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The HITLab Australia (HITLab AU) is a specialist human interface technology teaching and research centre developed by the University of Tasmania within the School of Engineering and ICT. Established in 2008, it partners with the world-renowned HITLab US (http://www.hitl.washington.edu) based at the University of Washington in Seattle and has links with the HITLab NZ (http://www.hitlabnz.org) based at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

A primary objective of HITLab Australia is to serve as an economic engine for Tasmania (and Australia as a whole) by tapping the enormous talent at UTAS and working on projects that empower people by building advanced interface technology that unlocks and links minds.

HITLab AU offers of a human interface technology units in the Bachelor of ICT; post-graduate coursework, honours and research higher degree programs. We partner with local, national and international business and industry in the research and development of projects with strong commercial potential. Locally within the University of Tasmania we are exploring the development of research and teaching collaborations across a range of disciplines including Architecture, Visual & Performing Arts, Nursing and Health Science, Engineering, and with the Australian Maritime College.

Professor Henry Duh is the Director for the HITLab AU and Professor Tom Furness (founder of the HITLab US) is International Director.

To learn more about the HITLab Australia please review the links to the left. If you wish to locate or contact us please visit our contact us page.

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