The history of DIKU
– Denmark’s first Department of Computer Science
DIKU was founded by Peter Naur in 1970 as the first Department of Computer Science in Denmark. Peter Naur was Denmark’s first professor of computer science, and, to date, he is the only Dane to receive the Turing Award – the Nobel Prize of Computing. Dive into the history of DIKU, read about how computer science was established as a discipline in Denmark, and learn more about computer science milestones over the years.