| RMIT University |
|Headquarters||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Melbourne university researching censorship implementation.|
RMIT University, officially the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), is a public research university in Melbourne, Australia.
It has an enrolment of around 95,000 higher and vocational education students, making it the largest dual-sector education institution in Australia. With an annual revenue of around A$1.5 billion, it is also one of the wealthiest universities in Australia.
The main campus of RMIT is situated on the northern edge of the city centre of Melbourne. It has two satellite campuses in the city's northern suburbs of Brunswick and Bundoora and a training site situated on the RAAF Williams base in the western suburb of Point Cook.
Founded in 1887 by Francis Ormond, RMIT began as a night school offering classes in art, science, and technology, in response to the industrial revolution in Australia. It was a private college for more than a hundred years before merging with the Phillip Institute of Technology to become a public university in 1992.
In 2020, the university started the project Combating fake news on social media: from early detection to intervention. It intends to develop "computational approaches" and "novel solutions" to "address technical challenges for detection of fake news with scarce signals." The project will "directly benefit Australian government agencies and companies that provide social media surveillance services for law enforcement and other applications." It received a grant from the Australian Research Council.
An Alumnus on Wikispooks
|Alan Wrigley||19 July 1931||Australia||ASIO Director-General of Security|
- ↑ Parliament of Victoria 2010, section 4(b)
- ↑ https://www.rmit.edu.au/content/dam/rmit/documents/about/annual-reports/rmit-university-annual-report-2019.pdf
- ↑ Ross, C. Stuart (1912). Francis Ormond Pioneer, Patriot, Philanthropist. London: Melville and Mullen. pp 76–84
- ↑ Murray-Smith, Stephen; Dare, Anthony J. (1987), The Tech: A Centenary History of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (1st ed.), South Yarra, Victoria: Hyland House,
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20130628085641/http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/repealed_act/rmiota1992444/
- ↑ https://www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/science/research/research-areas/computer-science-and-information-technology/projects/combating-fake-news
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20201019223804/https://www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/science/research/research-areas/computer-science-and-information-technology/projects/combating-fake-news