Are digital services and digitality always green?

A new course focusing on sustainable ICT development is open through Fitech to anyone interested in the subject. The course starts in January 2024, register soon.
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Photo: Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen

Are you interested in understanding the meaning of ICT more broadly? Are you wondering about the footprint left by energy-hungry digital services or equipment manufacturing and are you thinking about how to create more sustainable digital services?

Welcome to the course led by Professor Jukka Manner, which is open to all students pursuing a bachelor's degree at Aalto University, but also to all who are interested in sustainable ICT topics. The course is a Fitech course and implemented as a hybrid, where lectures can be followed either in the lecture hall or online. The weekly assignments expand the students' understanding of different topics.

"Sustainable ICT will play a significant role in the future, and in the course we will focus on how ICT and digital services produce emissions and is digitality only a good thing for our nature? Digital services increasingly require storage space, computing and data transfer, as well as new devices. We also discuss energy production and recycling of materials and many other areas that are significant in finding more sustainable ICT solutions," says Professor Manner.

Register now

Registration for the course is now open and will end on 17 December. 

Aalto students can register for the course via Sisu from this link.

Other Finnish higher education students, general upper secondary school students and adult students can familiarise themselves with the course details and register for the course through the Fitech network of Finnish universities of technology. Click here for the course page.

The course starts on January 9, 2024 and ends on April 16, 2024. Lectures are on Tuesdays from 4:15 p.m.

Warmly welcome to the Elements of Sustainable ICT course, which is organized for the first time!

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