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RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise.

RMIT’s mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation and quality teaching.

With strong industry connections forged over 133 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied research and the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne – Melbourne City, Brunswick and Bundoora – are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

RMIT is redefining its relationship in working with and supporting Aboriginal self-determination. The goal is to achieve lasting transformation by maturing values, culture, policy and structures in a way that embeds reconciliation in everything the University does. RMIT is changing its ways of knowing and working to support sustainable reconciliation and activate a relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

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 destinations including Singapore, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and mainland China, with research and industry partnerships on every continent.

RMIT has continued to consolidate its reputation as one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions. Released in 2020, RMIT ranked 223rd in the 2021 QS World University Rankings. The University is also ranked eighth in Australia and 39th in East Asia and the Pacific for employer reputation, and 18th globally in the Top 50 Universities Under 50 Years Old. The University also ranked 281st globally in the 2021 US News Best Global Universities rankings. RMIT also ranks in the world’s top 400 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. RMIT ranked 10th globally in the 2020 Times Higher Education Impact Ranking.

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‘Disappointment and disbelief’ after Morrison government vetoes research into student climate activism’

Addressing urgent and complex problems such as climate change involves research across the full spectrum of society – and that includes Australia’s young people.
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2 out of 3 members of university governing bodies have no professional expertise in the sector. There’s the making of a crisis

Universities supposedly have adopted a more corporate approach – but most corporate board members have expertise in the area their company operates in and are more accountable to shareholders.
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5 big ideas: how Australia can tackle climate change while restoring nature, culture and communities

Why rely on unproven technologies when we can store carbon and cut emissions through Country-based and nature-based solutions?

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