New digital tool provides green solutions for city planners
A European funded research project has released an online decision-making tool to identify suitable Nature-Based Solutions according to a city’s specific environmental challenges
Australian and UK urban experts partner to build better cities
A new project brings together Australian and UK urban experts to virtually model and test the benefits of transport planning in creating healthier and sustainable cities across both countries.
Team Australia wins world’s first AI Eurovision song contest
An Australian tune written using artificial intelligence has claimed first prize in a new international song competition.
New thinking: changing tack in the fight against viral infections
As the coronavirus pandemic highlights our deep vulnerability to novel viruses, researchers are bringing new ways of thinking to the development of desperately needed anti-viral treatments.
Coronavirus could be a catalyst for change and innovation
While the world reels from the impacts of the pandemic, one expert believes now more than ever we have the opportunity to prioritise collaborative innovation that puts people before profit.
Dry lakes and rivers release more CO2 than thought
A major study spanning six continents reveals that greenhouse gas emissions from dry inland waterways have been significantly underestimated.
Australia’s Eurovision AI song finds beauty in dark times
Eurovision might be cancelled, but an Australian tune written using artifical intelligence is in the running to win a new international song competition - with your help!
How companies should be communicating during a pandemic
Authentic communication is key for companies to remain connected with audiences during this pandemic, according to communication leaders from RMIT’s alumni community in Europe.
RMIT alumni fostering sustainable change
From humanitarian education to urban planning, meet two RMIT alumni who are contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
RMIT number one globally for reducing inequality
RMIT has been ranked number one in the world for its efforts to reduce inequality within and among countries in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings.
Why choose nature based solutions? Insights from industry, government and academia
Environmental sustainability, social cohesion, resilience in urban areas and climate change mitigation are some of the benefits associated with nature based solutions in cities according to experts.
Soaring global careers: RMIT women in STEMM
Meet three RMIT women taking STEMM to new heights in Spain – an RMIT student who recently completed an internship in additive manufacturing and 3D printing, an RMIT alumnus in the automotive industry and an RMIT staff member driving innovation in the built environment.
Our trade talks with Europe and Britain will become climate talks
Climate change is set to become an inescapable part of negotiations over an Australia-European Union free trade agreement, and a new Australia-UK agreement necessitated by Britain’s exit from the European Union.
Tackling safe mobility in Barcelona
RMIT students on a recent study tour in Barcelona have worked with the city council to develop solutions to increase safety in the use of e-scooters.
Rewilding cities: How bringing nature back to cities is good for our health
The rise around the globe to bring nature back into cities has clear links to individual and community health and wellbeing, according to RMIT researchers at the Centre for Urban Research.
A lifeline for premature born babies: Funding announced for new stem cell research
RMIT is part a group of researchers from across the globe developing a new therapy that aims to see if stem cells can be used to regenerate the brain damage caused by premature birth. This brain damage is called ‘encephalopathy of prematurity’ (EOP).
Householders at the centre of Plus Energy Buildings design
RMIT researchers are contributing to a European project looking at how cultural and climatic variables impact the future design of Plus Energy Buildings.
RMIT named partner in a €3M European research project on how creative practices can contribute to sustainability
The EU Horizon 2020 funded project will highlight how the arts can contribute to addressing a world transformed by climate change.
iScream, you scream: The dessert that talks to you
RMIT University researchers have developed an ice cream cone that roars, crunches, giggles and burps to encourage us to have more fun with our food in an era of numbers and nutrients.
How can healthtech improve patient care: Insights from global experts
The healthcare sector has experienced a significant transformation in past years due to the digitalisation of healthcare services and associated ecosystems, providing both opportunities and challenges when it comes to patient care.
Australian launch of digital health ecosystem
RMIT has partnered with the European Connection Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) for the launch of a digital health ecosystem in Australia that will strengthen the connections between patients, clinicians, researchers, policy makers, technology providers and the community.
