We are delighted to welcome RMIT to the WC2 network. RMIT, which is based in Melbourne, Australia, is the first member to join from Australasia and is recognised for its leadership and innovation in technology, design and enterprise.
Ranked 14th highest university in Australia and 247th in the world, RMIT is known for its industry connections, with a large proportion of programmes offering placements and internships and well established partnerships with organisations such as Deloitte, Adidas and BMW. Critically for WC2, RMIT is rooted in its urban environment, having been established in 1887 with the aim of bringing education to the working people of the city, and with its Melbourne campus in the heart of the city’s central business district.
It also has a very active international exchange programme and its global outlook and presence are demonstrated by a campus in Vietnam, a research and industry collaboration centre in Barcelona, Spain and a representative office in Indonesia.
As a result of its reputation, expertise and location RMIT will greatly enrich the work and reach of the network. Our new member will initially be involved in the EcoCampus theme via its Sustainable Building Innovation Laboratory and with the Transport theme via its Centre for Urban Research.
“RMIT is a global university and joining the WC2 network is an opportunity to initiate new relationships with universities around the world that are well-aligned to RMIT,” said Andrew MacIntyre, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Global Development, & Vice-President at RMIT University.
“We’re thrilled to be joining the WC2 network and to have the chance to collaborate and learn from leading universities on issues that are important to RMIT.”
WC2 Chairman, Professor Stan Newman, said:
“We are delighted to welcome RMIT to the WC2 network. The Network has 11 Universities from 11 different countries and having a university of the quality of RMIT join as the WC2 University from Australia will significantly enhance the network. We look forward to the participation of staff and students from RMIT in the Annual Symposium and other WC2 events.”