Global study on the impact of social media for citizen engagement
RMIT and Oslo Metropolitan University researchers are studying the use of social media to support citizen participation in local government in a study funded by The Research Council of Norway.
RMIT Europe to lead €2.5 million European research project for open innovation
RMIT's European hub is set to lead a global network of researchers and industry practitioners focused on open innovation, university-industry cooperation and research translation.
How design and technology is transforming healthcare: Insights from global experts
Experts across the health ecosystem have shared their insights on the way healthcare is being impacted in a digitally connected world at a recent RMIT health innovation symposium in Europe.
Innovation districts connect Melbourne to Barcelona
Recognised as global smart cities with mutual interests in knowledge sharing and technology districts, the connections between Melbourne and Barcelona are growing deeper.
RMIT report sheds light on energy poverty in Barcelona
More than 10% of Barcelona's population experiences energy poverty according to RMIT research commissioned by Barcelona City Council.
European funding award to create network of 'edible cities'
RMIT is set to help develop of a global network of cities focused on green infrastructure and food production solutions after being named a partner on a €11.5 million European research project.
RMIT and United Nations University collaborate for urban futures
RMIT University and United Nations University are collaborating on smart urban innovation and technology-enabled user engagement projects.
RMIT connects innovation districts in Barcelona and Melbourne
A delegation of leaders from the City of Melbourne recently visited Barcelona's innovation and technology zone as part of the planning for a similar district in the Australian city.
Citizens to help inform the future of nanotechnology in Europe
RMIT is a partner in a €2M research project focused on aligning future developments and applications of nanotechnology with societal needs.
RMIT strengthens research ties between Australia and Europe
RMIT's research expertise across information and communication technologies (ICT) was in the spotlight at the recent European Commission's ICT Proposer's Day in Hungary, Budapest.
Digital health in focus at RMIT Europe
RMIT has strengthened its commitment to health research and innovation by appointing healthcare innovator Susan Feitoza to head up its digital health division at RMIT Europe in Barcelona.
Research gets redefined in one of Barcelona's hottest barrios
Innovation, knowledge sharing and driven transformation is fuelling the microclimate in Barcelona's 22@ zone, the fast-growing hotspot in the barrio (neighbourhood) of Poblenou.
RMIT students explore zero-energy and holistic design in regional Spain
Students from RMIT’s Master of Design Innovation and Technology recently spent two weeks in Spain working on a plan to activate the small historic town of Salobreña in the country's south.
RMIT research examines the way culture and politics impact housing design regulations
RMIT PhD candidate Alexandra Gower has recently been in London and Barcelona to study the impact of culture and politics on regulations for high-density housing design.
Spotlight on the future of global experiences in higher education
The changing world of work calls for innovation, creativity and flexibility in the way people and projects connect globally.
RMIT connects with Industry 4.0 leaders in Germany
RMIT has strengthened its global connections across Industry 4.0 by collaborating with nine of the largest technical universities in Germany.
New partnership in health innovation connects Australia and Spain
Innovative therapy to assist with brain injury rehabilitation is extending to Spain as part of a new agreement between RMIT and one of the country’s largest teaching hospitals.
RMIT Europe moves to Barcelona’s innovation district
RMIT has moved its European operations to the city’s innovation and technology district – a shift that signals the University's strong commitment to the City of Barcelona and its presence in Europe.
RMIT awarded funding for nanotechnology research in Europe
RMIT is part of a multi-institution consortium awarded a prestigious European Union Horizon 2020 (H2020) research and innovation grant worth €2M and focused on nanotechnology development.
Cultivation of a food sharing culture in Barcelona
RMIT and Trinity College Dublin researcher Dr Ferne Edwards has spent the past few months harvesting food, distributing organic goods and joining strangers around communal dinner tables.
European forum examines the future of drones in design and construction
Drones and the digital transformation of the built environment were in focus at a recent forum for industry and researchers at RMIT's European hub in Barcelona.
Urban futures specialist joins RMIT Europe
RMIT's European hub has welcomed Gareth Macnaughton, a European innovation and research manager, to its urban futures innovation program.
RMIT students study the audience experience at global festival Sónar+D
The way people experience festivals, such as how they move across different spaces and engage with technology, was recently examined by students as part of an RMIT and UOC summer school in Barcelona.
RMIT takes centre stage at international technology and creativity conference
With expert presentations and a new summer school, RMIT is in the spotlight at Sónar+D, an international conference held in Barcelona where technology and creativity converge.
RMIT leads the conversation on climate change and the future of cities
RMIT is teaming up with industry in Europe to plan for the impacts of climate change on cities, such as droughts and flooding, and to take stock of what city leaders around the world are doing.
Fly Your Ideas student finalists shape future of aviation
Three RMIT students have finished second at the final of the 2017 Airbus Fly Your Ideas competition, a global hunt for ideas to transform the aviation industry.
