RMIT is a global university of technology and design. Founded in 1887, RMIT University is now the nation’s largest tertiary institution.
RMIT enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational educational, applied and innovative research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the cities in which we are located. At the inaugural Victorian International Education Awards, RMIT received the Premier’s award for international education provider of the year and the award for Excellence in International Education (University).
- Global in attitude, action and presence, offering our students a global passport to learning and work.
- Urban in orientation and creativity, shaping sustainable cities and drawing inspiration from the challenges and opportunities they provide.
- Connected through active partnerships with professions, industries and organisations to support the quality, reach and impact of our education and research.
Our philosophy of education and research is founded in action and experience. The insights forged from that experience need to be tested in vigorous debate. That is why we welcome our partnership with The Conversation which shares so many common characteristics with our University: an expansive knowledge network, a strong global focus and an emphasis on solving the practical problems of our time.
RMIT is ranked in the top 15 among all Australian universities (2013 QS World University Rankings) and is in in the top 100 universities world-wide for engineering and technology.
With three campuses in Melbourne (Central Business District, Brunswick and Bundoora), two in Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City) and a centre in Barcelona, Spain, RMIT is a truly global university. We also offers programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Spain, Belgium and Germany, and enjoys research and industry partnerships on every continent.
The University’s student population of 82,000 includes 28,000 international students, of whom 17,600 are taught offshore (almost 7,000 at RMIT Vietnam). RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate and VET programs, enabling students to have the option of work-relevant pathways between vocational and higher education qualifications.
RMIT prides itself on the strong industry links it has forged over its 127-year history. Collaboration with industry is integral to the University’s leadership in applied research and education, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.
Through our global connections and connections with partner organisations, RMIT brings unique capabilities and solutions to research, bringing to bear a transdisciplinary approach that considers both the technological and social dimensions of the work at hand.
Research at RMIT is particularly focused on solving the critical global problems affecting communities and the environment around five key themes: Designing the future; Smart technology solutions; Improving health and lifestyle; Sustainability and climate change challenges; and the future of cities.
RMIT makes innovative and relevant research and insights available in many ways: