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The People and the place

Since 2012 we at Aalborg University use the former Nokia Copenhagen headquarter for research and teaching. In the neighbourhood we have many IT-start-up companies, as well as well-established companies such as Telenor, TDC / YouSee and Volvo Car Corporation User Experience Competence Center. That makes collaboration on student projects easy.

Academic Environment

At ICTE at Aalborg University Copenhagen you meet an academic environment shaped by interdisciplinary research and start-up companies. We work in the former Nokia headquarter in Copenhagen, a building which now hosts both Aalborg University and many start-up companies formed e.g. by ex-Nokia employees. Our neighbourgs are other telecom-, media and computer companies. Often, research projects at CMI are continued as start-up businesses. There are also often opportunities for you as a student to work with the start-up companies.

The ICTE study programme is provided by a research center within Aalborg University - Center for Media and Communication technologies (CMI). What characterises our research at CMI is that it is interdisciplinary: engineers work together with economists, lawyers, political scientists, and designers. That produces leading research within the fields of telecom regulation, interaction design, internet of things and market analysis. Your semester projects at ICTE and the teaching in general reflects this interdisciplinary approach. We connect engineering with business, markets, legislation and users.

Aalborg in Copenhagen

Although the university is called Aalborg University, you will be studying in Copenhagen if you study ICTE. Besides the main campus of Aalborg University in the northern part of Demark, there are also a campus in the city of Esbjerg - and in Copenhagen.

In January 2012 we moved into the former Copenhagen headquarter of Nokia. Now the buildings hosts a number of researchers and students from different educations and research centers. The buildings also host a number of IT-start-up companies, as well as Volvo Car Corporation User Experience Competence center. Since we live door-by-door, collaboration on student projects is easy. Other interesting neighbours in the area are telecommunication companies TDC / YouSee and Telenor.

How to get to CMI

If you by public transportation: Find your train / bus connection with the Journey Planer.

If you arrive by car, by feet or by bike the "How the get there" page will help you. 


The entrance to the Frederikskaj 12 (FKJ12) building is shown with a green arrow at the map below. The building is also called "Building B"

Teachers

All teachers and project supervisors you meet at ICTE are researchers at CMI - Center for Communication, Media and Information Technologies at Aalborg University, Copenhagen:

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Industrial Collaboration

In student projects, internships and in reseacrh projects we collaborate with both start-ups and well-esthablished companies within IT, telecom, broadcast, streaming, media production and management, games, user-identity management, ICT for development, ICT-infrastructure planning, copyright, law, user experience / cars, and industrial production.

Electronics Lab

For those of you interested in playing with electronics for your semester projects or simply as a hobby, there is an Electronics Lab that ITCOM and ICTE students can freely access at the floor of A.C. Meyers 12.

The electronic and fabrication laboratory is a workshop that allows you to build (almost) anything.

It includes electronic and prototyping equipment, 3D printing and laser cutting facilities such as:

- 3D printing using PLA and ABS plastics, including extensions for support materials
- Laser cutting 
- Circuit board manufacturing via etching, inkjet-printed (flexible), and even fabric circuits
- Milling machine and other manual machining equipment (drill press, etc.)

In order to use the laser cutting machine or the 3D printer, you need to take a free course, of which you can learn more by contacting Jesper Greve, who is running the electronics and fabrication laboratory at jgr@create.aau.dk. You can also usually find him inside the lab.

Guest teachers

We have close collaboration with people in the industry. You will thus meet interesting guest teachers in class.

Recent guest teachers:

  • Allan Hammershøj, COO and co-founder of mediathand.com (Manegerial Economics)
  • Anders Birke, Lead IT Architect at DONG Energy (Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Business Models course)
  • Datis Khajeheian, Consultant and University Lecturer in Media Management, Digital Strategy, Business Development & Gamification Platforms (Manegerial Economics)
  • Henrik Biering, Peercraft (Application Security and Identity Management)
  • John Strand, Strand Consult (Communication and Broadcast Networks)
  • Juris Klonovs, PhD student at AAU-CPH Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering,
    Patient@home project (Content and Media management)
  • Lars Kierkegaard, Acting CEO at Teracom A/S (Communication and Broadcast Networks)
  • Mathias Willerup from Volvo Car Corporation, User Experience Competence Center Copenhagen (Interaction Design course)
  • Nikolas Triantafyllidis, former: Danish Agency for Digitisation (Application Security and Identity Management)
  • Peng Cheng, CEO and UX designer from Pausable (Interaction Design)
  • Steffen Ring, Senior Director Global Government Affairs, Motorola Inc (Communication and Broadcast Networks)

Rent Equipment

The university has different equipment(such as phones, laptops, Arduinos and other electronics),  and labs, such as Audio/Graphics lab (which for example has an anechoic chamber for recordings or for psychological experiments) that you can rent for free for a limited amout of time.

The first you need to do is go to bs.cph.aau.dk/items/browse and login. Once there, there's a guide on how to rent the equipment that you see on the left.

Radio wave anechoic room

From Nokia we inherited advanced measuring equipment and a Radio Wave Anechoic Room. With this we can measure e.g. how well smart phones work inside buildings and predict how different types of building materials (like thermo-insulated windows) cause bad indoor signal coverage.