Te Ahi Hangarau Technology Hub
Te Ahi Hangarau is the Māori name gifted to our Technology Hub. This name uses the word ‘Hangarau’ which is broadly applied to Technology. ‘Ahi’ is fire. Ahi is connected to creation – the idea of igniting ideation and innovation. Through offering students at the University of Auckland the opportunity to explore new technologies at Te Ahi Hangarau, we aim to ignite inspiration for problem-solving and help create tech-savvy and future-ready graduates.
About Te Ahi Hangarau
The University of Auckland Business School is the first business school in New Zealand to enable its students to have access to 5G Technology. The Business School developed Te Ahi Hangarau Technology Hub in partnership with Vodafone to provide students and staff access to cutting-edge technologies for educational and research purposes.
- New Technology Hub created to help students and staff design the future
- Students collaborate in the metaverse to solve complex business problems
The Technology Hub is also activated through FREE extra-curricular and co-curricular workshops and equipment training, open to all students and staff of the University of Auckland, no matter what they are studying. Current sessions on offer include 5G Practice Session, Virtual Reality Practice Session and Internet of Things Practice Session. To receive notifications of upcoming opportunities, sign up to our CIE event newsletter.
Technology and Facilities
Te Ahi Hangarau Technology Hub is an innovative learning space powered by 5G. It is fully equipped with contemporary learning environment capabilities including modular furniture, live video streaming, mobile displays, and a nine-panel high definition video wall. It features two learning areas, both equipped with furniture and displays for independent and simultaneous delivery.
Devices and equipment on hand for experimentation and learning include 3D Printers, Virtual Reality headsets, Smart home IoT devices and 5G capable modems*, handsets, tablets and laptops. Bring Your Own Device or make use of our laptops and high-spec PCs – available on request. Additional technologies will be added in the future – watch this space!
How to gain access
Start your journey by completing CIE’s online orientation and health and safety quiz. This will grant automatic access to CIE’s Canvas course and the learning resources we have developed to empower you with technologies and digital tools.
Pick your technology of choice and you will be guided through video tutorials that will prepare you for a short 30min in-person training. Once you have completed training you will be free to experiment and play with the technologies with the hub.
Regular opening hours will be staffed by our team of Creative Technologies and drop-ins are encouraged. Drop by for a chat, a demonstration or a like-minded chat about the exciting potential of technology. Our technology-savvy staff are on-hand to help you explore how emerging technologies can enable and empower any goal or project you may have.
General Technology Hub opening hours are Monday to Friday, 11am-2pm.
Please note that the Technology Hub will be closed over the University of Auckland’s mid-semester and inter-semester breaks. Opening hours may be subject to change due to activities and events held in the Technology Hub. We will do our best to limit disruptions to our regular hours, but please check our calendar for the latest updates.
5G is the fifth generation of cellular networks. Up to 100 times faster than 4G, 5G is creating never-before-seen opportunities for people and businesses.
5G runs on the same radio frequencies that are currently being used for your smartphone, on Wi-Fi networks and in satellite communications, but it enables technology to go a lot further.
Beyond being able to download a full-length HD movie to your phone in seconds (even from a crowded stadium), 5G is really about connecting things everywhere – reliably, without lag – so people can measure, understand and manage things in real time.
Faster connectivity speeds, ultra-low latency and greater bandwidth is advancing societies, transforming industries and dramatically enhancing day-to-day experiences.
Services that we used to see as futuristic, such as e-health, connected vehicles and traffic systems and advanced mobile cloud gaming have arrived.
At Te Ahi Hangarau Technology Hub, with 5G technology you can help create a smarter, safer and more sustainable future.