Vice-Chancellor and President:
Professor Margaret Gardner AO
RMIT is a global university of technology and design, focused on creating solutions that transform the future for the benefit of people and their environments. RMIT University is global in attitude, action and presence; urban in orientation and creativity; and connected through active partnerships with professions, industries and organisations. RMIT enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and practical education, applied and innovative research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the cities in which the University is located.
One of Australia's original educational institutions founded in 1887, RMIT is now the largest and most internationalised tertiary institution in Australia with a total student population of 75,000. RMIT offers doctoral, postgraduate, undergraduate and VET programs, enabling students to have the option of work-relevant pathways between vocational and higher education qualifications.
RMIT is ranked in the top 10 among Australian universities in the 2012 QS World University Rankings, and in the top 100 universities in the world for engineering and technology.
RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia, two in Vietnam, and a centre in Barcelona, Spain. The University offers programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China and Malaysia, and enjoys research and industry partnerships on every continent.
RMIT prides itself on the strong industry links it has forged over its 125-year history. Collaboration with industry is integral to the University's leadership in applied research and education, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates. As a result, RMIT graduates are valued by employers around the world for their leadership skills and work readiness.
All RMIT educational programs include work or clinical experience, industry projects, internships and opportunities for overseas study and placements, ensuring that graduates are equipped with the skills and insight that employers value in the everchanging global economy. RMIT's links with employers and universities across the world provide a global passport for students and staff by enabling them to benefit from exchange, work placements, study or research in other countries. A range of scholarships is available to support education and research.
As part of a continuing $600 million capital investment program, RMIT has recently completed several major projects including the Design Hub and Swanston Academic Building, which transform learning, teaching and research spaces. These investments are in the context of design excellence and sustainable urban campus environments.
RMIT has four Research Institutes (Design, Global Cities, Platform Technologies, and Health Innovations) representing established areas of University expertise. These Institutes, together with other research groups in the University, are concerned with addressing the problems and needs of industry and communities world-wide. Eighty-five per cent of RMIT's fields of research were rated as world standard or above in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia assessment by the Australian Research Council.