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By on September 30, 2015


Name of university

RMIT University

College of Design and Social Context

124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

+61 3 9925 2000

Official Focal Point
Ralph Horne

Alternate Focal Point
Elizabeth Ryan

Signee, Expression of Interest
Ralph Horne, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor, Research & Innovation



RMIT is a global university of technology and design. With over 80,000 students at campuses in Melbourne, Saigon and Hanoi, the University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education and outcome-oriented research.

RMIT is a leader in engineering, accounting and finance, computer science and information systems, communication and media studies, psychology, education, law and economics.

Suggested Collaboration Opportunities
RMIT University has significant urban research capacity and institutional infrastructure, distributed across elements that include the Global Cities Research Institute, the Centre for Urban Research and School of Global Urban and Social Studies, the UN Global Compact Cities Program and the APEC Study Centre. This capacity is seeking to become increasingly connected with relevant research and policy organisations as part of RMIT’s wider internationalisation agenda.

RMIT has been engaged with UN Habitat in various areas and projects, and will continue to explore opportunities in relation to the following:

  • Exchange of faculty and staff members,
  • Research collaboration,
  • Joint consultancy activities,
  • Participation in seminars and academic meetings,
  • Exchange of academic materials and other information,
  • Special short-term academic programs and projects.
Areas of Expertise related to UN-Habitat
  • Youth
  • Water
  • Social Inclusion
  • Safety
  • Resilience
  • Planning and Design
  • Mobility
  • Legislation
  • Land
  • Information and Monitoring
  • Housing
  • Governance
  • Gender
  • Environment
  • Energy
  • Economy
  • Climate Change
  • Capacity Development