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Master Training Network​

DIREC’s Master Training Network supports the education of more graduates in digital technologies across Danish universities by funding research projects focusing on improving education in digital technologies. 

Educational Projects

Educational project

Initiatives to improve recruitment and retention of IT students

Denmark needs more IT specialists. But how do we get more young people to study computer science and become IT specialist? This project, consisting of two subprojects, focuses on initiatives that can improve both recruitment and retention of a larger but also more diverse group of young people e.g., female students and students without prior programming experience.

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Workstream manager

University of Southern Denmark
The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute

T: +45 21 97 24 47

Contributing researchers

Kaj Grønbæk


Aarhus University
Department of Computer Science

Ulrik Nyman

Associate Professor

Aalborg University
Department of Computer Science

Copenhagen Business School
Department of Digitalization

Jørgen Villadsen

Associate Professor

Technical University of Denmark
DTU Compute

Louise Barkhuus

Associate Professor

IT University of Copenhagen
Department of Computer Science

Mads Nielsen


University of Copenhagen 
Department of Computer Science