RMIT University

RMIT University, officially the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT),[4] is a public research university in Melbourne, Australia.

RMIT University
Former names
Working Men's College (1887–1933)
Melbourne Technical College (1934–1959)
MottoPerita manus mens exculta (Latin)
Motto in English
"A skilled hand and cultivated mind"
Established1887 (college)
1992 (university)
EndowmentA$1.519 billion (2019)[1]
ChancellorZiggy Switkowski AO
Vice-ChancellorMartin G. Bean CBE
Academic staff
Students94,933 (globally)[1]
2,194 (Australia)[2]
Other students
Location, ,
ColoursDark green, gold, white, red, black
AffiliationsASAIHL, ATN, OUA

Founded in 1887 by Francis Ormond,[5] RMIT began as a night school offering classes in art, science, and technology, in response to the industrial revolution in Australia.[6] It was a private college for more than a hundred years before merging with the Phillip Institute of Technology to become a public university in 1992.[7] It has an enrolment of around 95,000 higher and vocational education students,[1] making it the largest dual-sector education institution in Australia. With an annual revenue of around A$1.5 billion,[1] it is also one of the wealthiest universities in Australia. It is rated a five star university by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and is ranked 15th in the World for art and design subjects in the QS World University Rankings,[8] making it the top art and design university in Australia and Oceania.

The main campus of RMIT is situated on the northern edge of the historic Hoddle Grid in the city centre of Melbourne. It has two satellite campuses in the city's northern suburbs of Brunswick and Bundoora and a training site situated on the RAAF Williams base in the western suburb of Point Cook. It also has a training site at Bendigo Airport in the Victorian city of Bendigo and a research site in Hamilton near the Grampians National Park. In Asia, it has two branch campuses in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi and a training centre in Da Nang in Vietnam as well as teaching partnerships in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and Sri Lanka. In Europe, it has a research and collaboration centre in the Spanish city of Barcelona.