The IT University of Copenhagen was established in 1999 as a free faculty at Copenhagen Business School. The free faculty was called IT-højskolen and the main goal was to increase the number of research-based IT study programmes in Denmark.

In connection with the University Act of July 2003 IT-højskolen became an independent university and changed name to the IT University of Copenhagen.

IT study programmes and IT research

Together with universities in the west of Denmark the IT University of Copenhagen was commissioned to produce new graduate study programmes about IT. The study programmes was to be targeted students with bachelor degree in a field unrelated to IT. Furthermore there was to be created master and diploma study programmes at a high academic level as further education for professionals working with IT. Last but not least the universities were to do research in IT at an international level.


2014: Launching ITU Business Development A/S, a start-up accelerator for the many entrepreneurs who are affiliated to the IT University.

2012: Modem - ITU student radio starts broadcasting



2012: E-buss is now an autonomous study programme at the ITU

2011: Innovative students start up ITU Innovators



2010: The students open their own café called Café Analog, and the film club ITU.Film 

2009: The students establish the student political association: stupIT



2007: The first bachelor students start at the ITU

2007: A study trip to universities in China initiates a global focus at the ITU



2005: The student bar, Scrollbar, opens

2005: A study trip to India gives insights into the future need for IT competences in Denmark and that starts work on a bachelor study programme



2004: The IT University of Copenhagen moves from Glentevej to a new building at Rued Langgaards Vej 7 in Ørestaden



2003: IT-højskolen becomes an autonomous university named the IT University of Copenhagen. The ITU gets its own Board of Directors with Mogens Munk Rasmussen as chairman



 2002: First PhD, master and diploma students graduates

2002: The Foresight Panel was established including Robin Milner as a member





2000: The first candidate from IT-højskolen graduate

1999: IT-Højskolen is established as a free faculty at the Copenhagen Business School