Faculty from University of Copenhagen Visit CTG

Sept. 17, 2013


Staff from the Center for IT Innovation (CITI) at the University of Copenhagen recently visited UAlbany to learn how CTG works with governments, turns our research into practical tools and other products, and integrates our research and practical tools into academic programs.

University of Cophenhagen

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The University of Copenhagen is the largest university in Scandanavia and has six Faculties: Theology, Law, Science, Humanities, Health and Medical Sciences, and Social Sciences. CITI creates and supports innovative IT-environments across all academic disciplines in cooperation with the university’s faculties and external partners. The vision of the center is that Copenhagen University becomes an internationally acknowledged powerhouse in the fields of research, education and innovation in IT in combination with health sciences, social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, life sciences and pharmaceutical sciences.

The visitors included the center’s director, Finn Kensing, its chief advisors, Malene Bolding Andreasen and Henrik Hochreuter, and Lea von Sperling, center consultant.

In addition to learning about CTG research and practice methods, they shared several of their strategic research projects with staff at CTG. One of the projects CITI is currently working on is Co-constructing IT and Healthcare (CITH). The CITH project focuses on the treatment of chronic heart failure patients with Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator’s (ICDs) at the Heart Centre at Rigshospitalet and Bispebjerg Hospital. The overall goal is to contribute to a safe and secure life of the patients through improved and IT supported communication and collaboration between all involved parties. CITH will advance the conceptual and practical understanding of how to model, develop and implement socio-technical IT solutions for communication and collaboration within heterogeneous and distributed healthcare networks.

CTG looks forward to future collaboration and knowledge sharing opportunities with the center.

As part of their trip to the United States, they also visited Cornell and Columbia Universities.