The IT University takes lodgings with the neighbors
After years with a growing number of students, the IT University of Copenhagen has to expand its' premises. A tenancy agreement with DR has now fallen into place.
Students and employees at the IT University of Copenhagen will soon find more room, when the IT University expands the premises next year. As more students are admitted to the university’s programs, the current campus at Amager has fallen short in space. On December 4, 2019, the IT University and DR signed the tenancy agreement.
“We are happy to have found premises that close to the IT University of Copenhagen. So far, the IT University has been situated at one single address, and we appreciate the fact that the new buildings are right across the street, “ says Georg Dam Steffensen, University Director at ITU.
Growing number of students
In 2004, the IT University moved into the 23,353 square meter building in the Orestad. Since then, the number of students admitted into ITU’s programs has increased.
“With more space we are able to educate more it-experts of tomorrow, which we of course are happy about. We have been short of classrooms and office spaces, because the number of students has grown since we admitted the first students 20 years ago, “ Georg Dam Steffensen says.
Today, 2,500 students are enrolled at ITU. In 2004, the number was 1,700.
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So far, the IT University has been situated at one single address, and we appreciate the fact that the new buildings are right across the street
Georg Dam Steffensen, universitetsdirektør på ITU «
The tenancy agreement between the IT University and DR is a result of an open tendering. The premises will be handed over to ITU on March 1st, 2020.
The chairman of the board at ITU, Maria Rørbye Rønn, who is the Director-General and CEO in DR has declared herself disqualified in the board’s processing on the expansion plan. As University Director Georg Dam Steffensen has been responsible for the negotiations on behalf the IT University.
The architecture firm PLH Artkitekterne provides consultancy to the IT University in regard to the moving. The final moving plans has not yet been appointed, but the new premises will both serve as office spaces, classrooms and conference rooms.
Georg Dam Steffensen, University Director, phone +45 7218 5193, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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