A journey back through time ...
Over the last 130 years RMIT Univeristy has grown from The Working Men’s College with a handful of students to a global university with over 84,000 students in campuses in Melbourne, Vietnam, Singapore and a centre in Barcelona.
It is a proud history, which has always had an eye to the future. From incorporating early television equipment into courses in the 1950s – through to virtual and augmented reality technology in more recent years.
The University has also been at the forefront of educating women – with its photography course accepting women from its outset in 1887 and the connection to the Emily McPherson College of Domestic Economy.
And in 2016 RMIT’s commitment to a deeper reconciliation with Australia’s First Nation peoples was strengthened with the launch of the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
Take a journey back through time with some key milestones.
1987 RMIT’s relationship with the Singapore Institute of Management begins. It is now the oldest and largest transnational provider, graduating almost 1% of Singaporean population.
RMIT is granted university status under State legislation and adopts the name RMIT University. RMIT amalgamates with Phillip Institute of Technology.
RMIT International University Vietnam becomes the first foreign-owned private university in Vietnam.
Celebrations marked 130th Founders’ Day Anniversary and the official opening of New Academic Street, Melbourne City campus.