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Our mission is to empower people through the invention, development, transition and commercialisation of technologies that unlock the power of human intelligence and link minds globally.

Our goals are to:

  • Provide multi-disciplinary project-based learning experiences for students.
  • Create a world-class centre of excellence for human interface technology research
  • Develop and transition to industry leading-edge human-computer interfaces to accelerate economic development in New Zealand.

How does the HIT Lab operate?

The HIT Lab NZ integrates research & education, providing students with a project-based learning environment. We offer a Ph.D. and a Master program in Humant Interface Technolopgy.

Staff and students can work on their own initiatives or on industry and faculty-driven projects, all of which have the potential to result in real commercial products. Students can undertake projects in the Lab as part of their studies or alternatively work in the Lab as an extracurricular activity.

The HIT Lab NZ engages in projects with national and international industrial partners, academics partners, a large and diverse group of market-leading companies associated with the Seattle-based HIT Lab, and with some affiliated partners. Our partners are from a variety of fields ranging from acadmia to software development.


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NZi3 Building, Creyke Road University of Canterbury
Ilam, Christchurch
New Zealand

(64 3) 364 2349


University of Canterbury

University of Washington

Canterbury Development Corporation