Since its establishment in 1887, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT) has been meeting the needs of the community surrounding it. Originally a Working Men’s College, RMIT showed its flexibility during World War Two, training over 20,000 servicemen in communications to help with the war effort.
Now, it is a true pioneer in international education, championing cross-border study opportunities with campuses in various countries. Granted formal university status in 1992, RMIT is ranked 21st in the world for universities that are less than 50 years old.
RMIT is the largest higher education institution in Australia, currently with more than 82,000 students. With nearly 20% of those students coming from overseas, it is a university that truly welcomes diversity and is a melting pot of different cultures. RMIT has three campuses in Vietnam, a European hub in Barcelona, an office in Indonesia, and partners with 200+ institutions in 42 countries to provide study opportunities worldwide.
The university boasts an impressive reputation for both teaching and research, leading to it obtaining a 5-Star QS ranking for excellence in higher education. Its research work is recognised and commended by the Australian Research Council for its quality.
Industry collaborations allow RMIT to provide dynamic courses and a focus on work-based learning to give graduates the best opportunities of adapting to employment once they complete their studies. The majority of courses include placements, internships or work experience.
Additionally, RMIT promises a vibrant and fulfilling learning environment. With over 150 clubs and societies for students to join, and a wealth of sports facilities to use, there’s no shortage of things to do.