The School of Global, Urban and Social Studies (GUSS) is committed to fostering partnerships with industry and communities.

The school's high-profile partnerships and celebrated industry links drive developments and contribute to various industries. They shape RMIT’s educational offerings, ensuring they are relevant and produce work-ready graduates.

GUSS connects with industry through:

  • research collaborations and projects
  • tailored staff development education programs
  • student placements (work-integrated learning)
  • leadership initiatives focused on key discipline areas, including social justice, criminology, global studies, languages, translating and interpreting, environment and sustainability, social work, social care, welfare and community support.   

Find out more about the ways GUSS can partner with your organisation and work towards creating fair and inclusive communities.

Association memberships

School of Global Urban and Social Studies programs are accredited by industry, ensuring educational offerings are up-to-date and reflect best practice in industry.


The School of Global, Urban and Social Studies partners with government and non-government agencies, professional bodies, businesses, research centres and the community in a number of ways.

Scholarships and prizes

Our valuable relationships with industry and the community play a key role in enriching the future of our students.

Social work professional development

RMIT Social Work has an ongoing commitment to community and human services professions, groups and communities within the social work field.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer