Vice-Chancellor and President
Mr Martin Bean
- Melbourne - City
- Ho Chi Minh City
RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through excellence in research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students to prepare for life and work.
One of Australia’s original educational institutions founded in 1887, RMIT University now has more than 80,000 students. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate and vocational programs, enabling the option of work-relevant pathways between vocational and higher education qualifications. A range of scholarships is available to support education and research.
RMIT has a 5-Star QS ranking for excellence in higher education and is ranked among the top 15 Australian universities (2015–16 QS World University Rankings). RMIT was granted university status in 1992 and is now 21st in the world among universities less than 50 years (2015 QS Top 50 Under 50 index).
The University features among the world’s top 200 institutions in 13 of the 30 subject areas in the 2015 QS subject rankings. RMIT is 20th in the world and the highest ranked Australian university for Art and Design. We are also 33rd in the world for Architecture, and among the world’s top 100 universities in Engineering, Computer Science and Business and Management Studies.
With three campuses in Melbourne (Central Business District, Brunswick and Bundoora), two in Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City) and a centre in Barcelona, Spain, RMIT is a truly global university. RMIT also offers programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, and enjoys research and industry partnerships on every continent.
RMIT prides itself on the strong industry links it has forged over its 129-year history. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in applied research and education, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.
Work-integrated learning opportunities are made available to all students combining theory with practice in a workplace environment. As a result, RMIT graduates are highly regarded around the world for their work readiness and leadership skills.
The quality of the RMIT’s research work was endorsed by the Australian Government’s 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation. RMIT was rated “well above world standard” in 13 research fields and “above world standard” in a further nine fields.
RMIT’s researchers are engaged alongside our partners world-wide in solving practical problems of our time. Our connections to industry partners, to governments, and to the urban communities within which we operate, are vital.
As part of a continuing capital investment program, RMIT has completed several major projects including the Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub, which have significantly enhanced the University’s learning, teaching and research spaces.