Digital transformation: Key lessons from the pandemic
COVID-19 forced businesses to accelerate the adoption of digital technologies – transforming some organisations forever. RMIT and industry experts reflect on some of the key lessons learnt from the pandemic when it comes to digital transformation.
The Future is Landscape: report
A new report on the Future is Landscape highlights the importance of our cities’ living structure and the role that open space systems play in people’s health, as well as the living systems of water, vegetation, birds, animals and insects.
The power of research to shape a post-pandemic society
RMIT researchers involved in Europe’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation funding scheme consider aspects of everyday life in a post-pandemic society when it comes to cities, housing, infrastructure and science.
Dame Judith Hackitt awarded Honorary Doctorate for engineering leadership
The global expert has been recognised for her outstanding contributions to the engineering profession and her commitment to public health and safety.
Industry 4.0 skills report says the future of work is about people and creativity
The Future of Work in the Digital Economy – Developing skills for Industry 4.0 report highlights how the COVID-19 disruption has shown that Industry 4.0 is not only about technology – it’s more about people.
Spotlight on e-scooter safety in Barcelona
An exhibition addressing safety issues caused by e-scooters in Barcelona – developed by RMIT’s School of Design with input from Barcelona City Council – was recently on show as part of a virtual exhibition during Barcelona Design Week 2020.
RMIT alumni leaders share their tips for today’s engineering graduates
In a field rapidly changing through digital transformation and automation, today’s engineering graduates must be equipped with both the technical and soft skills needed – and never stop learning.
Making biodiesel from dirty old cooking oil just got way easier
Researchers have developed a powerful, low-cost method for recycling used cooking oil and agricultural waste into biodiesel, and turning food scraps and plastic rubbish into high-value products.
New podcast explores how law makes our world a better place
A new podcast takes listeners behind the scenes with leading international lawyers to reveal the machinations of war, peace and human rights.
Rebuilding our world in a sustainable way
Besides stimulating global economic recovery in response to COVID-19, government investment in construction and infrastructure also offers the built environment sector an opportunity to respond with sustainable building and design solutions.
Protecting our firefighters through human-centred engineering
Researchers at RMIT University are developing intelligent garments and materials to protect and monitor the health of the most vulnerable frontline workers as they tackle the chaos and catastrophe of wildfires.
Break in traffic accelerates outdoor dining
As Melbourne looks forward to opening up post lockdown, a drop in traffic is offering a range of possibilities for creating vibrant outdoor eating and entertainment precincts to be enjoyed safely.
Research confirms link between sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s disease
New research has confirmed long-suspected links between sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s disease, finding identical signs of brain damage in both conditions.
Barely Gettin’ By season three: American Carnage
Podcast hosts Dr Emma Shortis and Dr Chloe Ward are back for season three and as they continue examining the inner workings of American democracy, their eyes are trained on the US election.
Ten ways RMIT research is helping to build a more sustainable future
From turning back the emissions clock to building more durable roads from old tyres, RMIT researchers are tackling today’s biggest challenges and developing solutions for a more sustainable world.
New study reveals why flu can be devastating for pregnant women
New research helps explain why flu can lead to life-threatening complications during pregnancy, suggesting the virus does not stay in the lungs but spreads throughout the mother’s body.
Eyes turn to Europe for State of the European Union Address
The State of the European Union address has set the scene for Europe’s green economy deal - on which climate activist Greta Thunberg has been vocal - and stronger ties with Australia.
An integrative approach to guide the multi-billion dollar FinTech industry
RMIT University’s Professor Anne-Laure Mention examines the future challenges and limitations of financial technology and advocates for coherent efforts to shape the future of FinTech research, policy and practice.
Insect wings inspire new ways to fight superbugs
Scientists have revealed how nanomaterials inspired by insect wings are able to destroy bacteria on contact.
Tackling turbulent times: The transformation of the aviation sector
There's no question of the global impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the aviation sector, being one of the first sectors to bear the brunt of the crisis as the pandemic evolved.