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As a global university of technology, design and enterprise, RMIT brings unique capabilities to research through a transdisciplinary approach.
Our academic expertise, strong links to research partners and consideration of technological and social dimensions enables us to find solutions to critical problems impacting communities and the environment.
Research at RMIT aims to solve critical global problems and to deliver significant economic, social and environmental impact. Unlike conventional discipline-based research structures, the Enabling Capability Platforms connect researchers from multiple disciplines and from across Colleges under a thematic umbrella.
Enabling Capability Platforms
RMIT has a reputation for excellence in high quality research and deep industry links.
RMIT’s focus as a global university of technology, design and enterprise is supported by a range of research hubs such as the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct and the Micro Nano Research Facility.
The RMIT Research Awards focus on research excellence and research impact. It is through these research contributions that RMIT continues to bridge the gap between research and impact, benefitting those beyond the academic community.
Saving energy and lives: how a solar chimney can boost fire safety
A must-have in green building design, solar chimneys can slash energy costs up to 50%. Now research reveals they could also help save lives in a building fire.
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.
What's in a word: Decoding forensic linguistics
Bingeing true crime documentaries in quarantine? We spoke to a forensic linguist to see what really happens behind the scenes.
Personalised nutrition smart patch to be developed in Australia
A wearable smart patch will deliver precision data to help people personalise their diets and reduce their risk of developing lifestyle-related chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes.
GBI Seminar Series Presents: A link between maritime connectivity, port competitiveness and economic growth
Visiting Assoc. Prof. Naima Saeed from University of Agder, Norway, will talk about her current research, which is focused on port competition and cooperation, maritime connectivity, and measures to improve ports' efficiency.