Center for Digital Welfare

Organisational unit: Center

IT University of Copenhagen
Rued Langgaards Vej 7
DK-2300 Copenhagen S

Research Group Coordinator

Brit Ross Winthereik (

Organisation profile

Debugging the Digitalized Welfare Society

Center for Digital Welfare (CDW) is an interdisciplinary research center located at the Department of Business IT at the IT University of Copenhagen. CDW conducts research into current transformations of Nordic welfare societies at a time where digital technologies play an unprecedented role in the planning, delivery, management, and governance of welfare services.

Our vision is to deliver research-based insights that can lead to better infrastructure design of livable, digital welfare societies, and thereby help specifying a Nordic model for a digital welfare society. Our mission is to help set a new agenda for how to reorganize the digitalized welfare state in ways that respect basic democratic values. More specifically, CDW engages directly with stakeholders from public sector institutions, industry, universities, and NGOs through various outreach initiatives and other forms of knowledge making like research and art collaboration. 

The researchers at CDW make inquiry into digital welfare as it unfolds in theory and practice across different welfare domains, such as health care, education, law enforcement, and social services. CDW is organized in working groups that work as knowledge hubs and focus on issues like governance, democracy and citizenship. It is home to externally sponsored research projects, training workshops, and cross-institutional collaborations.

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Research outputs (21)

  1. Published

    Rename and resist settler colonialism: Land acknowledgments and Twitter’s toponymic politics

    Research output: Journal Article or Conference Article in JournalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Speculative Data Work & Dashboards: Designing Alternative Data Visions

    Research output: Journal Article or Conference Article in JournalConference articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    The Power of Shared Scientific Training: The Role of Institutional Logic in the Governance of AI Development in Healthcare

    Research output: Contribution to conference - NOT published in proceeding or journalConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

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Research Activities (3)

  1. Information Technology and People (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

  2. Participatory Design Conference 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in workshop, seminar, course

  3. Curator (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscriptsResearch