The conference venue: The 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 1,300 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 college in the region was established. It is a public university with state-of-the-art buildings on two 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, UIA has close contact with the 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, organization, and business administration. In addition to teaching academic programs in information systems on all levels, the department maintains close relations to the practice field.
The department is strongly involved in the following research centers:
- CeDiT – Centre for Digital Transformation
- CIEM – Centre for Integrated Emergency Management
- Centre for eHealth and Health Care Technology
Crowned by a seaside dotted with small isles and wild forest surroundings, Kristiansand is colloquially known as the capital of southern Norway. Kristiansand is a modern city with a cosmopolitan history and the surrounding Kristiansand region is nicknamed “the coolest riviera” by the media. 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.
Kristiansand airport is called Kjevik (KRS). There are direct flights to Kjevik from Copenhagen, Amsterdam and London. There are also frequent domestic flights to Kjevik from Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim.
Kristiansand lies right beside the sea and is therefore also accessible by boat. Ferries go between Kristiansand and Hirtshals (Denmark) and various cruiseships call on Kristiansand harbour every year. For more info about the harbour, ferries, and cruises see: Kristiansand harbour
The Norwegian railway company operates all lines in Norway. Trains run directly between Kristiansand and Oslo (about 4.5 hours), and between Kristiansand and Stavanger (about 3 hours). Tickets can be bought online and more information can be found on the website of Go Ahead.
Outside Kristiansand: There are various bus companies catering for travellers who travel longer distances departing from or arriving in Kristiansand. Information can be found on the following websites:
In Kristiansand: Timetables and information about bus travels within the area of Kristiansand can be found at the website of Agder Kollektivtrafikk AS. It takes approximately 10-15 minutes by bus from the city center to the university campus in Kristiansand.