RMIT University

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. The University’s mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, quality teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for students, getting them ready for life and work.

RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses and a language centre in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Barcelona, Spain. RMIT also offers programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China and Indonesia, with research and industry partnerships on every continent.

RMIT is ranked 21st in the QS 2018-19 Top 50 Universities Under 50 Years Old and in the world’s top 500 in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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Melbourne is one Australian city that’s moving to improve its waste management and reduce its reliance on trucks to collect waste. TK Kurikawa/Shutterstock

As cities grow, the Internet of Things can help us get on top of the waste crisis

Cities around the world are struggling to manage their mountains of waste. We can use the Internet of Things for smart waste systems that collect, sort, reuse and recycle most of what is thrown out.
Tianjin Garden at the northern end of Spring Street is a symbol of Melbourne’s 40-year friendship with its sister city, Tianjin. Leonid Andronov/Shutterstock

After 40 years of Australian-Chinese sister cities, how are they faring?

Australian city councils appreciate the social and educational benefits of having Chinese sister cities. Gaining new markets and attracting tourists and investment have proved more challenging.
Young people, like teen activist Izzy Raj-Seppings, have directly participated in prevention and emergency relief efforts this bushfire season. Joel Carrett/AAP

Bushfire education is too abstract. We need to get children into the real world

One problem with the Australian Curriculum bushfire content statements is that they are relatively abstract and detached from children’s lived experiences.
Locally managed hazard reduction could give communities greater ownership over prevention and leverage local knowledge. David Bowman

There’s no evidence ‘greenies’ block bushfire hazard reduction but here’s a controlled burn idea worth trying

Local, self organised, community groups can be supported to do strategic hazard reduction through a range of techniques – including targeted grazing, and prescribed or fuel reduction burning.
Demonstrations against freeway construction in Melbourne included a street barricade erected in protest at the F19 extension of the Eastern Freeway. Barricade! – the resident fight against the F19

We’re still fighting city freeways after half a century

Public protests eventually forced the scrapping of some proposed freeways in 1973. Today, we have another round of projects and people are protesting again, with good reason. Government should listen.

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