IT, Sustainability and Social Responsibility, 5 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Autumn 2023, 33%, Campus

    Start date: 28 August 2023

    End date: 30 October 2023

    Application deadline: 17 April 2023

    Application code: UU-11042 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

    Registration: 28 July 2023 – 4 September 2023

Entry requirements: 120 credits including 60 credits in computer science. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,083

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,083

About the course

The sustainability of information technology is often not visible in our everyday use of online services and devices. Firmly outside of our view are the energy and emissions that power data centres for video streaming, the rare earth mineral extraction and global supply chains that bring us our digital devices, and the labour needed to package and deliver the stuff we order online.

This course grapples with the environmental and social impacts of information technology. You will engage with critical literature on sustainability from a number of academic disciplines and will examine case studies of how IT contributes to (un-)sustainability. As a part of this, you will gain an overview of IT and sustainability as a new field of research, as well as learn about the means to develop IT for sustainability. As a core feature of the course, you will be expected to critically reflect on your own past and current project work, and identify how it might be improved in order to make sustainability a core design principle.

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Department of Information Technology

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Box 337, 751 05 UPPSALA


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