It is the third-oldest higher education provider in the state of Victoria and the seventh-oldest in Australia. Its foundation campus "RMIT City" is located at the northern end of the Melbourne CBD. RMIT was awarded royal patronage in 1954, and is the only Australian university to have received the honour. According to the THES - QS World University Rankings in 2009, RMIT is ranked in the top 10 universities in Australia. It is included in the top 100 universities in the World for producing work-ready graduates, and is one of 20 institutes of technology that feature in the listing. It has an internationally recognised reputation for advertising, architecture, art, communication, design, engineering and technology.
RMIT pioneered the dual sector education system (Higher Education courses and Vocational Education & Training courses) in Australia during the mid-20th century. It is now the largest institution of its type in the country, and offers every level of award available in the Australian Qualifications Framework.
This post is part of the Signs, Signs meme.
|The main entrance of the University n Latrobe St and the statue of Francis Ormond|
|View of Building 1 and the tower from Latrobe St|
|A gargoyle above the Building 1 entrance|
|View of Bowen Lane|
What a terrific looking school and such a great history! Your captures are superb as always, Nick! I do wish I were able to visit your very beautiful country. Through your posts, and others from Australia I have learned so much about a place I knew very little of before! Thank you!! Have a great day!ReplyDelete
Great shots as usual Nick!ReplyDelete
Terrific tour of the place.ReplyDelete
I love that! The Working Man's College! As old "union" people this rings a bell. Thanks.ReplyDelete
I think Francis Ormond would be very happy with the outcome of his original vision Nick, beautiful detail images.ReplyDelete
This has great architecture for a University. Your photos and the story behind this post is very informative.ReplyDelete
We need more philanthropic people like him.
Although each wing is very different, this as a whole seems to flow sympathetically.ReplyDelete
Your 3rd picture is particularly artistic!
I love the architecture and the details.ReplyDelete
impressive architecture and school. the last photo is my favorite.ReplyDelete
The architecture reminds me of our Adelaide University buildingsReplyDelete
I love Building 1ReplyDelete
and the gargoyle!!
Wow, what an impressive university!ReplyDelete