Lene Pries-Heje.

Head of Department: "Researchers should influence digital development"

Business IT DepartmentResearchEducationLene Pries-Heje

March 21, 2019

As the new Head of the Business IT Department at the IT University of Copenhagen, Lene Pries-Heje manages 40 researchers working in the intersection between digital technologies, businesses and organizations, and people. She finds that developments within AI, among other areas, raise important issues that require researchers to contribute even more directly to development.

IT-Universitetet i København.

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

Business IT DepartmentCarsten SchürmannComputer Science DepartmentDigital Design 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.

’Great Deletion Poetry Rave’, ETHOS Lab.

GDPR – now as a poetry collection

Business IT Departmentprivacybig datadigital artRachel Douglas-JonesMarisa Cohn

February 19, 2019

Much of the discussion about GDPR has revolved around how companies can become compliant and avoid fines. But what do the new EU rules on data protection really mean for us as individuals? Two ITU researchers encourage us to reflect on the consequences of GDPR with a new collection of poems based on the legal document itself.

Forskere vil afdække dansk blockchain-potentiale.

Researchers to uncover Danish blockchain potential

Business IT DepartmentResearchBlockchainRoman Beckbusiness

January 15, 2019

Researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen will provide an overview of blockchain initiatives by Danish companies in order to analyze and uncover the potential of technology. The Danish Industry Foundation has provided DKK 1.3 million in funding for the project, whose analysis will be available in March 2019.

IT-Universitetet i København

Carlsberg funding for research on surgery robots and AI in Danish

Business IT DepartmentResearchComputer Science Departmentartificial intelligencegrantsNatalie SchluterBarbara Plank

December 6, 2018

The Carlsberg Foundation is funding three projects at ITU, including research on surgery robots and methods for creating better AI solutions in Danish.

Steffen Dalsgaard.

DKK 5.8 million for research on technology and CO2 awareness

Business IT DepartmentResearchgreen ITSteffen Dalsgaard

December 5, 2018

Steffen Dalsgaard from the IT University of Copenhagen has received DKK 5.8 million from Independent Research Fund Denmark’s Sapere Aude programme for a project investigating how data technologies can support more climate-friendly behaviour.

ITU conference.

ITU researchers invite leaders to digitization conference

Business IT DepartmentEventsmanagementdigitizationDr. Alexander Richter

August 15, 2018

Business and organization leaders can find inspiration for their work with digital communication, digital innovation and data-driven leadership at a free conference in Copenhagen on Friday, September 7.

Camilla Gad Krogsgaard.

From ITU to executive position in three years

Business IT DepartmentEducationmanagementcareer

August 8, 2018

Camilla Gad Krogsgaard has had a meteoric career rise since graduating from Digital Innovation & Management in the summer of 2015. Today, she heads an international IT company - and she intends to stay in the executive chair.

Christopher Gad

Data leaves us with gaps of knowledge

Business IT DepartmentChristopher GadResearchbig datadigitization

June 28, 2018

Data, e.g. from assessments of public schools, needs to be contextualized in order to be used for something meaningful. Associate professor, Christopher Gad investigates how public institutions collect, use and interpret our data.

IoT-udviklere kalder til dataetisk revolution

IoT developers call for a data ethics revolution

Business IT DepartmentResearchethicsinternet of thingsIrina ShklovskiRachel Douglas-Jones

June 22, 2018

Across Europe, IoT developers are calling to end careless data security practices and ethically questionable WiFi-connected products, shows a new analysis by researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen. The researchers are currently developing the ethical guidelines and tools to help developers as they debate existing problems and design future technologies.

Sunniva Sundbukt, ph.d.-studerende på ITU.

Digital payments create new opportunities for unbanked Indonesians

Business IT DepartmentResearchBlockchainfintech

May 17, 2018

In Indonesia, the majority of the population do not have bank accounts or credit cards. The use of digital payment methods, however, is rapidly increasing. In her PhD project, Sunniva Sandbukt investigates how a digital economy and blockchain-based currencies could come to benefit ordinary citizens.


BuILD lab gives students a unique opportunity

Business IT DepartmentCollaborationsstudent life

May 14, 2018

ITU's Business Innovation Lab (BuILD) has arranged a Scrum Master Certification Course for MSc students at ITU, in collaboration with Implement Consulting Group. The course has given students concrete competencies that they can undoubtedly use in their future work life.


What can we learn from the Facebook data scandal?

Business IT DepartmentDigital Design 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.

Big Data Analytics pays off, new research shows.

