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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.

IT-Universitetet i København.

The IT University of Copenhagen launches Center for Information Security and Trust

Digital Design DepartmentCarsten SchürmannBusiness IT DepartmentComputer Science DepartmentIT security

March 11, 2019

With the establishment of a multidisciplinary research center, the IT University aims to create a foundation for raising the level of IT security in Denmark so that it matches current and future cyber threats.

AIR Lab på ITU.

New ITU lab examines the emotional aspects of technology

Digital Design DepartmentEducationResearchdesignJonas Fritsch

March 5, 2019

Technology has become such a substantial part of our lives that it affects our experience of ourselves and our surroundings. AIR Lab is a new interdisciplinary meeting place at ITU that takes the emotional aspects of technology seriously.

Emil Christensen, vinder af FA's bacheloropgavepris 2018.

Award-winning thesis: Young investors want influence

Digital Design DepartmentEducationawardsfintechapps

November 14, 2018

A concept for an investment app for young people won two students from Digital Media and Design the FA bachelor thesis award 2018. They received the award in connection with Finance IT Day on Wednesday 14 November – and the winners are naturally planning to invest the DKK 30,000 prize.


ITU graduates created one of Italy’s biggest game successes

Digital Design DepartmentEntrepreneurshipcomputer gamesstartups

September 20, 2018

Three graduates from ITU’s Games programme went on to found what would become one of Italy’s most successful indie game studios, 34BigThings. We talked to the founders about their company and their time at ITU.

Kasper Støy og Andres Faina fra ITU.

Spinout from ITU automates strenuous lab work

Digital Design DepartmentResearchEntrepreneurshipstartupsrobots

September 13, 2018

Robot professor Kasper Støy has founded Flow Robotics, which lets a robot take over repetitive pipetting tasks that lead to hand and arm injuries among lab workers.


Robotic fish teaches itself to swim

Digital Design DepartmentResearchrobotsartificial intelligence

August 15, 2018

Inspired by the black ghost knifefish, two researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen have developed a soft robot that taught itself to swim. By means of an evolutionary algorithm, the artificial fish has discovered a swimming technique resembling that which the knife fish developed through natural evolution.


ITU hosts triple conference on games

Digital Design DepartmentResearchEventscomputer gamesEspen Aarseth

August 10, 2018

From August 13-17, more than 80 computer game researchers from around the world will gather at the IT University of Copenhagen for three consecutive conferences on games analysis, history and philosophy.

ITU researcher receives artificial life-award

Digital Design DepartmentSebastian RisiResearchartificial intelligenceawards

August 6, 2018

Associate professor at The IT University of Copenhagen, Sebastian Risi, receives “Distinguished Young Investigator Award.”

Super Mario landscape.

AI generates new challenges for Mario

Digital Design DepartmentResearchcomputer gamesartificial intelligenceSebastian Risi

June 13, 2018

A group of researchers has developed an artificial intelligence algorithm that automatically generates new levels for computer games. The technology opens up for new possibilities for adapting the difficulty of game levels to individual players.

Kjell Yngve Petersen.

ITU researcher receives award for intelligent lighting project

Digital Design DepartmentResearchawardsdesigngreen IT

June 7, 2018

Kjell Yngve Petersen, Associate Professor at the IT University in Copenhagen, has received the energy sector’s research award ELFORSK for a project on intelligent lighting that provides energy savings as well as better lighting for the users.


What can we learn from the Facebook data scandal?

Digital Design DepartmentBusiness IT Departmentsocial mediaprivacyAske KammerBrit Ross WinthereikIrina Shklovski

May 7, 2018

The Cambridge Analytica scandal where data from 87 million Facebook users was abused has raised concerns and debate about the implications of sharing personal data with global tech companies. Here, three ITU researchers reflect on what we can learn from the scandal.

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.

Marie and Maria.

A Tinder app for art

Digital Design DepartmentEducationITU thesisdigital artdesign

December 20, 2017

Digital technologies allow us to create more targeted and personalized museum experiences, according to Marie Bryndum and Maria Muhandes, who studied Digital Design and Communication at ITU. In their thesis project, they designed a Tinder-like app that gives museum visitors easier access to information about the artworks.

Digital Design and Interactive Technologies.

