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Welcome to the School of Technology, Environments and Design

The School of Technology, Environments and Design is a science, technology and design enterprise of global reach and relevance, integrating social and physical sciences, and underpinned by systematic and technology innovation and design.

It is a vibrant centre for world-class research and learning and teaching on the interactions between, and understanding of, humans and the natural, built and digital environments.

Our School capitalises on the distinctive culture and ecology of Tasmania’s island laboratory, bringing together expertise in architecture and design, information and communication technology, physical and human geography, and surveying and spatial sciences.

Sustainability regional development, urban liveability, Earth observations and habitat conservation are some of our core focus areas.

HITLab Australia

The Human Interface Technology Laboratory Australia (HITLab AU) is a research and teaching facility within the Discipline of Information and Communication Technology at the University of Tasmania, located at the Newnham campus in Launceston.

Our mission is to empower people by building advanced human-computer interface technology that will unlock the power of human intelligence, improve quality of life and link minds globally. We offer units in the Bachelor of ICT, post-graduate coursework, honours and research higher degree programs, and partner with local, national and international business and industry in the research and development of projects with strong commercial potential.


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Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW)

CSAW works to foster the use of wood as a quality and environmentally sustainable material within the built environment with a focus on collaborative relationships between industry partners and active researchers within CSAW and the Discipline of Architecture & Design.

The Centre is located within the Discipline of Architecture & Design and comprises a multidisciplinary team of architects, engineers and wood products industry practitioners who are supported by a state-of-the-art research laboratory and testing facilities.


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