As part of the second annual Vietnam-Australia Collaboration on Industry 4.0 roundtable, RMIT formally launched the School of Science, Engineering & Technology with a and introduced its new dean Professor Brett Kirk.
RMIT Deputy Vice-Chancellor (STEM College) and Vice President Digital Innovation Professor Aleks Subic said that the inclusion of ‘Engineering’ in the school’s name raises the prominence and reputation of RMIT’s globally recognised engineering programs and excellence in research and translation, and robust partnerships with international industry leaders.
“RMIT engineering is ranked 14th in the world and 9th in Australia in the QS rankings and in the 2018 Excellence in Research in Australia audit, our complementary School in Australia, School of Engineering was amongst the top group of Australian universities recognised for world-class engineering research,” Professor Subic said.
“With the new leadership, and with Professor Kirk on board, we have an ambitious plan to increase the breadth and depth of capabilities across the full range of STEM disciplines, increasing the number of degree programs to be offered in both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, building research capabilities and increasing our engagement with industries, government, and community.”
Newly appointed Dean of School of Science, Engineering & Technology (SSET) Professor Brett Kirk was thrilled when arriving at a very exciting time “because the vision for RMIT Vietnam as a whole is to become a more comprehensive university and to grow significantly, and science, engineering and technology is absolutely central of that”.
Professor Kirk emphasised that the School’s new name reflects “the growth we’ve achieved over the last couple of years and our new direction in broadening and deepening the programs that we offer”.