Translated extract from: Planer og ideer for datalogisk institut ved Københavns universitet. Lund, Sweden: Studentlitteratur, 1970.
The Institute of Datalogy of Copenhagen University was set up in 1969, upon my nomination as professor. I seized this opportunity for trying out some notions about computing, about university education, and about activity projects. Some of these notions and efforts are described in other writings of this collection, notably in sections 4.1 Datalogy and Datamatics and their Place in Education, 4.2 Outline of a Course of Datalogy and Datamatics, 4.5 Project Activity in Computer Science Education, and 4.7 Datalogy Zero--a Freshman Course of Computer Science. A later account of the activity and its development is given by Edda Sveinsdottir and Erik Frøkjær in Datalogy--the Copenhagen Tradition of Computer Science, BIT 28 (3): 450-472, 1988. The start-up of the new activity was supported by an activity of problem formulation, along the lines suggested in section 5.4 Problem Formulation. One outcome of this activity was a report in Danish: Planer og Ideer for Datalogisk Institut ved Københavns Universitet, 89 pages, published by Studentlitteratur in 1970. The excerpts of this report given below consist of the section headings and the full texts of certain selected parts.