RMIT University (officially the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and often simply referred to as RMIT) is an Australianuniversity of technology and design based in Melbourne, Victoria. RMIT was founded in 1887 by grazier, politician and public benefactorthe Hon. Francis Ormond—as the Working Men's College of Melbourne. Its foundation campus is located in Melbourne City, and is a contiguous part of the northern area of the city centre. It opened as a night school for instruction in art, science and technology—to support the industrialisation of Melbourne during the 19th century. It had an initial enrollment of 320 students. As of 2013, it has an enrollment of around 82,000 students across vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.