Digital design programme sharpens technical focus

Digital Design DepartmentEducationdesignJonas Fritsch

December 11, 2017

The IT University's MSc programme in Digital Design and Communication changes its name to Digital Design and Interactive Technologies (DDIT). At the same time, the programme will give students a stronger technical foundation.

Tell Me What You See.

Thesis project turned into an award-winning puzzle game

Digital Design DepartmentEducationITU thesiscomputer games

December 6, 2017

Four students from ITU’s Games programme dedicated their thesis to making the Virtual Reality (VR) experience more social. The resulting game ‘Tell Me What You See’ won the award for ‘Most Innovative Newcomer’ at the game festival Play17 and took the prize as best ITU student project in 2017.

Cecilie Jo Nielsen.

Can chemotherapy at home benefit cancer patients?

Digital Design DepartmentEducationdesignhealthITU thesis

November 17, 2017

Since 2015, some Danish cancer patients have had the opportunity to receive parts of their chemotherapy treatment in their own homes. What advantages and disadvantages does this have for the patients? This was the central question posed by Cecilie Jo Nielsen and Astrid Ellen Dalsjö in their MSc thesis from Digital Design and Communication at the IT University of Copenhagen (the programme changed its name to Digital Design and Interactive Technologies in November 2017).

FA bacheloropgavepris.

Savings concept for young bank customers wins bachelor thesis award

Digital Design DepartmentEducationdesignfintech

November 9, 2017

Three Digital Media and Design students at the IT University of Copenhagen have received FA's bachelor thesis award for a project, in which they developed a digital concept in the form of a savings app for young bank customers. The honour comes with a DKK 30,000 prize.

 Phillip Phoelich and Óscar Losada.

Creating more realistic hand movements in VR

Digital Design DepartmentEducationcomputer gamesITU thesis

October 26, 2017

How can you create a more realistic Virtual Reality experience? Well, it might help if your hand couldn’t move straight through solid objects like tables and walls. Phillip Phoelich and Óscar Losada set out to create a software solution to this problem in their thesis project from the Games programme at the IT University of Copenhagen.

ITU lecture.

Three ITU faculty awarded for excellence in teaching

Digital Design DepartmentAbout ITUBusiness IT DepartmentComputer Science Department

October 18, 2017

At ITU’s annual party on September 29, three faculty members received ITU’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The awards were given based on the students’ course evaluations. ITU faculty are generally ranked highly by students, according to a survey by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science from earlier this year.

Espen Aarseth.

CAST IT: Game Studies From The Hobbit To Minecraft

Digital Design DepartmentResearchcomputer gamesEspen AarsethThore Husfeldtcast IT

October 13, 2017

Learn more about computer games and the field of Game Studies in this podcast featuring Espen Aarseth, professor at ITU.

Forestillingen om Facebooks ekkokamre er overdrevet.

New survey: The notion of echo chambers on Facebook is exaggerated

Digital Design DepartmentResearchLuca Rossidemocracysocial media

September 5, 2017

A new survey by the research group DECIDIS at the IT University of Copenhagen challenges the notion that social media make users with different political positions invisible to each other. Nearly a third of Danes sometimes change their opinion as a result of a political discussion on Facebook.

Robot printer.

New robot printer spits out recyclable robots

Digital Design DepartmentComputer Science DepartmentResearchrobotsSebastian Risi

July 3, 2017

In just 13 minutes, a newly developed robot printer can transform an aluminum wire with little motors attached into a functional robot that can be recycled and reused for other purposes. Researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU), MIT and Columbia, among others, are behind the invention, which might eventually be used in space or in disaster situations.

Scandinavian design methods are popular in Japan

Digital Design DepartmentResearchdesignseniorsLone MalmborgCollaborations

March 30, 2017

A group of researchers from the ITU Co-design team are experiencing great interest from Japanese universities and companies who want to learn more about the Scandinavian design methods. A new collaboration with the Hakodate Future University is now being signed.

Espen Aarseth.

ITU appoints Denmark’s first professor in computer games

Digital Design DepartmentResearchcomputer gamesEspen Aarseth

March 29, 2017

The IT University of Copenhagen has appointed Espen Aarseth Professor of Game Studies, a field he has played a significant role in establishing. On Tuesday, April 4, he will share his take on the state of computer games research and the still unanswered questions about the impact of games on our lives.

Jonas Jørgensen.

