About ExcITEd

Profile and Vision

Our vision is to put Norway in the forefront of innovative IT education and make IT an increasingly more attractive study choice for young people, by focusing on:

  1. Enhance the learning in our study programs through increased student engagement and cross-campus collaboration and co-reflection among students and staff.
  2. Enhance motivation and career-readiness of the candidates by increased collaboration with potential employers in the design, delivery and quality assurance of the education.
  3. Attract diverse talent to IT studies and profession by improving the knowledge of IT and its possible career paths among Norway’s pre-university youth.

The center’s mission is to contribute towards the complete “pipeline” by:

  1. informing students and allowing them to take a conscious and informed decision,
  2. supporting them throughout their studies with a state of the art technologies and practices for the increasing needs, and
  3. bridging them with the industry and allowing them to attain the needed competencies in an ideal creative and real-life playground.


Advisory Committee

  • Prof. Arnold Pears, Swedish Center for Pedagogical Development in Technology Education from a Student Oriented Perspective
  • Prof. Peter Hubwieser, Didactics of Informatics at TU Munich
  • Prof. Mark Guzdial, Contextualized Support for Learning center at Georgia Tech
  • Dr. Barbara Ericson, Contextualized Support for Learning center at Georgia Tech
  • Prof. Ole Iversen, FABLAB@SCHOOL in Denmark, Aarhus University


Guttorm Sindre
Centre Director
Guttorm Sindre
Birgit Krogstie
Centre Co-Director
Birgit Krogstie

What is an SFU initiative?


A Centre for Excellence in Higher Education (SFU) is a Norwegian national centre granted by NOKUT.

The SFU initiative represents a focused and long-term effort in order to stimulate the development of education and innovative approaches in higher education at the bachelor and master levels.

Learn more about the SFU initiative