RMIT understands that our connections to industry partners, to the urban communities within which we operate and to their governments are vital to our growth as a global university of technology and design.
I hope these articles and videos will give you fresh insights into the way that RMIT's researchers are engaged alongside our partners in solving practical problems of our time.
Professor Margaret Gardner AO Vice-Chancellor and President, RMIT University
Steel turns a new leaf A building product developed for the harsh Australian sun may not fare as well in an Indonesian tropical monsoon.
Sitting pretty When you sit in your car and adjust your seat, the last thing you think about is how efficient the sliding rails are that it moves on.
Sticky situation Professor Peter Little AM has set his sights on a big target: reducing the number of deaths claimed each year by the world's biggest killer - cardiovascular disease.
Crowning glory Artist, goldsmith, historian, archaeometallurgist, writer, contemporary jeweller. Robert Baines' varied titles reveal a depth and diversity that has naturally led to another honorific, that of "Living Treasure".
Seriously social Social media. Every business knows it needs to engage. But what's the cost-benefit equation? RMIT University brought five experts together to plot a path through the maze.
Divining inspiration Architects are used to site inspections, but a visit from the Pope was a once-in-a-lifetime honour for the design team untangling the mysteries of Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece, la Sagrada Família.
Bet the house Many people know that Australian bus king Ken Grenda sold his family business and gave $15 million to his 1,750 staff. What most don't know is that in the late 1980s the business almost cost him his home.
Cool operator When you sit in front of a log fire you love the heat and flickering flames. Comfort is also important for firefighters, but for them, the priority is keeping cooler so they can do a much better job.
Game of life Their hands clad in high-tech oven mitts, two young men laugh as they pop virtual bubbles. A young woman works up a sweat while hanging off a bar, resting her feet every few seconds on logs that float along the animated river raging beneath her.
Hub and spokes There's a relationship between form and content. Parliament couldn't deliberate in a suburban home any more than a yoga class could convene on a rollercoaster.
Quantum Leap In computing, Moore's law says the number of transistors on a circuit doubles every two years. That rate of growth, however, is likely to start slowing from as early as next year, according to some in the industry.
Masala manufacturing Standing in Bangalore earlier this year, Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu announced the establishment of an Australia-India Research Centre for Automation Software Engineering at RMIT.
Boundary rider In the highly specialised world of academic engineers, Professor Arnan Mitchell is that rarest of creatures: a generalist.
Reconnecting with customer demand Evolving attitudes are changing the way residential customers use electricity - driving concentrated consumption bursts and contributing to rising infrastructure costs.
Choose life The construction industry performs poorly in occupational health and safety. Despite advances in technology and safety management systems, construction workers continue to suffer a persistent incidence of work-related deaths and costly injuries and illnesses.
Clean bill of health Energy use in homes is being targeted to help reduce climate change, but this could also have major co-benefits for public health.
Sole survivors Financial disadvantage and social marginalisation are daily realities for many Australians - locking them out of opportunities others take for granted.
Making the numbers work Many low-income Australians lack knowledge and confidence about managing money. This makes it harder to break out of the cycle of disadvantage and build a positive future.
Power punt For Professor Gary Rosengarten, sustainable energy is a passion. So it's not surprising that the Melbourne researcher is at the forefront of solar energy research in Australia.
RMIT's global reach RMIT has learning and teaching, research and industry partnerships on every continent. This is a snapshot of the University's global reach.