The robots of the future are soft and octopus-like

Digital Design DepartmentResearchdigital artrobots

February 27, 2017

Soft robots made from materials like silicone have the potential to change what we use robots for and challenge how we perceive them, says PhD student Jonas Jørgensen, who uses his combined background as a physicist and art historian in his experiments with the technology.

Minna Isomursu.

ITU appoints new professor in digital design

Digital Design DepartmentResearchhealth

February 21, 2017

Minna Isomursu has joined ITU as a professor in interaction design and co-design in the university’s Digital Design department. At ITU she will among other things continue her research on improving health care services using data.

Erik Grönvall.

Designing a health care system for everyone

Digital Design DepartmentResearchhealthErik Grönvall

February 20, 2017

For people who travel to a new country to work or study, getting to know a new health system can be a challenge. Erik Grönvall studies how technology might help to make public services more accessible for new and old citizens alike.

Hans-Joachim Backe.

Computer games are an art form, too

Digital Design DepartmentResearch

January 30, 2017

Just like films, literature and theatre, computer games are important artefacts through which we can understand our cultural heritage, says Hans-Joachim Backe. His research is about finding out exactly how digital games communicate – and sometimes inspire players to reflect on the morality of their own actions.

Trends i 2017.

5 digital trends to keep an eye on in 2017

Digital Design DepartmentBusiness IT DepartmentComputer Science Department

January 10, 2017

Blockchain technology will create a basis for a whole new economy, artificial intelligence will enter our daily lives, and the responsibility of media giants will come into focus. We have asked five researchers at the IT University to take a peek into the crystal ball and predict what digital trends will shape the coming year.

GIFT project at ITU.

Researchers to create more engaging digital museum experiences

Digital Design DepartmentResearch

September 27, 2016

The IT University of Copenhagen is leading a new research project helping museums across Europe exploit the potential of technology for engaging art and culture audiences. The project has received €2,4 million in EU funding.


How does Wi-Fi feel on the body?

Digital Design DepartmentResearchAnna VallgårdaErik GrönvallJonas Fritschawards

June 27, 2016

Three researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen have developed and studied FeltRadio, a device that translates radio waves from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth into electrical impulses on the body. In the beginning of June, the project received an Honorable Mention Award at the DIS conference in Brisbane.

Anna Vallgårda.

Experiments change our views of computer design

Digital Design DepartmentAnna VallgårdadesignResearch

June 10, 2016

Have you ever wondered why the computer looks the way it does? Why it is made of steel with a keyboard and a screen?

ITU Designers.

ITU creatives bridge the gap to the industry

Digital Design DepartmentEducationdesign

May 3, 2016

The new student organization ITU Designers is bringing together students from all ITU study programmes to help students expand their portfolio and build their knowledge of the industry.

Kreativ kunstig intelligens.

Creative machines: The next frontier for artificial intelligence

Digital Design DepartmentEducationartificial intelligence

May 2, 2016

Artificial intelligence can solve routine tasks but still struggles to be creative or collaborate with us.

Espen Aarseth.

New research will help us understand computer games

Digital Design DepartmentResearchcomputer gamesEspen Aarseth

May 2, 2016

Espen Aarseth, Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, has received one of Europe's most prestigious research grants, an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) of two million Euro. He will spend the next five years laying the groundwork for the first comprehensive theory of computer games.

Communication of cultural heritage: Is digitization a must?

Digital Design DepartmentResearchdiversitymedia

February 3, 2016

Massive amounts of money have been spent to digitize the Danish cultural heritage. However interactive installations and comprehensive websites far from always have the desired effect. The research project ‘Det digitale Glyptotek’ will investigate if and how communication of cultural heritage can be enriched by the use of IT.

Media literacy

New report: Danes are skilled, but often uncritical media users

Digital Design DepartmentmediaResearchGitte Stald

December 18, 2015

Danes are generally competent media users, shows a new report by the IT University prepared for the Danish Agency for Culture and the Culture Authority and The Media Council. Many are, however, quite uncritical, and some groups have difficulties in keeping up with digitalization.

Digital Media & Design exhibition

Students exhibited digital artworks

Digital Design Departmentdigital artcomputer gamesEducation

December 2, 2015

A sensitive robot and a womb simulation were among the creative installations on display when students from Digital Media and Design exhibited their final projects at ITU on December 1.