Big Data Analytics pays off, new research shows

Business IT DepartmentResearchbig databusinessOliver Müller

April 4, 2018

On average, companies can increase productivity by 3.75 percent by implementing Big Data Analytics solutions, shows research from the IT University of Copenhagen and the University of Liechtenstein. Their study is based on data from more than 800 major companies.


Digitalization is transforming the relationships between the state, corporations, and citizens

Business IT DepartmentResearchdigitizationJames Maguire

March 22, 2018

Denmark is on its way to become a central node within the global distribution of data. Postdoc James Maguire investigates the rise of Apple, Facebook, and Google's datacenters in Denmark.

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

Business IT DepartmentResearchchildren 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

Business IT DepartmentLars Rune ChristensenResearchbusiness

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

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.

Roman Beck.

CAST IT: Blockchain

Business IT DepartmentResearchBlockchainRoman BeckThore Husfeldtcast IT

February 9, 2018

Roman Beck, Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen and head of the European Blockchain Center, talks to Thore Husfeldt about the possibilities of blockchain technology.

Brit Ross Winthereik

New ITU professor: "We should be careful not to get dumber as technology gets smarter"

Business IT DepartmentResearchBrit Ross Winthereikdigitizatione-governmentbig data

January 10, 2018

Brit Ross Winthereik has been appointed Professor of Science & Technology Studies at the IT University of Copenhagen from January 1, 2018. In her research, she investigates how we build and use IT infrastructures – and she warns against letting the technologies and platforms we have already built limit our imaginations.

Tiemo Thiess.

Ship engine builder heading for a data-driven future

Business IT DepartmentIndustrial PhDbig databusinessITU thesis

November 23, 2017

Companies are increasingly using data and statistical analysis to improve their services and boost their businesses. In his thesis project from Digital Innovation & Management at ITU, Tiemo Thiess looked at how a classical industrial company like MAN Diesel & Turbo can improve its sales and service processes using data-driven decision making.

I4L projekt på ITU.

Email and Skype meetings are forcing leaders to shake up their communication habits

Business IT DepartmentResearchmanagementdigitizationDr. Alexander Richter

October 30, 2017

When Skype conversations, email exchanges and video conferences replace face-to-face conversations, leaders must adapt their communication style in order to remain in touch with employees, say researchers from ITU’s new Innovation for Leadership (I4L) project.

New research project to investigate refugees’ use of IT

Business IT DepartmentCollaborationsResearchawardsgrantssocial media

October 24, 2017

The Velux Foundations has granted the research project Diginauts with DKK six million to investigate how refugees use their mobile phones and other digital devices to navigate geographically and socially during their travel through Europe.

Kristoffer Just Petersen.

Blockchain can prevent fraud in the food industry

Business IT DepartmentEducationBlockchainbusinessITU thesis

October 19, 2017

Inspections by the Danish Food Administration have revealed that a large share of the extra virgin olive oil for sale in Danish supermarkets actually contain an inferior product. In his thesis project from ITU, Kristoffer Just investigated whether blockchain technology can make the supply chain more transparent - for the benefit of consumers and retailers alike.

ITU lecture.

Three ITU faculty awarded for excellence in teaching

Business IT DepartmentAbout ITUComputer Science DepartmentDigital Design 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.


We judge the success of digital transformation projects in wrong ways

Business IT DepartmentArisa SholloProfessional educationbusinessinnovationmanagement

September 20, 2017

IT projects are almost impossible to compare to each other and often judgements of good or right projects are based on unconscious use of fundamental devices. Associate professor at the IT University, Arisa Shollo, advices organizations to become more aware of the kind of the judgement devices they use in project selection processes as they lead to different kind of projects being selected . Projects within digital transformation would rarely be selected based on business cases and cost benefit models.

ITU's atrium.

Danish Foreign Ministry grant to fund workshop on blockchain

Business IT DepartmentResearchBlockchainRoman Beck

August 30, 2017

ITU Professor Roman Beck, who leads the newly founded European Blockchain Center, has secured a small grant of 88.000 Danish kroner from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

IT-Universitetet i København

The IT University of Copenhagen invites Danish leaders to get digitally upgraded

Business IT DepartmentDr. Alexander RichterCollaborationsResearchEntrepreneurshipProfessional educationbusinesscareere-governmentinnovationmanagement

June 23, 2017

Are you a leader and do you want to make your business sustainable in the digital age? If yes, you can become part of the Innovation for Leadership project (I4L) at the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU). Participation is free.

Cristiano Ronaldo.

Big data reveals how much footballers are really worth

Business IT DepartmentResearchbig dataalgorithms

June 20, 2017

The value of star footballers is a subject intensely debated among football fans, but big data might become the go-to method for determining the price tags of the stars. Researchers from the IT University in Copenhagen and University of Liechtenstein have developed an algorithm that calculates the value of players based on vast amounts of data.

Professor Roman Beck

New center will turn Denmark into a blockchain hub

Business IT DepartmentRoman BeckResearchEntrepreneurshipCollaborationsEducationComputer Science DepartmentBlockchaininnovationIT securityprivacy

June 15, 2017

Blockchain technologies will revolutionize IT systems worldwide. However the revolution comes with both opportunities and challenges in a broad range of areas. At the IT University of Copenhagen, professor Roman Beck has now established European Blockchain Center, which will ensure that Denmark is at the forefront of the field.

New project accompanies Danish business leaders on their way towards the digital economy

Business IT DepartmentDr. Alexander RichterCollaborationsProfessional educationResearchawardsbusinesscareere-governmentgrantsinnovationITU Business Developmentmanagement

April 20, 2017

Danish leaders need more knowledge about the impacts of digitalization if their businesses are to be competitive. The Danish Industry Foundation has recently decided to fund a research project at the IT University of Copenhagen. “Innovation4Leadership” (I4L) aims to equip organizational leaders for the upcoming challenges related to the digital economy.

Hanne Westh Nicolajsen.

Idea competitions can boost innovation in the workplace

Business IT DepartmentResearch

January 16, 2017

Idea and case competitions are popular tools for creating innovation in large companies. But to reap the benefits, great care and an eye for social dynamics is required, says Hanne Westh Nicolajsen, who has performed case studies at the consultancy firm Rambøll, among others.

Trends i 2017.

5 digital trends to keep an eye on in 2017

Business IT DepartmentComputer Science DepartmentDigital Design 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.

Christiansted, Dansk Vestindien.

Data specialists and humanists create new representations of Danish colonial history

Business IT DepartmentResearch

November 10, 2016

The Danish Royal Library has digitized thousands of maps and images from the colonial era on the former Danish West Indies. A treasure trove of data that can be used to present history in entirely new ways. IT specialists from the IT University and the humanists from the University of Copenhagen are taking on the challenge together.

Marisa Cohn.

What happens when software gets old?

Business IT DepartmentResearch

September 27, 2016

As the first generation of programmers reaches retirement and software systems get older, the challenge of maintaining old software becomes more pressing. Assistant Professor Marisa Cohn studies the so-called legacy systems from an ethnographic perspective.

Nordic Blockchain Summit.

ITU hosts blockchain summit: Denmark can become a frontrunner

Business IT DepartmentAbout ITUbusiness

July 27, 2016

Several Danish companies are discovering the potential of blockchain, and Denmark has the potential to become a leading player in the development of the promising technology, according to Professor Roman Beck from the IT University of Copenhagen. On August 18, ITU will host the first Nordic blockchain summit.


ITU researchers get funding for epilepsy project

Business IT DepartmentResearchLars Rune ChristensenLene Nielsendesignwearables

June 8, 2016

In a new project with Rigshospitalet, Lars Rune Christensen and Lene Nielsen will test and improve a new device for prevention of epileptic seizures. The Danish Epilepsy Association is funding the project.

The future of pee-power to be investigated

Sustainable energy: The future of pee-power to be investigated

Business IT DepartmentResearchKasper Støyrobots

May 25, 2016

It’s possible to convert urine into electricity, but so far only to an extent where a mobile phone can be charged. Now researchers at the IT University of Copenhagen have built a robot that can help us find out whether organic waste is usable as a sustainable energy source.

Big data

Researchers to examine government use of big data

Business IT DepartmentResearchbig data

April 8, 2016

A group of researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen has received funding from the VELUX Foundation for a research project that will examine how the public sector can exploit big data, all the while handling citizen data responsibly.

Innovationskonkurrencens vindere

Innovation game gave students insight into business processes

Business IT DepartmentEducationbusiness

October 28, 2015

A group of 60 students from Digital Innovation & Management at the IT University went behind the scenes at the clothing company Getro. The project resulted in a number of suggestions for how the company can improve its business processes - and gave the students new insights on the challenges of a real company.

Net neutrality.

Net neutrality

Business IT DepartmentResearchdemocracyRoman Beck

May 12, 2015

The backbone of tomorrow’s Internet may have a remarkable Latvian touch. The Latvian presidency’s proposal on net neutrality challenges the fundamental principle of equal access to all content and applications on the Internet.