Five RMIT Juris Doctor students have made a robust case for improved human rights protections in Australia.


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The students, Brigette Rose, Frank Aloe, Helen Metzger, Luke Fowler and Veronica Snip worked under the supervision of staff at the RMIT Centre for Innovative Justice (CIJ) to create a report for the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC).

The conclusion of the report was that the nation would benefit from a federal human rights charter.

At the report’s launch in May, AHRC president Gillian Triggs noted that Australia is the only common law country in the world that doesn’t have a charter of human rights. …

RMIT is a key partner in a revolutionary biomedical research centre bringing health professionals, academics and industry together to take bionic research to the next level.


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RMIT is a key partner in a revolutionary biomedical research centre bringing health professionals, academics and industry together to take bionic research to the next level.

BioFab3D@AMCD is Australia’s first robotics and biomedical engineering centre embedded within a hospital.

The $5 million purpose-built research facility aims to bring the best surgeons, biomedical engineers, biologists and robotics experts together under one roof to pioneer innovations such as re-engineered limbs, muscles, tissues and nerves. …

The next generation of rechargeable lithium batteries set to disrupt the electric vehicle industry may soon be here, thanks to the humble salt bath.


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The next generation of rechargeable lithium batteries set to disrupt the electric vehicle industry may soon be here, thanks to the humble salt bath.

CSIRO scientists, in collaboration with RMIT University and QUT, have demonstrated that pre-treating a battery’s lithium metal electrodes with an electrolyte salt solution extends the battery life and increases performance and safety.

The research, “Stabilizing lithium metal using ionic liquids for long-lived batteries”, was published recently in Nature Communications.

From helping a student get to that "light bulb" moment to helping shape the lives of the next generation - teaching is a challenging but incredibly rewarding profession.


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From helping a student get to that “light bulb” moment to helping shape the lives of the next generation – teaching is a challenging but incredibly rewarding profession.

As a teacher, you’ll face a myriad of competing demands but for every challenge you face, there’s an equal or greater reward.

As you enter a profession that has the ability to impact the lives of others, you also take part in a career that is full of meaning. …

How can you prepare for your dream job while juggling final-year studies? RMIT University Graduate shares her experiences.


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How can you prepare for your dream job while juggling final-year studies? Graduate Paige De Vanny shares her experiences.

The Bachelor of Design (Animation and Interactive Media) alumnus recently landed her dream job at Weta Digital, one of the world’s leading visual effects companies based in New Zealand.

The Oscar winning company is responsible for bringing to life performance-driven digital characters like Gollum (The Lord of the Rings) and Smaug (The Hobbit), …

Melbourne ranked best city in Australia for international students for student mix, which looks at city’s student population, levels of social inclusion.


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The ratings measure cities on their quality of universities, affordability, lifestyle, employment prospects and student community.

Additional factors such as pollution, safety, transparency and tolerance are also taken into consideration.

Seven Australian cities made it into the top 75 best student cities this year with Sydney coming fourth, Canberra (17), Brisbane (18), Adelaide (26), Perth (35) and Gold Coast (69).

Melbourne city received a perfect score (100/100) for student mix, …



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RMIT students have gained insights into BMW’s design approach and product philosophy in a series of industry training sessions.

Automotive and mechanical engineering students at BMW Group Australia’s National Training Centre.

More than 100 RMIT automotive and mechanical engineering students have trained this year at BMW Group Australia’s National Training Centre in Melbourne.

The undergraduate and postgraduate students from the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. …



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RMIT fashion makes global impact with new scholarship

Iconic French design and retail company Daniel Hechter has introduced an annual scholarship for an outstanding RMIT fashion student.

 

The scholarship, awarded through Daniel Hechter’s Australian licensee Expedition Apparel, is offered to the top second year student from one of the University’s internationally-recognised fashion programs, the Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology.

The scholarship includes a trip to China to experience the manufacturing process first-hand and glimpse the world behind an apparel company. …



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RMIT University has invested in a new state-of-the-art simulation and test laboratory that will allow researchers to work with the aviation industry to develop and test a wide range of new technologies.

The $200,000 custom-designed simulation laboratory, developed in conjunction with SimRoom, will support research into new communication, navigation, surveillance and avionics systems for manned and unmanned aircraft, as well as decision-support tools and human machine interfaces for air traffic controllers. …



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RMIT graduate Talisa Trantino will launch her design career on the world stage after being awarded Australia’s top fashion scholarship.

Winners Talisa Trantino (left) and Amie Jones (right), with AUSFF co-founder Malcolm Carfrae. Photo: AUSFF

Ms Trantino is the joint winner of the 2013-14 Australian Fashion Foundation scholarship, receiving $20,000 and a six-month internship in the United States or Europe.

She is the fourth RMIT Bachelor of Design (Fashion) graduate to win the AUSFF scholarship, …