arising from population growth, increasing urban density, pollution and a rapidly ageing population.
Ensuring social connection and sustainability are enhanced by new technologies through design and creative practice research that draws on social and digital innovation.
This Platform brings together inter-disciplinary and applied researchers to address themes connecting governance, networks, technologies, design, culture, people and performance. It includes a specific focus on innovation, value creation, and sustainability from both market and socio-political perspectives.
Global Business Innovation
Responding to new information technologies and data collection methods that are disrupting society by engaging our experts across multiple disciplines.
Social change research makes sense of human progress, from the local scale to the global, enabling governments, businesses and communities to respond in ways that benefit and strengthen society.
Research that informs how cities can be more equitable, sustainable and accountable by providing integrated planning and design solutions for rapid population growth and urbanisation.
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Research and ECP news
RMIT and Ecole Centrale de Lyon awarded EU funding for global joint PhD program
A prestigious PhD program for nanotechnology research delivered by Ecole Centrale de Lyon in France and RMIT University in Australia has been awarded €1.6M in European funding.
Could child labour be a ‘necessary evil’ while extreme poverty persists?
New research highlighting the dangers of unsafe work for children also shows that child labour, in safer conditions, may help some to survive extreme poverty.
Four in ten think women lie about being victims of sexual assault
Four in ten Australians (42%) think sexual assault accusations are a way of getting back at men, according to the fourth National Community Attitudes Survey (NCAS) on violence against women.
Model city: new software predicts infrastructure lifecycle
Software developed by RMIT researchers is being used to help plan for the lifecycle and maintenance costs of assets including buildings, bridges and stormwater drainage.