03 June 2009
RMIT University has produced a 24-page magazine showcasing research projects to mark Founder’s Day.
The theme is technology – ranging from nanotechnology to virtual reality, from advances in fabrics to breeding a tastier strawberry.
The Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, said in her introduction to the magazine: “Technology is not an end in itself; it enables creativity and allows production its fullest impact.
“Yet we are rightly fascinated with it. It fills our lives and informs how we earn our livelihoods. It has transformed how we experience culture and how we communicate.
“The ‘T’ in RMIT stands for technology. From our beginnings in June 1887 to today, RMIT University has devoted itself to producing graduates versed in the most recent technology and to creating spaces in which researchers can take those technologies to new levels.
“This month, we will be celebrating the 122nd anniversary of our founding, in the company of industry and community partners and government representatives, with Technology as our theme.
“We will be sharing stories of developments in nanotechnology, engineering, aerospace, textiles, information and communications technology and more.
“This magazine allows many more of you to join us in that celebration.”
More than 100,000 copies were distributed with the Australian Financial Review today.