The future of drones in construction and design: Q&A with Simon Watkins and Alex Fisher
The built environment is undergoing a digital transformation with technology such as drones impacting the whole value chain from design through to operation of buildings and infrastructure.
Spotlight on RMIT's practice-based research program in Europe
RMIT's practice-based PhD research program, which focuses on research in the medium of design practice itself, is in its tenth year of success in Europe.
RMIT co-chairs global network for gender equality in the media
Gender equality in and through the media is the focus of a UNESCO-supported global collaboration between RMIT University and eighteen other universities.
RMIT secures funding for drone research in Spain
RMIT has worked with industry leader Ferrovial Agroman S.A to secure the award of Spanish government funding for a €400k research collaboration.
Illuminating intersection of nanotechnology and art
What happens when you bring together science, art and a medieval wonder? For Dr Irene Barberis, it’s the culmination of almost 20 years of imagining.
Global learning fostered at RMIT Vietnam
Marketing students at RMIT Vietnam have taken part in a global project that involved collaborating with students in Amsterdam.
Focus on employment pathways for vulnerable groups in Europe
RMIT’s Louise Robinson is studying community and government programs that provide access to education and employment for vulnerable groups in Spain and the UK.
Spotlight on Industry 4.0
A shift in the way education is delivered is just one of the impacts of the digitisation of manufacturing and the new industrial revolution known as Industry 4.0.
RMIT student awarded European internship with industry leader
An RMIT engineering student has spent two months in the south of Spain working on an innovative solar energy project for one of the country's largest chemical groups.
Gentrification and local democracy in Europe: Q&A with Kristin Reichborn-Kjennerud
Kristin Reichborn-Kjennerud, visiting scholar to RMIT's Centre for Urban Research, discusses urban development and the need for social mobilisation to address challenges faced by city residents.
Students examine impact of speculative planning in Barcelona
Twenty-seven students from RMIT’s Master of Urban Design and Master of Architecture have spent two weeks studying housing rehabilitation and community building in Barcelona
Students explore technology and innovation at global smart cities expo
RMIT students from Australia, Vietnam and Singapore have attended the Smart City Expo World Congress, as part of the University's Global Summer in Barcelona program.
RMIT Vietnam awarded European Union research funds
RMIT Vietnam has been named a partner in a €13.4 million research project as part of the EU Horizon 2020 (H2020) research and innovation funding scheme.
Research set to take European forest assessment to new heights
The use of low-cost and lightweight unmanned aerial vehicles to assess forest health in Europe is the focus of a research collaboration between RMIT and the Italian National Research Council.
Practice-based research in focus at European exhibition
A recent exhibition at the University of Westminster in London has showcased the research processes of architects, landscape architects, designers and artists completing practice-based PhDs.
The role of built environment professionals before and after disaster: report
RMIT has tackled issues impacting the built environment profession at a symposium on disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, conflict risk management, recovery and reconstruction.
Life on student exchange in Spain: Q&A with Laura Coburn
Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) student Laura Coburn describes what life is like on exchange in Madrid, Spain.
RMIT research examines Barcelona’s digital city plan
An RMIT PhD candidate has recently spent time exploring Barcelona’s three-year plan for a digital city after being awarded an overseas travel grant by the University to conduct research in Spain.
Playful urban design solutions take centre stage
RMIT Europe has brought together 20 key researchers across Europe to discuss design, regulatory and social issues surrounding urban play.
Virtual internship delivers real success
An RMIT student in Australia recently spent three months working on innovative European projects from her desk in Melbourne as part of a virtual internship program run by RMIT Europe.
The New Urban Agenda: Q&A with Sergio Tirado
Sergio Tirado is a researcher on sustainable energy futures within RMIT’s Centre for Urban Research.
Postgraduate students awarded global internships
Two RMIT postgraduate students are spending three months based at the University’s European hub in Barcelona after being awarded global internships each valued at $15,000.
Five reasons why hiring an intern will transform your business
Mistakenly, interns are sometimes considered simply to be a cost-efficient option to get extra hands on board to assist with daily tasks.
A promising playful future for smart cities
The use of technology across many aspects of our daily lives is often coupled with discussions around the loss of human connections.
Industry engagement expert joins RMIT Europe
Experienced academia and industry engagement senior practitioner Boaz Kogon has been appointed Innovation and Engagement Associate at RMIT Europe.
Replaying the 1960s and 1970s through game design
An RMIT researcher has taken images of Barcelona in the 1960s and 1970s and transformed them into interactive viewing experiences at a recent global conference on technology and creativity.
Innovative tools for brain injury on show at Barcelona Design Week
RMIT was in the spotlight at this year's Barcelona Design Week with its showcase of innovative and creative tools to help people with acquired brain injury.
