About the conference venue: University of Agder
The University of Agder (UiA) is organized into six faculties and one teacher education unit. The university has 13 000 students and 1300 faculty and staff members. It is one of the youngest universities in Norway, but its history dates back to 1839 when the first teacher training institution in the region was established. It is a public university with state-of-the-art buildings on both campuses. Research is the foundation of all teaching activities at UiA and covers a wide variety of disciplines.
Being a driving force for societal and regional development, the University of Agder has close contact with industry, organizations and cultural institutions. It is an internationally oriented university in a region exposed to strong international competition.
The Department of Information Systems is one of four departments belonging to the Faculty of Social Sciences. The department provides teaching and research at the intersection of technology, organisation and business administration. In addition to teaching academic programmes in information systems on all levels, the Department of Information Systems maintains close relations to the practice field.
The Department of Information Systems is strongly involved in the following research centres:
- CeDiT – Centre for Digital Transformation
- CIEM – Centre for Integrated Emergency Management
- Centre for eHealth and Health Care Technology
Kristiansand is known as the ‘capital of Southern Norway’ with beautiful nature close by, being the rough seaside and isles to the south and the wide forest surrounding the rest of the city. The Kristiansand-region is nicknamed “the coolest riviera” by the media, it is a modern city with a cosmopolitan history. A leading light in the technology sector and number one in exports, the Kristiansand-region is one of the fastest growing regions in Scandinavia.
More information about activities and attractions in and around Kristiansand can be found on the Visit Norway website.