RMIT: RMIT University selected as an official partner of the New European Bauhaus

RMIT has been named a partner of the New European Bauhaus (NEB) – a creative and interdisciplinary initiative of the European Commission aimed at designing new ways of living to build a sustainable, inclusive and beautiful future for all.

Inspired by the early 20th century Bauhaus modernist art school, the NEB brings the European Green Deal closer to people by creating inclusive and accessible living spaces, highlighting the value of simplicity, functionality and circularity of materials while recognising the importance of cultural and aesthetics values.

RMIT Europe Executive Director Marta Fernandez said that the partnership will see collaboration with other NEB partners on projects and initiatives that promote and apply the principles of the NEB and drive positive social change.
“We’re delighted to join the community of NEB partners – many of our current goals and activities build on the values and ambitions of the NEB,” she said.

“RMIT Europe is already working with NEB principles on various initiatives – including a new offering of free online educational courses for professionals interested in learning how to transform our cities to make them more sustainable, inclusive, healthy and livable”.
With a global network of more than 96,000 students, 9,000 staff, 450,000 alumni worldwide as well as a network of 2,000 partners in Europe, RMIT is in a unique position to amplify the NEB message beyond Europe’s borders.
“As a partner, we’ll connect NEB initiatives to Australia and Asia bringing RMIT’s world leading research expertise in design and architecture as well as sustainable urban futures to the European research, innovation and city development contexts to address societal needs,” Fernandez said.
RMIT is a partner in European funded projects in sustainability and livable cities (RECETAS, EdiCitNet), creative approaches to mitigating climate change (CreaTures) and plus energy building transformation (CULTURAL-E).
RMIT also coordinates Marie Sklodowska-Curie Doctoral Networks such as REDI – supporting new PhD positions with academic and industry partners in Europe – and EINST4INE, an innovative European training network for industrial digital transformation.
The NEB will connect art and culture with science and technology, and facilitate conversations between citizens, experts, businesses and institutions to find innovative solutions to complex societal problems through co-creation.

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