Designing the future
RMIT's focus on cross-disciplinary research, enabled by the RMIT Research Institutes, ensures that expertise from many disciplines can be brought to bear when designing a future that includes:
- global warming
- water shortages
- increased urbanisation.
RMIT has a strong international reputation for research in the field of built environment with a focus on:
- contemporary design practice
- urban and regional planning
RMIT’s state-of-the-art Design Hub brings together a range of stakeholders from industry, government, community and education sectors to further enhance RMIT’s world-class design facilities.
The RMIT Design Archives actively collects material relating to Melbourne design from the twentieth century onwards.
Who is making an impact?
- Design Research Institute investigates issues such as new urban environments, creating healthy and supportive workplaces, interactive spatial information systems and performance-enhancing sports garments.
- Global Cities Research Institute directly addresses questions of sustainability, resilience, security and adaptation in the face of processes of globalisation and global climate change.
- Platform Technologies Research Institute are designing ‘smart materials’ as the foundations for new devices across a range of machine, environmental and biological systems.
- RMIT's Research Centres focus on designing solutions for contemporary issues and improving on today's technology.
- The five international Professors of Design will further strengthen the leadership and expansion of design research at RMIT.