As a University of Technology and Design, RMIT is focussed on working with partners to create innovative solutions to transform the future. Through a focus on application and transformation, research at RMIT is undertaken in specialised areas of strength and underpins our curriculum.
As part of RMIT’s Research and Innovation Plan 2011 – 2015, research supports initiatives including:
- Nodes in key cities that are bases for research and research training and focussed on outcomes to benefit these local communities.
- Our world class facilities design, test, implement and showcase innovative research and our campuses are linked to the life of the city in which they are located, connecting to the urban landscape and engaging with industry and community.
- Supported by a Partnership Value Proposition, stronger and deeper connections with industry and community research partners through collaborations and research training enable research to have greater more impact when it involves other organisations.
As a global, urban and connected university, research at RMIT aims to solve critical global problems affecting communities and the environment in its five research focus areas.
Designing the future
An international leader in design research, RMIT academics work collaboratively across design disciplines.
Smart technology solutions
Researchers at RMIT are developing innovative solutions to complex technical challenges.
Improving health and lifestyle
Our academics undertake research in traditional and complementary medicine.
Sustainability and climate change challenges
RMIT’s whole-of-system approach tackles issues impacting our environment.
The future of cities
RMIT is developing solutions to the social and environmental challenges arising from our rapidly changing urban environment.
- RMIT Europe launches in style 11/06/2013RMIT University is expanding its presence to Europe by establishing a site in Barcelona, Spain, to build its European education, research and student mobility activities.
- Sir Paul Smith inspires at RMIT 18/12/2012On a recent visit to Melbourne for the launch of a new store, top British designer Sir Paul Smith found time in his busy schedule to present an exclusive lecture for RMIT University staff and students.
- Year of the sustainable water bottle dragon 10/12/2012A giant dragon, made of recycled water bottles and spanning all four storeys of Melbourne's Chinese Museum, is part of an initiative of RMIT University's Design Research Institute.
RMIT Research and Innovation Plan