News

Victoria’s major universities have collectively posted more than $100 million in losses since the border closure last year

New financial reports show some of Victoria’s major universities dipped tens of millions of dollars into the red over 2020. RMIT, Swinburne, and La Trobe are among the tertiary institutions to post sizable operating losses, linked to COVID-19 shutdowns and border closures. Some universities posted operating surpluses, but further disruption […]
Victoria’s major universities have collectively posted more than $100 million in losses since the border closure last year
Strategy

An Australian research team found a way to recycle soft plastic into concrete – and it could have broader applications in construction

Engineers from RMIT partnered with Australian recycling companies to make concrete out of soft plastics. The concrete was used for Coles Horsham’s car park and a footpath in Frankston. RMIT’s Jonathan Tran described the broader implications of this process for Australia’s construction industry. Visit Business Insider Australia’s homepage for more […]
An Australian research team found a way to recycle soft plastic into concrete – and it could have broader applications in construction
Lifestyle

What agile means and how it can make your next tech project a winner

Technology is constantly changing. These rapid and consistent changes are allowing businesses across industries to be more efficient than ever before. However, this doesn’t mean the transition to digital adoption is always smooth. The way tech projects are implemented has to adapt and transform. To do both things effectively, your […]
What agile means and how it can make your next tech project a winner
News

Why is there a product management skills gap in Australia?

Australia needs more product managers. In fact we need another 200,000 tech workers across the board in the next five years, according to the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and Deloitte. New research from StartupAUS suggests that digital product management has one of the fastest growing skills gaps in the country. […]
Why is there a product management skills gap in Australia?
Tech

RMIT University students will soon be able to get blockchain-enabled digital credentials

Students at RMIT University in Melbourne will soon be able to get blockchain-enabled digital credentials. RMIT will offer blockchain-enabled credentials, via a partnership with startup Credly, which verifies skills and abilities, to students who complete the course, Developing Blockchain Strategy. The initiative will give students the option to publish data […]
RMIT University students will soon be able to get blockchain-enabled digital credentials
Tech

Blockchain now has an Australian university course to try to explain it

If you don’t understand how blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrencies, works, you are not alone. However, the secrets of blockchain are now within reach. RMIT University today launched Australia’s first university unit on blockchain, an eight-week short course. The course was developed by the university’s Blockchain Innovation Hub, fintech hub […]
Blockchain now has an Australian university course to try to explain it
News

Australian researchers have found that seaweed can help heal brain tissue

Australian researchers have successfully used the properties of seaweed to develop a way to help heal brain tissue damaged by stroke or trauma. Dr Richard Williams from RMIT University and Associate Professor David Nisbet from the ANU have created a “hydrogel scaffold” which stops scar tissue forming but promotes healing […]
Australian researchers have found that seaweed can help heal brain tissue
News

Scientists are studying whether genes hold the secret to business success

Australian scientists have started a study into success. Are entrepreneurs made or are they born? Researchers want to know whether the secret to business success and entrepreneurship is locked in our genes. The RMIT study is investigating how families pass on entrepreneurial traits and the positive role of narcissism — […]
Scientists are studying whether genes hold the secret to business success