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Technologies in Practice is one of Scandinavia’s leading research groups at the intersection of IT and society. Based at the IT University of Copenhagen, we conduct qualitative studies of technologically mediated practices in organisations and everyday life.

The vast majority of societal challenges demand critical engagement with contemporary technologies.

Our interdisciplinary environment provides students and researchers with the resources necessary for analysing entanglements of the social and technical with and through IT.

News

VIRT-EU at Techfestival – Unforeseeable Futures, Ethics and New Technologies

Saturday, Sep 7 13:00 — 15:00 H15 STRØM, MEATPACKING DISTRICT Join Irina Shklovski and other VIRT-EU members for an interactive session at Techfestival on September, 7th! In the interactive panel, they will challenge people to think about ethics in different and more proactive ways. They will explore ideas around designing for flexibility, for different points […]

New research project: Using technology to increase Rohingya refugee’s access to healthcare

Associate Professor in TiP Lars Rune Christensen and PhD fellow Hasib Ahsan are leading a new project on how digital applications can support the humanitarian staff in Rohingya refugee camps.   The project Rohingya mHealth: Increasing Access to Healthcare for the Rohingya Community in the Refugee Camps in Bangladesh is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. […]

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Research

We are an interdisciplinary group, with a shared interest in qualitative studies of technologically mediated practices. Our work is funded by the Danish Research Council, European Union's Horizon 2020 program, Carlsberg Foundation, Innovation Foundation, Novo Nordisk and the Velux Foundation.

Teaching

We closely integrate our role as educators with our work as a research group. Our international faculty use insights from around the world in their teaching. Our teaching draws on disciplinary backgrounds such as information studies, history, anthropology, sociology, and critical computer science. We aim to help students address the critical questions arising at the intersection of society and technology.