RMIT Europe officially opened its doors in June 2013 in the city famous for the Sagrada Familia, where former RMIT researcher Professor Mark Burry was (and continues to be) deeply involved in the ongoing design and construction of Gaudi’s monumental basilica.
In the same year, we became the first Australian institution to receive funding from the European Union, awarded over AU$6 million to support a new architecture, design and art practice training research network.
Fast forward to 2023, we've secured a portfolio of European funded projects valued at AU$48 million, delivered on hundreds of collaborations with universities, industry, cities and NGOs as well as supported15,000+ RMIT students with transformational global experiences connected to Europe.
We’ve grown immensely in ten years. From our modest core of five staff in 2013, we now employ an international team of around 40 at our base in Barcelona, including co-hosting PhD and postdoctoral candidates through EU funded schemes.
Our continued contribution to international collaboration in research, industry and education over the past ten years saw our recent acknowledgement with the Malaspina Award 2022 by the Spanish Embassy to Australia and the Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific.