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Research at RMIT

Our mission is to provide outcome related research and consultancy services that address real world issues. We aim to make a difference to the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of the communities we operate within here in Australia and internationally through innovative research and research excellence. We focus on applied research that is delivered in partnership with leading organisations and individuals who are capable of using research outcomes to create products and services that are leading edge. Our research students are fully supported to ensure they are equipped with the necessary skills to excel in their chosen professional careers. In 2006 RMIT established four research Institutes representing areas of research excellence and scale - and demonstrating RMIT's capabilities at nationally and internationally leading levels.

The Vietnam Environment Project, Part 2

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The outcome of the project through the eyes of the students

Since 2001, RMIT has sent a team of students to Vietnam to research environmental issues. In 2012, students looked at water management issues in Ho Chi Minh City. This video looks at the outcome of the project through the eyes of the students after their return to Melbourne. For more on the Vietnam Project visit http://www.rmit.edu.au/appliedsciences/vietnam

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Environmental Engineering
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RMIT University
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Vietnam,

The Vietnam Environment Project, Part 1

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RMIT students looked at water management issues in Ho Chi Minh City.

Since 2001, RMIT has sent a team of students to Vietnam to research environmental issues. In 2012, students looked at water management issues in Ho Chi Minh City.

Part 2 looks at the outcome of the project through the eyes of the students after their return to Melbourne. For more on the Vietnam Project visit http://www.rmit.edu.au/appliedsciences/vietnam

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Environment
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RMIT University
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Vietnam, Environmental, Research, Water, Quality,

Shape grammars for description and optimisation of geometric design in 3D

Maciej Ogorzalek, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the Department of Information Technologies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland speaking at the Platform Technologies Research Institute lecture, sponsored by The RMIT Foundation International Visiting Fellowship Program and IEEE CASS Victorian Section.

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Computer Science
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
research, science technology, "smart technology", platform technologies, science and technology, PTRI, institute, IEEE, Industrial Electronics Society, IECON, Maciej Ogorzalek,

The Urban Age

Commissioned by RMIT Vice Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner for the 2011 Founders Day Dinner, 'The Urban Age' contributes to the national debate on sustainability and how it affects city living. RMIT's leadership in this controversial area is highlighted through the various programs it operates both within and outside the university.

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*Teaching and Learning*
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RMIT University
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RMIT, urban, sustainability, Melbourne, research

Cash cows, backdoor migrants or activist citizens? International students, citizenship and rights in a global context.

Shanthi Roberston presents a paper which analyses responses to the 'problem' of international students as consumers, workers and migrants, particularly the conceptualisation of responsibility for their rights and protections, and the ways students have been positioned as both passive subjects and activist citizens. The paper reviews academic, government, community and media responses to international students in general and the consequences of the education-migration nexus in particular.

Presenter: Shanthi Roberston
Responder: Anne McNevin

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*Teaching and Learning*
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RMIT University
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Shanthi Roberston, Anne McNevin, activist citizens, international students, education-migration nexus, backdoor migrants, citizenship

Stay or Go? Bushfire research in Australia

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RMIT University researchers are working to establish safer policies and procedures for homeowners during bushfire emergencies.

Research undertaken by the RMIT Centre for Risk and Community Safety has come to the foreground in the wake of the 2009 Victorian bushfires. RMIT University researchers, in collaboration with the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre, are working to establish safer policies and procedures for homeowners during bushfire emergencies.

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Emergency Medicine
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RMIT University
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Bushfire Research, Black Sunday, Bushfire Prevention, John Handmer, Emergency,

Research into Chinese Medicine

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RMIT is producing groundbreaking research in the field of Chinese Medicine.

RMIT Chinese Medicine has been a designated World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine since 2005. RMIT is producing groundbreaking research in the field of pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences as well as traditional and complementary medicine.

RMIT undertakes rigorous laboratory and clinical scientific evidence of the quality, safety and efficacy of Chinese herbal therapies and addresses the public health issues associated with herbal medicine usage and promoting evidence-based herbal medicine health care.

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Health and Exercise Science
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RMIT University
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Chinese Medicine, World Health Organization, Medical Research, Alternative Therapies, Alternative Therapy

Designing the future

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Design plays an integral part in our everyday lives; from nano-devices to life-saving jewellery to efficient buildings.

RMIT's focus on cross-disciplinary research ensures that expertise from many disciplines can be brought to bear when designing the future; a future that includes global warming, water shortages, and increased urbanisation.

RMIT has a strong international reputation for research in the field of built environment with a focus on contemporary design practice, architecture, urban and regional planning and building.

Find out about study and research at RMIT University: http://www.rmit.edu.au/programs

Copyright 2011 RMIT University

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102101
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RMIT University
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Design, Streetscapes, Building, Architecture, Urbanisation, Built Environment, Regional Planning

SPACE Research Centre

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The RMIT SPACE Research Centre focuses on the development of Platform Technologies for space, atmosphere and climate.

The RMIT Satellite Positioning for Atmosphere, Climate and Environment (SPACE) Research Centre focuses on the development of Platform Technologies for space, atmosphere and climate.

Research is conducted in the context of new generation global navigation and geo-environmental satellite systems, to support a wide range of applications. It is expected that this research will play a significant role for the planning, design, launch and operation of any future Australian micro/nano-satellite missions.

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Astronomy
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RMIT University
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Satellite, Micro-Satellite, Nano-Satellite, Navigation, Space, Space Technology, Global Positioning, Global Navigation, Satellite Positioning

Research into Nanotechnology

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RMIT Research is developing an integrated capability in nanotechnology

RMIT Research is developing an integrated capability in nanotechnology. This comprises the design and modelling of nanomaterials and nanostructures, the synthesis of functional materials, and the fabrication and characterisation of novel nano-scale devices.

This integrated capability in nanotechnology focuses on discovery-type fundamental research and also the development of application products in specific areas such as security and air/water purification.

Find out about study and research at RMIT University: http://www.rmit.edu.au/programs

Copyright 2011 RMIT University

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Computer Science
Author: 
RMIT University
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Nanotechnology, nano-material, nanomaterial, nano material, nanostructure, nano-device