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Module [Module Number] Basismodul Information Systems I [1277MBISY1]
Regular Cycle Winter Term
Teaching Form Lecture + Tutorial
Examination Form Exam
Teaching Language English
Instructor Prof. Dr. Stefan Seidel
KLIPS Winter Term 2023-24 (Second Registration Phase)
Syllabus will be added



  • Definition of sustainability
  • Sustainable development and sustainability challenges
  • Sustainability metrics and measures
  • The transformative potential of information systems for sustainability
  • Green IT
  • Green IS
  • IS as a sustainability problem
  • IS as a sustainability solution

Learning Objectives

On completion of this unit, students should be able to …
  • define and critically apply sustainability as characteristic of activities (e.g., business processes or individual behaviors).
  • distinguish and evaluate different sustainability metrics and measures.
  • understand the difference between green information technology and green information systems.
  • understand and apply different approaches to sustainable information systems development, use, and management.
  • differentiate and critically evaluate various sustainability requirements for information systems.
  • understand how information systems can enable digital solutions for sustainability.


Weekly Sessions

Each Friday, 10:00-13:30

Location: Lecture Hall XVIII, building 100 (University Main Building)

A detailed timeline is available in the syllabus as well as in ILIAS. The timeline is subject to change.

Important Dates

  • First Session (Kick-Off): 13 October 2023
  • Q&A-Session: TBA


Written Individual Exam (100%) of 90 minutes length.

  • First option: 10 February 2023, 16:00-17:30. Location: Room S91/S93 (Philosophikum, building 103)
    • KLIPS Registration Deadline: 29 January 2024, 11:59pm
  • Second option: 17 March 2023, 13:00-14:30. Location: Room S89 (Philosophikum, building 103)
    • KLIPS Registration Deadline: 04 March 2024, 11:59pm

The exam will be completed either as an electronic exam in the university's PC pool. More details will be provided on ILIAS once available.

Only KLIPS2 provides official information on exam dates and deadlines.

Selected Readings

Relevant papers, videos, lecture slides and other learning materials will be made available via ILIAS.