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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 Vertr.-Prof. Dr. Friedrich Chasin
KLIPS Winter Term 2022-23 (Second Registration Phase)
Syllabus Download (from last year, we will update it soon)



  • 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.


Regular Sessions

  • First half of the semester: Weekly sessions
    • Fridays, 10:00am to 1:30pm
    • Location: Room S11, building 106 (Seminar Building)
    • First session: 14 October 2022; Last session: 9 December 2022
    • No session on 11 November 2022
  • Second half of the semester: Block session
    • Thursday, 12 January 2023, 9:00am to 12:30pm
    • Friday, 13 January 2023, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    • Saturday, 14 January 2023, 9:00am to 3:30pm
    • Location: Room -1.501, building 415 (Sibille-Hartmann-Straße 2-8, Entrance A)

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

Important Dates

  • KLIPS Exam Registration Deadline (1st date): 27 January 2023, 11:59pm
  • KLIPS Exam Registration Deadline (1st date): 3 March 2023, 11:59pm
  • Q&A-Session: TBA


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

  • First option: 10 February 2023, 8:30-10:00am. Location: Room S56 (Philosophikum, building 103)
  • Second option: 17 March 2023, 8:30-10:00am. Location: Room S56 (Philosophikum, building 103)

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.

Selected Readings

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