RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne, VIC 3001 Australia +61 3 9925 2000
  • Academic staff 3,604 (2008)
  • Affiliations ASAIHL, ATN, GU8, OUA
  • Chancellor Dr. Ziggy Switkowski
  • Endowment A$1.107b (2007)
  • Established 1887
  • Former The Working Men's College
  • Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Postgraduates 10,371 (2008)
  • Students 49,476 (2008) (inc. TAFE)
  • Type Public
  • Undergraduates 33,603 (2008)
  • Vice Chancellor Prof. Margaret Gardner, AO
  • Vice principal
RMIT University (officially the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) is an Australian public university located in Melbourne, Victoria. It has two branches, referred to as RMIT University in Australia and RMIT International University in Vietnam. RMIT was founded in 1887 by prominent grazier and philanthropist, The Hon. Francis Ormond. It is the third-oldest higher education provider in the state of Victoria and the seventh-oldest in Australia. Its foundation campus "RMIT City" is located at the northern end of the Melbourne CBD. RMIT was awarded royal patronage in 1954, and is the only Australian university to have received the honour.
With over 120 years of educational excellence, RMIT offers programs and courses ranging from postgraduate degrees by research to employment-focused diplomas and certificates. RMIT offers a global passport to study internationally with education that aligns with industry producing graduates that excel in an open world economy.
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RMIT University maintains three campuses in Victoria, Australia-City, Bundoora and Brunswick. It also operates a number of specialised "sites"-in metropolitan Melbourne and in rural Victoria. RMIT International University maintains two campuses in Vietnam-Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. RMIT offers distance/online education through Open Universities Australia and is partnered with over 190 educational institutions around the World. In 2003, over 58,000 students studied at RMIT. Currently, prospective students of RMIT have a choice of more than 700 higher education and TAFE programs located across all campuses, sites, by distance/online education and with partner institutions