Master Training Network

To support the education of more master level graduates in digital technologies a DIREC Master training network is established to complement and create synergies among the education programs in digital technologies at the partner universities. Furthermore, the network will address gender diversity and strengthen researcher-student-industry collaboration to support exploitation of capacity.

Objectives and synergies

To evolve Danish master programs in digital technologies by:

  1. Educational development projects that target relevant challenges and opportunities, e.g. diversity challenges and new learning technologies. Each projects will run for two years and the outcomes will continuously be embedded in the operation of the education programs at the participating universities. The training network will help promote successful initiatives to a national level to boost impact and speed of implementation.
  2. Providing extras to master programs by the coordination of seminars among master students involved in DIREC projects in collaboration with researchers involved in the projects. E.g. based on visiting researchers from abroad and industry collaborators.
  3. Inspiring and educating students in doing industry-based master thesis projects based on recent promising research from their home institution in collaboration with running DIREC projects. This includes training students by involving them as resources in research projects as basis for problem-based learning. Thereby, also inspiring master students to enroll in programs at the PhD schools.


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Workstream Manager

Mikkel Baun Kjærgaard

University of Southern Denmark
The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M

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