WEB DOCUMENTARY: The history of ITU

WEB DOCUMENTARY: The history of ITU

About ITU

August 29, 2019

In August 2019, the IT University of Copenhagen celebrates its 20th anniversary. The university's first Vice Chancellor, Mads Tofte, tells the story of the university's journey from 'startup university' to becoming a leading educational and research institution within IT.

IT University of Copenhagen turns 20

IT University of Copenhagen turns 20

About ITUEducationResearchEventsMartin Zachariasen

August 29, 2019

On August 30, 1999, the first 147 students started studying at the IT University of Copenhagen. Since, the university has undergone tremendous growth. Today it is one of Denmark's largest educators of highly sought-after IT specialists – with plans for further growth in the coming years.

New research to pave the way for faster crypto transactions

New research to pave the way for faster crypto transactions

Computer Science DepartmentResearchBlockchaincybercrimeBernardo Machado David

August 21, 2019

Faster cryptocurrency transactions might be the result of a new research project at the IT University of Copenhagen aiming to improve blockchain protocols. The project is funded by a DKK 1.7 million grant from the Concordium Foundation.

Even gender balance in ITU's software graduate programme

Even gender balance in ITU's software graduate programme

Computer Science DepartmentEducationdiversityPeter Sestoft

August 20, 2019

51 percent of the newly admitted students in the IT University's Master's programme in Software Design are women. It is important that women take part in shaping the digital development, says Head of Department Peter Sestoft.

Over 80 students ready for blockchain summer school

Over 80 students ready for blockchain summer school

EventsEducationBlockchainbusinessRoman BeckBusiness IT Department

August 7, 2019

Next week, the 4th international Blockchain Summer School is bringing together students from 16 countries who will work on blockchain solutions for Carlsberg, COWI and the European Commission, among others. The summer school culminates in the Nordic Blockchain Summit on Friday, August 16, an event open to industry professionals with an interest in the business potential of blockchain.

New ITU project: Using technology to increase Rohingya refugee's access to healthcare

New ITU project: Using technology to increase Rohingya refugee's access to healthcare

Lars Rune ChristensenBusiness IT DepartmentResearchhealth

July 1, 2019

The Novo Nordisk Foundation is funding a research collaboration between the IT University and the NGO Friendship to improve the reach of healthcare services in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh by using technology.

Computer game creates better understanding of Alzheimer's

Computer game creates better understanding of Alzheimer's

Digital Design DepartmentEducationcomputer gamesstudent life

June 26, 2019

Five students from the IT University's MSc in Games have created ‘Forgotten’ – a game that provides insight into what living with Alzheimer's is like. The students hope that the game can help give especially young people a better understanding of the disease.

ITU research will make it easier to investigate crypto crime

ITU research will make it easier to investigate crypto crime

Computer Science DepartmentResearchBlockchaincybercrimeBernardo Machado David

June 18, 2019

Cryptocurrencies have great potential as an alternative to traditional bank transfers, but still struggle with a reputation as a safe haven for criminals. A new research project at the IT University aims to develop new methods that will allow authorities to investigate suspicious transactions – while at the same time guaranteeing anonymity for law-abiding users.

Design challenge: How can IoT support alternative ways of co-habiting?

Design challenge: How can IoT support alternative ways of co-habiting?

Business IT DepartmentResearchinternet of thingsdesignIrina Shklovski

June 6, 2019

Although more and more people are living together in new ways, many technologies are designed with individuals and traditional use patterns in mind. The research project VIRT-EU is now inviting designers and developers to come up with fresh ideas on how technology can take into account different needs within living spaces.

New project is connecting blockchain start-ups in China and Denmark

New project is connecting blockchain start-ups in China and Denmark

Roman BeckBusiness IT DepartmentCollaborationsEntrepreneurshipBlockchain

May 10, 2019

The IT University of Copenhagen is partnering a new international initiative that will bring two of the world’s leading cities in blockchain innovation – Copenhagen and Shanghai – closer together.