Oxford University's Bent Flyvbjerg and ITU establish IT programme management research collaboration
The Oxford Major Programme Management research group starts collaboration with the ITU Research Centre for Government IT. The collaboration will, among other things, investigate the performance of IT projects.
Bent Flyvbjerg is one of the worlds most quoted researchers within the field of IT programme management. He has published numerous articles on the topic of large-scale project management, and he has published some of the most quoted books on the topic.
Throughout his career he has established research centers at Oxford University, Aalborg University and Technical University of Delft as well as developed management educations for both public and private sectors in Europe, the USA and Asia. He is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently the prestigious Project Management Institute Research Achievement Award in 2019.
The Research Centre for Government IT was established in 2018 and conducts research on IT-projects, software, and digitalization.
Lars Frelle, Director at Danish Industry, who took part in establishing Research Centre for Government IT when he was Director of the Danish Agency for Digitisation, is excited to hear about the new collaboration:
“It’s a great initiative. We need more research on how to conduct successful digitalization projects and collaborations between the private and public sectors,” Lars Frelle says.
Bent Flyvbjerg is also looking forward to the cooperation between the two universities:
“IT projects are an increasing part of my research at Oxford, and it is very relevant to work together with the Research Centre for Government IT. We are looking forward to come to Copenhagen and to welcome ITU’s researchers in Oxford,” Bent Flyvbjerg says.
Jens Schmidt, head of Research Centre for Government IT, is also excited to see the large potential in the arrangement between the two research teams.
“The Oxford research group is in the absolute world elite, and it’s a huge step for ITU and for Research Centre for Government IT that we are collaborating with them. I hope that this will create a basis for a partnership that will grow in the future.”
Research Centre for Government IT is a part of Institute for Computer Science at IT University of Copenhagen. Head of Department Peter Sestoft emphasizes the new possibilities to make groundbreaking research.
“The collaboration with Flyvbjerg’s research group is an outstanding example of interdisciplinary research that will provide us with fundamental insights, and be of great importance to our society,” Peter Sestoft explains.