Our heritage

A brief history of RMIT University Melbourne and RMIT Vietnam.

RMIT 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

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.

2017: Student population passes 6,000 on both campuses

2019: Close to 14,600 graduates in total graduated from both Saigon South and Hanoi campuses

2019: Cumulative total of 1,330 scholarships worth about US$13.7 million (approximately 319 billion VND) given for free tuition and other support since opening of RMIT Vietnam.