FIRST stands for Foundations for Innovative Research-based Software Technologies and the research school is a concerted effort of both academia and industry to coordinate and expand a broad series of PhD-training activities within theoretical computer science and fundamental software technologies in the Copenhagen area. The focus is on topics for the fundamental understanding of computer science: semantics, logic, algorithms, and complexity theory and applications within verification, configuration, scheduling, concurrency, mobility, programming languages, program analysis, compilers, and various software tools. FIRST educates both researchers for international academic careers and researchers who can contribute to increasing the level of innovation in the Danish software industry. FIRST is supported by two grants from the Danish Research Training Committee.
SAS is the leading airline group in Northern Europe. Taking climate change seriously, SAS has committed itself to two strategic targets: 20% lower emissions by 2020 (traffic growth included) and 50% lower emissions per unit produced by 2020. In connection with the United Nation’s Climate Summet - COP15 (“the 15th Conference of the Parties”) - in Copenhagen in December 2009, SAS won the right to provide ”flight service” to Copenhagen.