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Written December 14, 2018 12:58 PM by Vibeke Arildsen
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Cooperative enterprise is in our cultural DNA – so why aren’t we better at it today?
Cooperative enterprise may help tackle some of society’s greatest problems, chief among them a constantly changing labour market. Traditionally, cooperative enterprise has played an important role in Denmark, but the business form is marginalized today. The IT University research group Reflection and Action (Reflact) is working on changing that.
Routledge to publish long awaited handbook of collective intelligence
The handbook, which is co-edited by Assistant Professor of the IT University, Carina Antonia Hallin, will provide a much-needed foundation for working in the field of collective intelligence combining human minds and technology for democracy and governance. The book is available for pre-order now.
ITU researcher secures prestigious EU funding for research in theoretical computer science
Associate Professor Radu-Cristian Curticapean at the IT University of Copenhagen’s Computer Science department has received a 1.5 million Euro grant from the European Research Council to conduct research in the field of theoretical computer science.
IRFD funds ITU research in voter coercion and graph modification problems
IT University of Copenhagen researchers Oksana Kulyk and Paloma Thomé De Lima have been awarded 2.8 million kroner for their respective projects from the Independent Research Fund Denmark.
New research center focuses on IT aspects of the green transition
On December 7, the IT University of Copenhagen is launching the new Center for Climate IT which will examine the complex relationship between digitalization and climate change. Join us for an opening reception and panel debate.
Gaming AI engine developers modl.ai close 8.5-million-euro funding deal
The company, co-founded by Professor at the IT University, Sebastian Risi, tackles complex game development problems with automation and an army of bots.
ITU launches new Center for Digital Play
The new Center for Digital Play at the IT University of Copenhagen will serve as base for research in computer games, creative AI, design, and digital culture.
Flyvbjerg: IT projects lack sufficient risk assessment
According to VKR Professor and Head of the Danish Institute for IT Program Management at the IT University, Bent Flyvbjerg, cost overruns on large-scale IT projects can be attributed to faulty risk assessment. In a new scientific article, the researcher and his colleagues present a power law to combat the problem.
ITU receives positive accreditation
In an accompanying report, the Danish Accreditation Institution bases its decision to award the IT University a positive accreditation on the university’s “a well-founded and ongoing quality assurance practice that systematically and comprehensively addresses issues of quality and relevance and supports the continuous development of all study programmes.”
ITU researcher’s spinout company Mindpool is acquired by leading innovation platform Wazoku
The research spinout Mindpool, co-founded by researcher at the IT University’s Business IT department, Carina Antonia Hallin, has been acquired by leading innovation platform Wazoku.
Workshop: Understanding the pitfalls of case-study research with Bent Flyvbjerg
On Thursday Oct. 6, VKR Professor of IT project management at ITU, Bent Flyvbjerg, will host a workshop about common misunderstandings that hamper effective case-study driven research. Danish as well as international researchers are encouraged to sign up.
Recommendations to boost cooperative enterprise based on ITU research
Danish startups and entrepreneurs lack knowledge of the potential in cooperative enterprise. The Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs’ taskforce on cooperative enterprise has published a new set of recommendations for legislators to address the problem. A team of ITU researchers has been instrumental in devising the recommendations by analyzing democratic entrepreneurship in Denmark.
Per Bruun Brockhoff appointed new Vice-Chancellor of the IT University of Copenhagen
Department Head at DTU Compute, Per Bruun Brockhoff, will take office as Vice-Chancellor of the IT University on September 1, 2022.
Innovation projects apply knowledge in practice – and presents new perspectives on research
Researchers at the IT University of Copenhagen, Cancan Wang and Bernardo David, have secured funding from Copenhagen Fintech to realize their respective innovation projects in a private sector context. Innovation projects allow researchers to apply their knowledge in practice and gain new research insights.
NERDS research group wins best research environment award
The IT University’s Networks, Data, and Society (NERDS) research group is the winner of Danish Young Academy’s award for best research environment.
Funding: ITU researchers examine cultural dynamics in the age of digitalisation
Associate Professor at Digital Design, Luca Rossi, and Postdoc at Business IT, Vasilieos-Spyridon Vlassis, have secured 4.6 million kroner from the European CHANSE programme for their respective research projects in digital innovation and social and cultural dynamics.
Space missions: SpaceX is faster and more cost-efficient than NASA
A new study from the internationally renowned project management expert and Villum Kann Rasmussen Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, Bent Flyvbjerg, concludes that in using a scalable platform strategy, SpaceX is more efficient than NASA when it comes to launching missions into space.
Rasmus Ejlers Møgelberg and Jonas Fritsch receive grants from IRFD
The two researchers – from Computer Science and Digital Design at the IT University respectively – have each secured a grant of approximately 2.8 million kroner for their research projects.
European Blockchain Center announces new partnership
The European Blockchain Center at the IT University of Copenhagen is partnering with SupraOracles to explore future collaborative efforts to provide value to the blockchain industry on a global scale.
Can robots help prevent anxiety attacks in children?
Morten Roed Frederiksen from Computer Science at ITU has received 1.6 million kroner from Independent Research Fund Denmark for at research project that aims to make robots better at understanding human emotion. The goal is to create technology that may help children with anxiety.
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