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In August 2019, the IT University of Copenhagen celebrates its 20th anniversary. The university's first Vice Chancellor, Mads Tofte, tells the story of the university's journey from 'startup university' to becoming a leading educational and research institution within IT.
About ITUEducationResearchEventsMartin Zachariasen
On August 30, 1999, the first 147 students started studying at the IT University of Copenhagen. Since, the university has undergone tremendous growth. Today it is one of Denmark's largest educators of highly sought-after IT specialists – with plans for further growth in the coming years.
About ITUResearchJens Christian Godskesen
As the first Danish university, the IT University of Copenhagen has achieved the national goal of 100 percent Open Access – meaning that all of its research articles are freely available online.
About ITUEducationResearchMartin Zachariasen
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.
About ITUEducationcareerstudent life
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.
About ITUMartin Zachariasen
Martin Zachariasen, Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Southern Denmark, will be the new Vice Chancellor of the IT University of Copenhagen. He will assume the position on January 1, 2019.
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.
The IT University’s Selection Body has appointed Kristine Stenhuus, Vice President of NNIT, and Lars Frelle-Petersen, Deputy Director General of Confederation of Danish Industry, as new external members of the university’s Board of Directors.
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.
About ITUMads Tofte
Vice Chancellor Mads Tofte is leaving his position when his fixed-term appointment expires at the end of the year.
The IT University of Copenhagen is the leading Danish university when it comes to using Open Access for scientific publications.
About ITUBusiness IT DepartmentComputer Science DepartmentDigital Design Department
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.
About ITUComputer Science DepartmentJørgen Staunstrup
ITU has appointed Jørgen Staunstrup, former Pro-Rector and current Head of ITU Professional Courses, as Honorary Professor in the Computer Science Department.
About ITUEducationstudent life
On the first day of the new semester, ITU welcomed 378 new bachelor students – the biggest year group in the history of the university.
More than four out of five research articles from the IT University of Copenhagen can be accessed for free on the internet. Thus, ITU is well on its way to meeting the government's ambition of making all Danish research open access.
About ITUCollaborationsgrantsGeorg Dam ChristensenJens Christian GodskesenEntrepreneurship
The IT University of Copenhagen is among four Danish universities to receive funding from The Danish Industry Foundation for transferring research-based knowledge, inventions and patents to the industry. ITU receives DKK 5 million to establish an innovation corps focusing on big data, fintech and artificial intelligence, among other areas.
About ITUBusiness IT Departmentbusiness
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.
About ITUJens Christian Godskesen
On April 14, the Board of Directors at the IT University of Copenhagen appointed Jens Christian Godskesen as Pro-Rector. Jens Christian Godskesen comes from a position as Head of Department at the university.
Tijs Slaats, a postdoctoral researcher at ITU, has received a major grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research for a project on how IT systems can become better at handling complex processes.
About ITUEducationComputer Science DepartmentMads Tofte
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.
About ITUComputer Science Departmentdiversitystudent life
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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