The Department of Digital Design and Information Studies is one of the strongest academic IT environments in Europe and attracts scholars and PhD students from all over the world. It focuses on information technology as a feature of people’s everyday lives and futures, with a strong connection between theory and practice and a great number of national and international collaborations. Aarhus University was founded in 1928. It is the largest and second oldest research university in Denmark. The university is ranked among the top 100 world’s best universities, and its alumni include Bjarne Stroustrup (inventor of C++).