Maria Paasivaara

Looking for a cheaper, better and faster way to develop software

ResearchMaria PaasivaaraComputer Science Departmentsoftwaremanagement

March 15, 2018

By making their software development processes agile, companies can improve the quality of products while reducing production costs and time. Associate professor Maria Paasivaara explores how to take global software engineering into the future by challenging the traditional company hierarchy.

Morten Primdahl.

Meet the ITU graduate behind Zendesk


March 13, 2018

Morten Primdahl is co-founder of Zendesk, one of the biggest ever Danish IT success stories. Here he talks about his time at ITU and passes good advice on to next generation of IT entrepreneurs.

We are not biologically programmed to communicate online

Business IT Departmentmanagement

March 8, 2018

Digital leadership can lack empathy, understanding or consideration of the employee, because it is highly based on digital communication. Ph.D. Fellow and member of the I4L (Innovation for leaders) project Raluca Stana advises leaders to enhance and support a healthy and productive work environment by exercising socially and emotionally intelligent behavior online.

Sofie Stenbøg.

When digital education is a trip to Silicon Valley

ResearchBusiness IT Departmentchildren and youthdigitization

March 7, 2018

The debate about how the Danish Folkeskole should equip students for a digital future has been rolling back and forth since the early 1970s. In her PhD project, Sofie Stenbøg investigates how politicians, researchers, industry organizations and others are battling to set the agenda for digital education.

Lars Rune Christensen

Voice messages help farmers in Bangladesh

Lars Rune ChristensenBusiness IT DepartmentResearchbusiness

March 2, 2018

It technologies can help create sustainable development, but you also have to evaluate the initiatives for them to have a prolonged effect, says Associate Professor Lars Rune Christensen, who is developing an evaluation framework on the basis of case studies in, for example, Bangladesh

Niels Justesen

Young ITU researcher receives EliteForsk travel grant for teaching computers to think strategically

Digital Design DepartmentResearchartificial intelligencecomputer gamesawards

March 1, 2018

Niels Justesen is awarded a travel grant of DKK 200,000, and plans to travel to both New York and France, to work with some of the leading researchers in computer games and robots.


IT security is vital for the democratic process

Carsten SchürmannComputer Science DepartmentResearchIT securitydemocracy

February 22, 2018

Many countries are digitizing the electoral process. Associate professor Carsten Schürmann explores how it can be done without jeopardizing with voter's trust.

Raffaele Ciriello.

New social media can give power back to the users

Business IT DepartmentResearchBlockchainsocial mediaRaffaele Ciriello

February 13, 2018

New blockchain-based social media are gaining ground and challenging established platforms, such as Facebook, for example by paying their users in crypto currency for producing, sharing and liking content. These new media have the potential to give back control to the users, but according to Raffaele Ciriello, who is doing research on the topic, they also raise new ethical and legal issues.


The biggest challenge for Service Design is the organization

February 9, 2018

There is no doubt that service design is important and a user centered way of engaging users and customers is crucial for surviving as we move into a service-driven economy. But succeeding with service design often takes both organizational and cultural changes. This is one of the biggest challenges for service design.


New ITU project aims to boost young women's interest in programming

Computer Science DepartmentEducationdiversitychildren and youth

January 24, 2018

The IT University of Copenhagen is launching a three-year communication campaign with the goal of increasing the number of female students in its technical IT education programmes. The project is supported by a DKK 2.8 million grant from VILLUM FONDEN.