Challenges for design educators in the humanitarian sector: Insights from global experts
A discussion of professional and teaching challenges was raised by European and Australian academics during a recent Design, Disaster and Development Research Forum at RMIT Europe.
Everything you need to know about Europe in 2019 and beyond
Baffled by Brexit? No idea what changes in the EU mean? Here’s what you really need to know and how you could ultimately enjoy easier travel to Europe and cheaper phone bills while you’re there.
European funding award for plus energy housing
RMIT is a partner in a €9.6M European funded research project that will see the build and demonstration of plus energy housing in France, Germany, Norway and Italy.
Co-creation puts citizens at the centre of nanotechnology research
Co-creation workshops and online consultations with citizens and stakeholder groups in Europe are putting people at the heart of nanotechnology research, according to RMIT researcher Craig Richmond.
RMIT alumni in the UK fostering sustainable change
From humanitarian education to urban planning, meet two RMIT alumni based in the United Kingdom who are contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Tackling a sustainable fashion internship
Fashion student Amy Wolchyn brought her sustainable design skills to an internship with H&M subsidiary, Weekday.
War on waste: A tale of two cities
From edible cities to plastic pollution – two RMIT experts share their thoughts on sustainability issues across two continents.
Tackling urban heat
Students on an RMIT Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) study tour in Barcelona have developed strategies to tackle urban heat – a growing challenge for cities around the world as urban populations increase.
Reactivating cultural heritage
RMIT researcher Eva Prats has paid homage to Irish playwright Samuel Beckett with the transformation of a workers' cooperative in Barcelona to an experimental theatre.
Libra is just the beginning
Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra, which is expected to be rolled out in early 2020, is just the beginning of corporation-led global economic infrastructures according to leading blockchain researchers.
Indigenous Australian artwork in the spotlight at major European festival
Indigenous designs by an RMIT alumnus are being used for official RMIT merchandise as part of the Grec Festival of Barcelona – the city's annual theatre, dance, music and circus festival.
From Bauhaus to Brauhaus
RMIT students have joined the celebrations for 100 years of Bauhaus – the German art, architecture and design movement – by creating a pop-up micro brewery in Cologne, Germany with students from Köln International School of Design.
Reimagining the world in playful ways
An RMIT researcher has developed a new way for citizens to explore and activate their cities using an augmented reality app where users scan urban codes to unlock fragments of animation and sound.
RMIT ranks among world’s best for impact
RMIT has ranked 13th in the world for its efforts to reduce inequality within and among countries (SDG 10) in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings released today.
The blockchain economy: Insights from global experts
Leading European and Australian experts shared their insights on the disruption that blockchain is delivering to industry, the public sector and the legal ecosystem at a recent RMIT University blockchain seminar in Europe.
Blockchain set to enable better land management systems
Blockchain could provide greater legal security and contribute to the economic and social development of countries with limited land management systems according to RMIT property law experts.
A sustainable future is in our hands
From climate science to agricultural upcycling, and food packaging to urban farming, meet four researchers from around the world working towards a sustainable future.
Age friendly neighbourhoods: The impact of community on individual wellbeing
European cities are prioritising the need for urban design that promotes independence, provides a sense of safety and enables people of all ages to participate more actively in society, according to RMIT leaders.
Blazing a trail for innovation
RMIT’s Professor Anne-Laure Mention looks beyond theories to understand the practice of incorporating innovation and knowledge transfer, as it unfolds in business and wider society.
Dead stock denim given new life in virtual design challenge
A design challenge with Swedish fashion brand Cheap Monday has given 18 aspiring designers the chance to undertake a global denim project with an eye on sustainability.
Biggest challenges for urban innovation: Insights from global experts
Experts from across Europe, Asia and Australia have shared their insights on the biggest challenges facing urban innovation at a recent RMIT city regions symposium in Europe.
RMIT and Ecole Centrale de Lyon awarded EU funding for global joint PhD program
A prestigious PhD program for nanotechnology research delivered by Ecole Centrale de Lyon in France and RMIT University in Australia has been awarded €1.6M in European funding.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.