RMIT University is an Australian public research university located inMelbourne, Victoria. Founded by Francis Ormond in 1887, RMIT began asa night school offering classes in art, science, and technology, in responseto the industrial revolution in Australia. It was a private college for morethan a hundred years before merging with the Phillip Institute ofTechnology to become a public university in 1992. It has an enrolment ofaround 87,000 higher and vocational education students, making it thelargest dual-sector education provider in Australia. With an annual revenueof around A$1.3 billion, it is also one of the wealthiest universities inAustralia. It is rated a five star university by Quacquarelli Symonds and isranked 17th in the World for art and design subjects in the QS WorldUniversity Rankings, making it the top art and design university in Australia.