Our heritage

Our heritage

RMIT Melbourne
RMIT Vietnam - Academic Building 2 - Saigon South campus
RMIT Vietnam - Hanoi City campus

A brief history of RMIT University (Melbourne)

1887: Establishment of the Working Man’s College in Melbourne, Australia

1934: Working Man’s College becomes Melbourne Technical College

1954: “Royal” status granted to title

1960: College becomes Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

1992: RMIT granted university status, becoming RMIT University


A brief history of RMIT University Vietnam

1998: RMIT University invited to establish Vietnam’s first international university campus

2000: RMIT University Vietnam established

2001: First teaching in Ho Chi Minh City commences at 21 Pham Ngoc Thach Street, District 3

2004: First teaching in Hanoi commences at 2/2C Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound, Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District

2005: New purpose-built university campus begins operations at Saigon South

2010: Opening of new premises for Hanoi City campus at Handi Resco Building, 521 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh District

2010: Opening of international standard Recreation and Events Complex at Saigon South campus

2011: Opening of Residential Centre at Saigon South campus

2013: Opening of the landmark new Academic Building 2 at Saigon South campus

2015: Close to 9,900 graduates in total graduated from both Saigon South and Hanoi campuses

2015: Cumulative total of more than 800 scholarships worth more than VND170 billion given for free tuition and other support since opening of RMIT Vietnam.

2016: Student population passes 6,000 on both campuses


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