Our college and school-based research centres are having a national impact in their specialist areas.
Their links to industry and government allow our academics and Higher Degrees by Research candidates to conduct relevant, focused and applied research. They work in a vibrant collegiate environment, supported by advanced facilities, specialist resources and opportunities to develop their careers.
Centre for Additive Manufacturing
The Centre for Additive Manufacturing increases the competitiveness of global supply chains for our industry partners through innovation in additive manufacturing technologies and materials science.
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Centre for Advanced Electronics and Sensors
The Centre for Advanced Electronics and Sensors (CADES) develops new sensors, electronics and functional materials using metal compounds, two dimensional structures and bioactive materials.Centre for Advanced Electronics and Sensors
Centre for Advanced Materials and Industrial Chemistry (CAMIC)
CAMIC is a multidisciplinary research centre that brings together the fields of industrial chemistry, materials chemistry, nanotechnology, catalysis, chemical engineering and electrochemistry.
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Communication Technologies Research Centre
The Communication Technologies Research Centre (CTRC) conducts applied and theoretical research into problems associated with radio frequency systems, from the physical layer to the network layer.Communication Technologies Research Centre
Centre for Construction Work Health and Safety Research
CCWHSR conducts applied research with industry partners in the construction and property industries to analyse organisational work health and safety (WHS) performance.Centre for Construction Work Health and Safety Research
Contemporary Art and Social Transformation
CAST produces art research that critically engages with social and public spheres with a particular interest in how artistic practices intersect with issues of equity, access and democracy.Contemporary Art and Social Transformation
The Centre for Design Practice Research (d__Lab)
d___Lab undertakes practice-based research projects engaging constructed and material environments.The Centre for Design Practice Research (d__Lab)
Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC)Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC)
Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Remediation (EnSuRe)
RMIT’s Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Remediation takes an outcome-oriented approach to tackle environmental issues that impact the sustainability of local and international communities.
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Centre for Game Design Research
The Centre for Game Design Research understands games as creative, social and cultural artefacts and thus as this century’s defining medium.Centre for Game Design Research
Centre for Information Discovery and Data AnalyticsCentre for Information Discovery and Data Analytics
Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials
The Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials (CISM) researches and develops novel structures and materials for a sustainable future.
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Centre for Materials Innovation and Future Fashion (CMIFF)
CMIFF brings together senior researchers in material technology, design and enterprise to research, develop and apply design and materials innovation to address real-world problems.
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Micro/Nanomedical Research Centre
Our researchers develop new micro and nano technologies to solve public health problems, and to keep Australia at the forefront of global advancement in medical technologies.
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Centre for Molecular and Nanoscale Physics
The Centre for Molecular and Nanoscale Physics (NanoPHYS) conducts high-quality research in nanoscale physics.
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Centre for People, Organisation and Work
The Centre for People, Organisation and Work (CPOW) is an interdisciplinary research centre focused on analysing the impact of economic, political, technological and social change on people and the communities, industries, and regions in which they work.Centre for People, Organisation and Work
Satellite Positioning for Atmosphere, Climate and Environment
The SPACE Research Centre is committed to advancing the global competitive status of the Australian space industry.Satellite Positioning for Atmosphere, Climate and Environment
Science, Health and Engineering Educational Research (SHEER) Centre
The SHEER Centre supports and promotes research and innovation in learning and teaching across science, engineering and health disciplines.
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Sir Lawrence Wackett Aerospace Centre
For more than 20 years, the Sir Lawrence Wackett Aerospace Centre has partnered with industry to lead fundamental and applied research into aerospace related science and technologies.
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Social and Global Studies Centre
The Social and Global Studies Centre is home to innovative, rigorous, and forward thinking expert researchers.Social and Global Studies Centre
Centre for Urban Research
The Centre for Urban Research is directly responding to the globally important need to shape cities that are environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.Centre for Urban Research
Water: Effective Technologies and Tools (WETT) Research Centre
The WETT Research Centre is a one-stop shop which provides a unique multi-disciplinary approach to water-related research.
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RMIT early career researchers win $3.3 million
The Australian Research Council has awarded eight RMIT early career researchers a combined $3.3 million in funding in the first round of the 2020 Discovery Early Career Researcher Award scheme.
Blueprint for building a lived experience workforce
A toolkit for embedding people with experience of mental health challenges into public, private and NGO workplaces has just been launched.
Making peace between sworn enemies: Lessons from a divided region
Born in Sarajevo shortly before the Yugoslav Wars erupted there in 1991, Nerkez Opacin knows first-hand how quickly a society can tear itself apart.