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RMIT is a global university of technology and design. Founded in 1887, it is now the nation’s largest tertiary institution, with 82,000 students. RMIT has three Melbourne campuses, two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Barcelona, Spain, and significant partnerships in Hong Kong, mainland China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. 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 2010 QS World University Rankings.

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In Nagoro, in Tokushima Prefecture, one resident has made around 300 dolls to replace villagers who are no longer around. Roberto Maxwell/flickr

When a country’s towns and villages face extinction

Across Japan, towns and villages are vanishing as the population ages and young people move to the cities. How the country manages this holds lessons for other developed nations facing a similar fate.
The numbers of people travelling by air continue to grow. What are the ways to make it less unsustainable? Suhyeon Choi/unsplash

Sustainable shopping: is it possible to fly sustainably?

There's really no such thing as truly sustainable air travel, but you can do some things to reduce your impact - such as flying with airlines with newer aircraft or taking a virtual holiday.
Images are so useful in medical diagnosis - but there are legal and ethical concerns about how they’re used. from www.shutterstock.com

Doctors already use phones to share clinical images of patients – legislation needs to catch up

Has your doctor ever taken a photo of your medical condition? It's really useful to aid diagnosis, but we still don't have the right legislation to ensure legal and ethical protections.
Installation view of Kelly Doley’s Things Learnt About Feminism #1–95 2014: a Day-Glo wall of wisdoms, homilies and histories. Collection: Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, University of Western Australia Photograph: Robert Frith - Acorn Studios

A riotous, often ribald exploration of feminism’s unfinished business

A collaborative Melbourne exhibition traces the concerns of women since the 1970s.
The A$6.7bn West Gate Tunnel project has similar problems to the cancelled East West Link. Andi Yu/AAP

Transurban’s West Gate tollway is a road into uncharted territory

Recent decisions to proceed with major road projects have not considered viable alternatives, despite this being a legal requirement.
Regardless of your ATAR, it’s important to keep vocational pathways in mind, not as a lesser option, but as a way of getting experience in an industry you’re interested in. Shutterstock

So you’ve got your ATAR, now what? Here are some options

Students should consider all their options and remember the ATAR is just one measure that doesn't necessarily dictate how well they will do in future.
An installation view of Country & Colony, Lady Sheila Cruthers Gallery, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, The University of Western Australia. The Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art is the only dedicated public collection of art by Australian women. Lyle Branson

Still counting: why the visual arts must do better on gender equality

Gender bias is an ongoing problem in the visual arts. Change is needed at every level to tackle it.
Kasey Chambers was one of the six women who won awards at the ARIAs this year. Women had no nominations at all in Best Group, Dance, Adult Contemporary or Hard Rock/Heavy Metal. David Moir/AAP

The 2017 ARIA Awards are still off-key when it comes to gender

Why, in 2017, are women still falling behind in the ARIA awards: in nominations, winners, and performances?
Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi recently sold for US$450 million. AAP

The economics of ridiculously expensive art

Research shows paintings aren't always good investments. Sky-high prices paid for high-end art are likely due to other factors.

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