RMIT provides an education where analysis and action are fused, where "learning by doing" is privileged, and where the needs of industry and society are incorporated into teaching and research.
We are an industrious university in each sense of the word - in constant and deep dialogue with industry partners, our students engaged in work-integrated learning, and our researchers striving to turn "pure" insights into practical initiatives.
These stories and videos help illustrate the case and I hope you find them as enlightening and inspiring as I do.
Professor Margaret Gardner AO Vice-Chancellor and President, RMIT University
Talking the torque When Karl Benz put the world's first cars into production with his four-stroke internal combustion engine, he probably didn't imagine that technology would still be driving vehicles nearly 130 years on.
Keep it clean When Simon Lockrey was flown to Hobart to explain life cycle assessment to staff at the Australian Antarctic Division, he didn't expect to strike such an instant chord.
Woman's best friend According to the Australian Companion Animal Council, we own 3.4 million dogs - and the more dogs, the more canine illnesses.
The god of small things Talking to experts in nano-technology it's easy to be reminded of the old joke about the Silicon Valley chip designer who became so successful he had to move to smaller premises.
Art and soul High above Sydney's Angel Place laneway, birdcages of all shapes, sizes and colours appear to be dangling from the sky, with the calls of more than 50 birds that differ as day transitions into night.
Working with pioneers Pioneering early residents in green field housing estates usually have to put up with barren open spaces and a lack of amenities for the first few years.
Young guns Meet young entrepreneurs using their RMIT skills to build vibrant businesses.
People and the planet Globalisation and climate change - two of the overarching issues facing the world today - will be the subject of a major international conference to be held in Melbourne on 2-4 July.
Chemistry of success Success in business is often about chemistry - chemistry between people that is. When the right people come together at the right time, with the right knowledge and skills and outlooks, what comes out of it can greatly exceed the sum of the parts.
Drop in the ocean It is well known that our Pacific neighbours, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, are vulnerable to natural disasters. Less well known is their vulnerability to recent food and fuel price hikes and the impacts of the global economic crisis.
Quiet, please Rough roads, hungry engines and bored kids made road trips of yesteryear noisy, uncomfortable affairs. Better surfaces, greener engines and iPods have delivered respite for drivers.
Sky's the limit Planes without pilots: experts call them unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Most of us call them drones.
Smart gym muscles up As the world gets fatter so, too, does its appetite for gym equipment. Gym machines are generally too heavy for even a building's first floor and are not portable and suitable for outdoor use.
No sweat Getting older has its benefits: experience, wisdom, perspective. Paradoxically, just when we begin to "get it together", our bodies start to slow down. We are more likely to develop conditions like arthritis, osteoporosis, incontinence and breathing difficulties, all of which can cause broken sleep.
Composites fly high Humanity's first composite material was putting mud and straw together, but modern composites started turning up in fighter planes from the 1980s and more recently in large commercial jets, to replace the likes of aluminium, which had been used since the 1920s.
No justice, no peace The young woman in the dock on prostitution charges had already packed much misery into her short life - abandoned by her parents and growing up living on her wits.
Quiet achiever The FabPod project has created a prototype meeting room for the open-plan office.