High profile international guests visit RMIT each year to exchange ideas, explore research and academic opportunities and to establish connections with institutions of global significance. This page highlights recent international delegations to the University, its purpose and outcomes.
Title: Consulate General of Italy (Melbourne) Visit
Date: 28 January 2016
Delegate: Dr Marco Cerbo, Consul General of Italy
Purpose: Acknowledge the benefits of positive bilateral relations between Australia and Italy, create institutional contacts for future collaboration and show support for RMIT’s Co-tutelle Joint PhD Agreement with Politecnico di Torino.
Signing of meeting record
Support for co-supervision of doctoral candidates
RMIT’s School of Graduate Research is expecting two candidates to enroll through the agreements in early 2016
Title: University of Twente (UT)
Date: 23 October 2015
Key Delegates: Mr Victor van der Chijs, President of the Executive Board
Key RMIT Stakeholders: SEH, DSC
Purpose: Explore further opportunities in relation to our current collaborations, which include a student exchange and a joint PhD program.
Signing of institutional agreement facilitating Erasmus+ scholarships.
Support for staff sabbaticals from the College of Science, Engineering and Health to UT.
Support of staff travel from the College of Design and Social Context to UT.
Title: UK Leadership Group
Date: 16 February 2016
Key Delegates: Senior Leaders from Kingston University, Conventry University, University of Exeter. University of Sussex, University of Dundee, University of Bolton, University of Sheffield, University of Putra Malaysia and LUISS – University of Rome, Italy
Key RMIT Stakeholders: International Partnerships and Development, Office of the Dean, Learning and Teaching
Purpose: A dialogue with Higher Education leaders from the UK, Italy and Malaysia on the theme of ‘Global Engagement: Global Challenges’.
Discussion of the challenges universities face around strategy, alumni, staff, students, programs, rankings, industry links and organizational development
Title: Ministry of Rural and Regional Development and MARA Malaysia
Date: 8 December 2015
Delegate: Deputy Chief Secretary, Ministry of Rural and Regional Development Malaysia & Director of MARA-Australia
Purpose: Courtesy visit to discuss opportunities for further scholarship development
Discussed opportunities for internships and work experience for MARA students post graduation, possible RMIT scholarships for MARA students and Mobility options for RMIT students to study short term in Malaysia.
Title: Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS)
Date: 24 November 2015
Delegate: Dr Maria Anityasari – Head of International Office, Mr Muh. Wuhayu Islami – Public Relations & Short Programs Manager
Discussion on possible collaboration in student mobility, capacity building in vocational education, Articulation for Joint Masters (1+1 program), staff training and access to LPDP Scholarships for PhD candidates.