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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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The gender gap in IT education and workplaces was under scrutiny at a major conference at the IT University of Copenhagen on May 29, 2017.
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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.
The IT University and Glad Fonden are joining forces in a one-year project that will examine the challenges that people with cognitive disabilities are facing in the digital world. The one-year project 'Digital Social Inclusion', led by Associate Professor Morten Hjelholt, has received a DKK 640,000 grant from TrygFonden.
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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.
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Female_Coders is a new network for female students who are interested in programming. On Monday, October 12, the group held its first workshop at the IT University of Copenhagen.
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