ICIS wants more attention for sustainable IT

Date of news: 20 December 2022

The IT crowd is responsible for an increasing amount of worldwide energy usage. That is why the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences in Nijmegen wants to draw more attention to sustainability. According to Bernard van Gastel, environmentally friendly IT can be very beneficial for the environment.

It is estimated that the IT sector is responsible for several percentiles of the global energy usage, according to Bernard van Gastel, professor of Sustainable digitalization. Despite this, there is little attention for sustainability at the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences, especially in education. Since October 1st, Van Gastel is responsible for a sustainability initiative (see insert) set to change this.

Read the interview in English here and in Dutch here.