Asian Focused Research
As a global University, RMIT has a commitment to research that builds understanding by practical investigation into the problems it encounters in the world around it. Our research agendas are global complementing the teaching programs which we offer with our Asian partners.This involvement with Asia makes us part of Asian cities , industries and communities. At Asia@RMIT we come together to share our research on Asia and learn from each other.
We have heard from researchers on topics ranging from urban design in Tokyo, the challenges of health centres in Bangladesh, Chinese foreign investment in Africa, the history of research in Sri Lanka, remittances to India, memories of headhunters in Borneo, to sustaining Singapore nationalism abroad.
Professor Supriya Singh, Steering Group member, Asia@RMIT
Within the College of Business, as well as throughout the wider University, many staff and students are engaged in research that has an Asian focus. Yet there is no central depository that brings together information about these research activities or facilitates the exchange of ideas. With this in mind, the aims of the Asia@RMIT initiative are to:
- Identify those staff and students whose research work, regardless of discipline, has an Asian focus.
- Provide forums through which researchers can network, exchange and discuss their research findings.
- Capture and share information on Asia-focused research activity.
This will be achieved through:
- A series of seminars and workshopsat which researchers present and discuss their projects and findings in an environment of mutual respect.
- Dissemination of other relevant information to the wider University.
We look forward to building a vibrant community of Asian focused researchers.
The interdisciplinary seminar series is part of an initiative by RMIT Business to bring together researchers from various disciplines, both staff and postgraduate students, to discuss research being conducted with a focus on Asia.
Asian Research Depository
The Asia@RMIT project aims to identify researchers interested in similar topics. Information within the depository is categorized by country
Funding and Support
Asia@RMIT is funded by the Graduate School of Business and Law, College of Business, RMIT University. It is supported by the School of Media and Communication,and the School of Global Urban and Social Studies, College of Design and Social Context.
Members of the Steering Group are:
- Professor Supriya Singh
- Dr Catherine Gomes
- Associate Professor Paul Battersby
Asia@RMIT Seminars are held at The Emily McPherson College Building, 379 - 405 Russell Street Melbourne (corner of Russell and Victoria Streets) (RMIT Building 13).
Contact Tina Katselos at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you wish to have your name added to a Groupwise distribution list for notification of seminars and other information.