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5. Research and Innovation: An Impact-driven approach

Direction 5 recap:

Generating excellent research, applied innovation and impact, consistent with RMIT’s mission, strengths and reputation. Developing and empowering talented researchers to work collaboratively through innovation ecosystems and networks.

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How we got here

During the latest Directions consultation phase from July to September, you shared your valuable input on six Directions through online and leader-led discussions, workshops, forums and written submissions. 

We heard from our community in RMIT  Melbourne, Europe, Vietnam and all across the globe, including students, staff, academics, researchers, alumni and industry partners on the ambitions, priorities and values that RMIT should pursue as we journey towards 2022 and beyond.

Community insights

The RMIT NEXT conversation has been led and shaped together through our global network and has explored opportunities that emerged from this incredibly challenging period for the future.

Here are the key insights from your community input:

Cutting edge research, innovation, and thought leadership

RMIT will be an innovation leader, leading the way in key domains across technology, design and enterprise, building and growing innovation ecosystems aligned with our presence, strengths and strategic priorities. ​

Be bold, open, transparent and collaborative

RMIT will drive positive impact through genuinely listening to and working with partners to and co-create solutions to shared challenges and achieve impact at scale.

Recognise diverse knowledge systems

Elevate and include diverse perspectives, contributions, knowledge systems, ideas and research equity, including Indigenous knowledge ​and research. Ethical research and integrity will be core to RMIT’s culture and pursuit of impact​.

Ethical research and integrity will be the core to RMIT’s culture and pursuit of impact​

RMIT should drive a bold research strategy ​focused on excellence in discovery, translation and the ethical, trans-disciplinary application of research knowledge to ​create valuable outcomes in the ​ economy and society.

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This year has been challenging but I think what's come out of it for RMIT is more of a shared understanding of our collective priorities and what we should...

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