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RMIT University (officially the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, informally RMIT) is an Australian public research university in Melbourne, Victoria. Founded by Francis Ormond in 1887, RMIT began as a night school offering classes in art, science, and technology, in response to the industrial revolution in Australia. It was a private college for more than a hundred years before merging with the Phillip Institute of Technology to become a public university in 1992. It has an enrolment of around 87,000 higher and vocational education students, making it the largest dual-sector education provider in Australia. With an annual revenue of around A$1.3 billion, it is also one of the wealthiest universities in Australia. It is rated a five star university by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and is ranked 17th in the World for art and design subjects in the QS World University Rankings, making it the top art and design university in Australia. Its main campus is situated on the northern edge of the historic Hoddle Grid in the city centre of Melbourne. It also has two satellite campuses in the northern suburbs of Brunswick and Bundoora and a training site, situated on the Williams base of the Royal Australian Air Force, in the western suburb of Point Cook. Beyond Melbourne, it has a research site near the Grampians National Park in the rural city of Hamilton. Outside Australia, it has a presence in Asia and Europe. In Asia, it has two branch campuses in the Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City as well as teaching partnerships in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and Sri Lanka. In Europe, it has a coordinating centre in the Spanish city of Barcelona.

Concrete using recycled tyre rubber hits the road to a circular economy

“Engineers have discovered a way to replace 100% of conventional aggregates in concrete – such as gravel and crushed rock – with rubber from discarded tyres that meets building codes, promising a boost for the circular economy. The team from RMIT University …

Computational technology molding a grand future in architecture

“The future of architecture is here, with RMIT experts and technology revolutionising how we treat everyday building materials. A concept so new, Australia’s Grand Designs couldn’t stay away when it was put to the test. Through engaging RMIT …

Photonics is transforming tech as we know it, here’s how

“From developing an early screening tool for ovarian cancer to powering the world’s fastest internet, the science of light is transforming technology and could hold the key to a vibrant new era for Australian manufacturing. When you use the …

New hub to make diamond-based quantum computers

“A joint research and development hub will harness the strength of synthetic diamonds to build a new generation of quantum computers. The newly established Research Hub for Diamond Quantum Materials is led by German-Australian quantum computing provider Quantum Brilliance, with …

Decarbonisation tech instantly converts CO2 to solid carbon

“Researchers have developed a smart and super-efficient new way of capturing carbon dioxide and converting it to solid carbon, to help advance the decarbonisation of heavy industries. The carbon dioxide utilisation technology from RMIT researchers is designed to be smoothly …

New copper surface eliminates bacteria in just two minutes

“A new surface that kills bacteria more than 100 times faster and more effectively than standard copper could help combat the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. The new copper product is the result of a collaborative research project with RMIT …

From recycling to upcycling: A smarter way of dealing with plastic

“Researchers have developed a clean and cost-effective way to upcycle used plastic, transforming it into valuable nanomaterials and high-quality fuel. Key points - New tech produces carbon nanotubes and clean liquid fuel from used plastic - Smart solution for upcycling plastic and …

Next gen 3D printed catalysts to propel hypersonic flight

“Ultra-efficient 3D printed catalysts could help solve the challenge of overheating in hypersonic aircraft and offer a revolutionary solution to thermal management across countless industries. Developed by researchers at RMIT, the highly versatile catalysts are cost-effective to make and simple …

New clean energy tech extracts twice the power from ocean waves

“Researchers have developed prototype technology that can double the power harvested from ocean waves, in an advance that could finally make wave energy a viable renewable alternative. The untapped potential of ocean wave energy is vast - it has been estimated …

Mini radar could scan the Moon for water and habitable tunnels

“A miniature device that scans deep below ground is being developed to identify ice deposits and hollow lava tubes on the Moon for possible human settlement. The prototype device, known as MAPrad, is just one tenth the size of existing …