The Hunter Creative Industries and Technology Centre (HCIT) provides a gateway into the University's knowledge community of creative thinkers and innovators. Working collaboratively with national and international business and knowledge communities, the Centre will address the creative, research and business opportunities of future. The Mission of the Hunter Creative Industries and Technology centre is to develop research knowledge and innovation within national and international scholarly communities.
The University of Newcastle recognises the importance of research and development opportunities in the creative industries fields. Considerable expertise exists at the University of Newcastle in the research areas of Creative Industries. The Hunter Creative Industries and Technology Centre is positioned within the School of Design, Communication and IT to pull together these expertise.
The Centre is comprised of three research groups:
- Applied Informatics Research group (AIR)
- Communication and Media Research group (CAMR)
- Natural History Illustration Research group (NHIRG)
Through the activities of the Hunter Creative Industries and Technology centre the University of Newcastle provides a gateway for business and industry to access expertise that the Centre provides with the aim to foster creative innovation in the region.
These activities include a range of individual and collaborative works such as report writing, impact studies, publication of books, chapters, journal articles, conference contributions, technological innovations and creative practice outputs.
Important to the development of the Hunter Creative Industries and Technology centre is a focus on collaboration and engagement with industry and the development of undergraduate and postgraduate training and research opportunities.
The Hunter Creative Industries and Technology centre encourages collaborations between individual scholars as well as co-investigations involving University of Newcastle staff, students and other National and International Universities to best facilitate knowledge transfer partnerships.