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Robert Lapins

Robert Lapins studied ICTE to add business knowledge to his programming skills. Follow him on LinkedIn


Former ICTE student Attila on what surprised at most when studying MSc. ICTE

Christoffer Kjeldgaard Petersen

"I graduated as Ms.c. in engineering from CMI in 2012 after two exciting and challenging years. I originally chose the ICTE program because I of the opportunity to immerse myself in many of the IT related areas that I find interesting while I was introduced to a variety of other subjects through the different courses.

During my study time I experienced some very dedicated teachers who were really passionate about their field and were motivated to pass on this knowledge to the students. Personally, I really appreciated Aalborg University's project model, where part of the study is dedicated to work on a major project in groups. Some really good friendships and innovative results from the group work came out of the international environment found at CMI.

In the final master thesis project I participated in a super excising project together with at team mate, where the brain-waves of individual persons were measured for the purpose of authentication. The supervisors made significant efforts to establish contacts with relevant people we could benefit from in the project, and the project also got mentioned in various media afterwards.

When I went out looking for jobs after graduation, several of the potential employers noted the work I had done on the ICTE program, and I am convinced that it is one of the reasons that I've got a dream job as an Android developer today."

Christoffer Kjeldgaard Petersen, ICTE 2010 - 2012

Valentino Servizi

Valentino Servizi

"I remember a great, fun and fruitful experience with the strangest team of our batch: Ahmad, Ruth, Seynabou, Michele and myself. Second semester project, MashApp. It was a crazy idea, very challenging, and we were a random group of students from 3 continents, 4 countries, having 5 different cultural backgrounds, who never worked together before. We were diverse in everything, but we all worked hard and we good the chance of interacting with both the Academic and the Industrial world. Everyone performed at the highest level, way beyond any other performance of the year, especially those you wouldn’t expect. What a fantasitc memory. It was just a lot of fun." 

Valentino Servizi

The Erasmus Experience

The Erasmus Experience

Lorand Farkas spent a semester abroad in Brussels

“My name is Lorand Farkas and I’m doing my Master’s degree in ICTE at Aalborg University Copenhagen. For the 3rd semester, we have the choice of attending courses at AAU, take an internship or go abroad.

I will only briefly touch upon some points that you should consider if you want to go abroad. The process should be started as early as possible, and even so, it is not guaranteed that you can make it; but let’s fast forward to my Erasmus experience.

I spent my semester abroad in Brussels, Belgium at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles. Finding an apartment was fairly simple, so therefore, the first days at the University were completely focused on getting all my papers finalised and getting my courses sorted out.

The first day, I was slightly overwhelmed as the university is very big and has lots of both local and international students. While I thought that I would be the only one in the situation of getting my Learning Agreement rewritten due to the change in courses, it came to my realisation that most international students were in the same boat.

The first week was mostly spent to help international students to get to know each other, find classes, try out courses and see whether it would fit their curriculum. Activities such as trips to different cities of Belgium were organised.

Of course, once you are an exchange student, you can’t avoid trying out different cultural activities and participate in different parties. Throughout the semester, the student organisation took care of organising all kinds of events.

Regarding the studies, it was a new experience; I have to say that it wasn’t easy, but the purpose of going abroad is to challenge yourself. The school organised events for meeting companies almost every month, sometimes even more than once a month.

To sum up, I would recommend and encourage anyone who would like it to go on an exchange semester. The people you meet are great, at no other time in your life will you meet so many like-minded people; no other time will you talk so freely about dreams and ideas on how to shape the world. It is a great way to experience other cultures, fall in love, enforce or completely erase stereotypes, and all this while studying and learning new things.”

Lorand Farkas

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"My choice to enrol in the ICTE Master’s programme was almost natural after I got my BSc Eng. in IT from Copenhagen University College of Engineering (IHK). For me, it was an opportunity to learn about different communication technologies used in modern mobile devices.

But I was a little bit sceptical about the business part of it since I couldn't make sense of the relationship between IT, engineering and business. Today, after graduation, I can tell that combining business aspects with ICT engineering makes complete sense. During the programme, I learned how innovation in communication technologies has impacted the business around it, generating more revenues, and how business and economic considerations blocked promising technologies from flourishing and evolving in favour of inferior ones.

The programme includes other very interesting subjects like Interaction Design, Service Development and Application Security. As a result, this programme has provided me with the missing building blocks of my career allowing me to have a solid understanding of the communication technology field from design considerations to business models development, and how to use this knowledge to build innovative applications and services.

The practical part of the programme involved working on exciting projects based on different communication technologies. In one of the projects, we designed and developed a Second Screen application as companion to broadcast television, while for my master’s thesis; I designed and developed a system that can monitor viewers' emotions while they watch a TV show by analysing their brain activity via a portable Electroencephalography (EEG) headset and a smartphone.

The skills I developed while working on the different projects allowed me to get a job in a young company that is working on developing innovative solutions for TV services."


Today, Naoufal works with Mediathand, a Danish company specialising in among others cloud-based mobile platforms.