RMIT is a global university of technology and design. Founded in 1887, it is now the nation’s largest tertiary institution, with 74,000 students. RMIT is:
- 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.
RMIT’s philosophy of education and research is founded in action and experience. The insights born from that experience need to be tested in vigorous debate. That is why we welcome partnership with The Conversation and this new channel for the exchange of ideas.
RMIT is a leader in technology, design, global business, communication, global communities, health solutions and urban sustainable futures, and is ranked in the top 100 for engineering and technology in the 2011 QS World University Rankings. RMIT has also scored the top ranking—five stars—in the QS Stars, a new system judging excellence in higher education.
In addition to three Melbourne campuses, we have two campuses in Vietnam and partnerships in Europe, Hong Kong, mainland China, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Sri Lanka and Laos.
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: