Even gender balance in ITU's software graduate programme

EducationComputer Science DepartmentdiversityPeter 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

EducationEventsBlockchainbusinessRoman 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.

Billede af studiegruppen

Computer game creates better understanding of Alzheimer's

EducationDigital Design Departmentcomputer 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.

Lene Pries-Heje.

Head of Department: "Researchers should influence digital development"

EducationBusiness IT DepartmentResearchLene 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.

AIR Lab på ITU.

New ITU lab examines the emotional aspects of technology

EducationDigital Design DepartmentResearchdesignJonas 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.

Martin Zachariasen, rektor på ITU.

ITU’s new Vice Chancellor: Continued growth is the main task

EducationAbout ITUResearchMartin Zachariasen

January 31, 2019

The IT University of Copenhagen's new Vice Chancellor, Martin Zachariasen, is driven by a curiosity for technology and its effect on society. He will work to continue the university's growth by educating more IT specialists and attracting more researchers - and getting more women to take an IT education is a key issue for him.

Emil Christensen, vinder af FA's bacheloropgavepris 2018.

Award-winning thesis: Young investors want influence

EducationDigital Design Departmentawardsfintechapps

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-studerende er de mest tilfredse i Norden.

ITU students are the most satisfied in the Nordic countries

EducationAbout ITUcareerstudent life

October 22, 2018

A new survey from the research company Universum revelas that students at the IT University of Copenhagen are the most satisfied among IT and engineering students in the Nordic countries, both when it comes to their university, career services and job prospects.

3 måder at få flere kvinder ind på it-uddannelserne.

3 ways to overcome the gender gap in IT education


September 17, 2018

Preconceived notions about what men and women are skilled at influence young people's choice of education, according to both Danish and international research. Valeria Borsotti, anthropologist and Diversity Consultant at ITU, delved into the reasons behind Danish women's choice or rejection of a technical IT education.

Limelight Music.

New music streaming app uncovers the stars of the future


August 16, 2018

Limelight Music matches new artists from all genres with potential fans. The app is developed by two just graduated bachelor students from the IT University of Copenhagen and might help record labels identify the next big star.

Camilla Gad Krogsgaard.

From ITU to executive position in three years

EducationBusiness IT Departmentmanagementcareer

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.

IT-Universitetet i København.

More women want an IT education

EducationAbout ITUdiversity

July 27, 2018

Interest in pursuing an IT education is on the rise among young women. In just two years, the share of women among students admitted to IT University of Copenhagen's bachelor programmes has risen from 25 to 34 percent.

IT-Universitetet i København.

Record number of applicants for ITU

EducationAbout ITUdiversity

July 6, 2018

Once again, an IT education from the IT University of Copenhagen is at the top of the wish list for a record number of young people – the university has received 11 percent more applicants this year. At the same time, the share of female applicants has increased from 22 to 28 percent.


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

EducationComputer Science Departmentdiversitychildren 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.

Marie and Maria.

A Tinder app for art

EducationDigital Design DepartmentITU 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.

Daniel Varab.

Teaching computers to understand human language

EducationComputer Science Departmentartificial intelligencealgorithmsITU thesis

December 13, 2017

Despite big advances in machine learning, making computers understand language is still a big challenge. Daniel Varab and his two classmates from Software Development trained a computer program to detect contradictions in texts – a technology that might eventually help us keep track of statements made by politicians and contradictions in the law.

Datalogiuddannelse på ITU.

New Computer Science programme at ITU

EducationComputer Science DepartmentPeter Sestoft

December 12, 2017

From autumn 2018, the MSc programme in Software Development will be split into two independent programmes: Computer Science and Software Development.

Digital Design and Interactive Technologies.

Digital design programme sharpens technical focus

EducationDigital Design DepartmentdesignJonas 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

EducationDigital Design DepartmentITU 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?

EducationDigital Design DepartmentdesignhealthITU 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

EducationDigital Design Departmentdesignfintech

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.

Mia Pontoppidan.

Mia built an artificial brain that knows a barn owl from a stork

EducationComputer Science Departmentartificial intelligence

November 2, 2017

As a hobby ornithologist, Mia Pontoppidan wanted a tool for identifying bird species. So in her thesis project from software development at ITU, she investigated how well artificial intelligence (AI) could classify Danish birds – and whether you can build a neural network with only a year and a half’s worth of coding experience.

 Phillip Phoelich and Óscar Losada.

Creating more realistic hand movements in VR

EducationDigital Design Departmentcomputer 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.

Kristoffer Just Petersen.

Blockchain can prevent fraud in the food industry

EducationBusiness IT DepartmentBlockchainbusinessITU 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-studerende skal arbejde med data fra rummet.

Big data from space to be used in ITU classrooms

EducationComputer Science DepartmentCollaborationsbig dataPhilippe Bonnet

September 20, 2017

A new collaboration between the IT University of Copenhagen and the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education gives students and researchers the chance to work with data collected by the EU’s earth observation program, Copernicus.

Intro på data science.

First generation of data scientists begin studies at ITU

EducationComputer Science Departmentbig dataNatalie Schluter

August 29, 2017

The first 70 students have begun their studies in the IT University of Copenhagen’s brand-new bachelor programme in Data Science, Denmark's first of its kind. Over the next three years, they will learn to derive knowledge from big data, and their skills will be in high demand.

New students at ITU.

IT University of Copenhagen welcomes record number of new students

EducationAbout ITUstudent life

August 21, 2017

On the first day of the new semester, ITU welcomed 378 new bachelor students – the biggest year group in the history of the university.


Can AI prevent relapse among drug addicts?

EducationComputer Science Departmentalgorithmsartificial intelligencehealthITU thesis

August 16, 2017

In his thesis project, ITU student Christopher Bjerre developed a software tool for use in addiction treatment. Using a combination of machine learning algorithms, the tool can predict relapse with great accuracy and thus help rehabilitation staff to prevent it from happening.

Professor Roman Beck

New center will turn Denmark into a blockchain hub

EducationRoman BeckBusiness IT DepartmentResearchEntrepreneurshipCollaborationsComputer 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.

Bridging the Gender Gap in IT på ITU.

IT sector is missing out on female talent - but the challenge can be solved

EducationEventsComputer Science Departmentdiversity

May 23, 2017

More gender diversity in IT is crucial or women risk missing the opportunity to develop the technologies of the future, while companies risk missing out on a large part of the talent pool. The 'Bridging the Gender Gap in IT' conference at ITU on May 29 presents American inspiration to alleviate the problem.

Trafik i København.

Big data to create eco-friendly innovation in Copenhagen

EducationCollaborationsComputer Science Departmentbig datainnovation

May 20, 2016

ITU thesis students have contributed to the development of City Data Exchange, the world's first data marketplace where both public and private organizations can share their data. Innovators can use big data to solve the city's environmental and infrastructural challenges.

Troels Madsen.

Social sign language dictionary gives deaf students new opportunities

Educationsocial mediainnovationstartups

May 11, 2016

Troels Madsen has created Wign, an online sign language dictionary where deaf people can share and search for signs. This is especially useful in higher education, where many technical terms do not have an official sign.

ITU Designers.

ITU creatives bridge the gap to the industry

EducationDigital Design Departmentdesign

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

EducationDigital Design Departmentartificial intelligence

May 2, 2016

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

ITU Professional Courses

ITU launches intensive courses for IT professionals


March 7, 2016

The new professional education concept ITU Professional Courses gives IT professionals an opportunity to boost their skills in just 1-5 days.


ITU increases intake of Software Development students

EducationAbout ITUComputer Science DepartmentMads Tofte

January 20, 2016

As a consequence of the rising demand for highly educated IT specialists, ITU increases the intake of students in the BSc programme in Software Development by 50 percent from the fall semester.


Your smartwatch can reveal your PIN code

EducationIT securityprivacywearables

January 14, 2016

Smartwatches can measure your heart rate, count your steps and calculate how many calories you burn. But the motion sensors built into the watches can also track your PIN code, according to a Master’s thesis from the IT University of Copenhagen – and this information can potentially be exploited by cybercriminals.

Digital Media & Design exhibition

Students exhibited digital artworks

Educationdigital artcomputer gamesDigital Design Department

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.

Amager Hospital

Students collaborate with local hospital in wayfinding project

EducationCollaborationsErik Grönvalldesign

November 25, 2015

Intricate hallways and confusing signage present challenges for patients, visitors and staff alike at Amager Hospital. As a part of their education in Service Design, students from the IT University developed new wayfinding solutions for the hospital.

Innovationskonkurrencens vindere

Innovation game gave students insight into business processes

EducationbusinessBusiness IT Department

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.

Harvard - ITU

ITU collaborates with Harvard


May 11, 2015

Sometimes it’s good to be reminded that you’re not alone in what you think, experience and do. As it helps to know that people everywhere are different. In the intersection between alike and unlike students on Society and Technology on Global Business Informatics met online with a class at Harvard University last year. This is what happened.