RMIT hosts the first Ethical Cities Event Series in Barcelona
RMIT is setting the agenda on what it means to live in environmentally, socially and culturally sustainable cities through a series of workshops, symposiums, talks and forums in Barcelona
Over five million people in Spain have poorly heated homes in winter
Around 11 per cent of households in Spain, which is over five million people, are unable to heat their homes properly during the country’s coldest months.
Spotlight on active ageing and design
How can public space be designed to optimise participation and foster a sense of security for older adults? How can attitudes be changed, autonomy increased, and well-being promoted through design?
RMIT’s Alessi Mutants hits WantedDesign in New York
An exhibition of designs developed for Alessi by RMIT students will offer a glimpse into the vibrant future of making and production at one of the world’s leading design events, WantedDesign.
Social media around the world: Five things you might not know
Most people rely on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to bring them closer together. But how are they used across the planet? Is a "footie" taken in Chile any different than a "selfie" from Australia?
RMIT partners with leading Italian university
A new research partnership agreement will enable doctoral candidates to receive a dual-awarded PhD in Engineering from RMIT and one of Europe's leading universities, the Politecnico di Torino.
New technology to enhance forest assessment
RMIT researcher Phil Wilkes has developed a new technique that is set to significantly improve the way forests and woody vegetation ecosystems are characterised.
Leading RMIT researcher examines urban neglect in Italy
An RMIT researcher passionate about the politics of urban land, property rights and dispossession has spent three months in Italy to study one of the country’s most neglected neighbourhoods.
How can we connect the human, digital and material through research?
A new book by an RMIT researcher examines the increased blurring between the human, digital and material worlds and the impact it can have on design and research.
Spotlight on citizen action and energy vulnerability in Barcelona
The recession that transformed into a total global financial and economic crisis in September 2008 continues to have far-reaching consequences on the welfare and livelihoods of millions of Europeans.
Design students focus on changing urban landscapes in Barcelona
A former industrial centre, Olympic athlete housing and a space for clean-tech business: some of the diverse urban landscapes recently investigated by RMIT design students in Barcelona.
European symposium explores design practice research
A recent showcase of practice-based research has brought together over 120 of Europe’s leading practitioners in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, design and creative art practices.
Groundbreaking humanitarian design degree launches in Europe
A new RMIT postgraduate degree – the Master of Disaster, Design and Development (MoDDD) – has been officially launched in Europe.
Interactive rehab tool wins Victorian Premier’s Design Award
An interactive tabletop developed at RMIT as a rehabilitation tool for patients with brain injuries has been recognised with a Victorian Premier’s Design Award.
RMIT Europe wins EU Horizon 2020 research funds
RMIT Europe has been named a partner in a €2.5 million research project as part of the EU Horizon 2020 (H2020) research and innovation funding scheme.
Game on for sports technology research
RMIT University researchers are putting the “smarts” into sports with leading-edge technologies designed to prevent sporting injuries.
Celebrating 70 years of the United Nations
RMIT Europe recently took part in a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations at an event in Barcelona, Spain.
Leader in research and development to head RMIT Europe
Dr Marta Fernandez, an executive with significant experience in developing and growing international research portfolios, has been appointed Executive Director of RMIT Europe in Barcelona, Spain.
Art exhibition gives power to the people
Spanish artist Julio Falagán is inviting audiences to take his work off RMIT Gallery’s walls and – for a coin donation – photocopy prints for their own art collections.
RMIT ranked among world’s best
RMIT has been ranked among the world’s best universities for engineering and IT, arts and humanities, and the social sciences, in the latest QS rankings.
RMIT Europe at SONAR+D
RMIT Europe has participated for the first time in SONAR+D in Barcelona, Spain.
International award for 3D printing technology breakthrough
An RMIT research partnership that has developed fast 3D metal printing technology has won an international award.
Post-doctoral position in urban research
The Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University seeks highly capable and motivated applicants for a post-doctoral position in Urban Research based at RMIT Europe in Barcelona, Spain.
New book lays down the rules of gamification
Can you imagine the world as a game? RMIT’s Associate Professor Steffen Walz explains in his new book how gamification is infiltrating reality and how play is becoming serious business.
Art academic wins prestigious art residency in Italy
An RMIT art academic has been selected for a prestigious art residency program in Italy.
RMIT pair bring Hollywood stars to Melbourne
RMIT alumnus Rosalie Ham never imagined her first novel would be published, let alone sell more than 50,000 copies.
Europe research director to build on innovation
RMIT Europe has appointed media anthropologist Professor Jo Tacchi as its first Director of Research and Innovation, and Deputy to the President.
Textile design students take on London Design Festival
Two RMIT students have received international recognition at the London Design Festival for their wallpaper designs.
RMIT and BMW an enduring partnership
RMIT students have gained insights into BMW's design approach and product philosophy in a series of industry training sessions.
Choosing her own adventure pays off for RMIT alumnus
When she headed off to Germany for an internship with Audi just after graduating, Corina Baini knew she was taking a risk.